Fellini’s La Strada ~ Art Cinema

Drama, Foreign Classic
Italian / PG / 1 hr. 55 min.
 

Acclaimed Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini drew on his own circus background for the 1954 classic La Strada. Set in a seedy travelling carnival, this symbolism-laden drama revolves around brutish strongman Zampano (Anthony Quinn), his simple and servile girlfriend Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina, Fellini’s wife), and clown/aerialist Matto (Richard Basehart). Appalled at Zampano’s insensitive treatment of Gelsomina, the gentle-natured Matto invites her to run off with him; but Gelsomina, like a faithful pet, refuses to leave the strong man’s side. Eventually Zampano’s volcanic temper erupts once too often, leading to tragic consequences. Written by Fellini and Tullio Pinelli and scored by Nino Rota, La Strada was the winner of the first official Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film, awarded in 1956.
“Signor Fellini has used his small cast, and, equally important, his camera, with the unmistakable touch of an artist. His vignettes fill his movie with beauty, sadness, humor and understanding.” – A.H. Weiler, New York Times

“As French critic Andre Bazin pointed out, ‘The Fellini character does not evolve; he ripens.’ And so do his movies. – Rita Kempley , Washington Post

​Before Midnight ~ Art Cinema

Drama, Romance, Comedy
English, Greek, French  / R /1 hr. 48 min.
 

Before Midnight is an upcoming American romance drama film and the sequel to Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). Like its predecessors, the film was directed by Richard Linklater. As with the previous film, Linklater shares screenplay credit with both actors from the movies, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.  Directed By: Richard Linklater.   Written By: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy.
Bittersweet, intelligently written, deftly acted and painfully honest.” - Claudia Puig, USA Today

“Mr. Linklater’s shooting style is so graceful and unobtrusive, and Mr. Hawke and Ms. Delpy inhabit their characters with such conviction, that the challenge and originality of the movies are easy to overlook.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“From first scene to last, Hawke and Delpy shine brilliantly, wearing their roles like second skins.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

50 Shades!  The Musical!

“50 Shades! is a very good laugh and is impossible to resist!” – The Chicago Tribune 
 
  A sexy, hysterical musical romp, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL is a laugh out loud night of fun that you won’t want to miss!
 
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL!  The hilarious parody of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, makes it’s triumphant return to The Lyric after 4 SOLD-OUT performances last spring.  A resounding hit, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is lead on an uproarious roller coaster ride of this unlikely bestseller. The show is full of dance numbers, and original songs delivered by an outrageous cast with a live, on-stage band. Join the global sensation and experience the show that had sold-out audiences in New York, Chicago and The Lyric screaming for more!  This production contains adult language and adult content
 
Join the global sensation and experience the show that had sold-out audiences in New York and Chicago screaming for more!
 
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This production contains adult language and adult content. 

Kenny Vance and the Planotones

Kenny Vance and the Planotones are back again with their signature style of doo wop, bringing the hits of the ‘50s and ‘60s back into fashion. The Brooklyn sextet, originally a fictional band for the 1978 film American Hot Wax, debuted in 1992 with their high-energy renditions of songs by classic doo wop groups from Danny and the Juniors to The Del-Vikings. Relive the days of doo wop this November at The Lyric Theatre.
 
Kenny Vance, founder and lead singer of the Planotones, grew up in the 1950s in New York at a time when American music was swiftly changing.  The young aspiring musician started his first vocal group when he was 15 and his talents were quickly recognized by Ivy Records recording company. From there, Kenny’s success only continued and soon enough he became one of the original members of the highly celebrated doo wop group Jay and the Americans.  The group would make waves, opening for The Beatles during their first performance in the United States in 1964. Aside from this initial success, Kenny Vance would eventually acquire the position of Musical Supervisor for major films such as Hairspray and Animal House. Kenny solidified his position in the entertainment industry, working as Musical Director for Saturday Night Live during the show’s memorable years in the 1980s. 
 
Now, Kenny Vance returns to his musical origins, performing shows across the country that feature some of the most beloved doo wop songs. While they’re not performing, Kenny Vance and the Planotones are in the studio, producing albums. So far, the group has produced seven albums, including a soundtrack for the film Looking for an Echo. With the Planotones, each performance feels like a private view back to a time when American music was undergoing an exciting and energetic transformation.
 

Home Again for the Holidays Starring Lorrianna Colozzo

Usher in the holiday season with an inspiring performance by renowned soprano, Lorrianna Colozzo, as she takes you on a musical journey about the true meaning of being Home for the Holidays. Quickly becoming an annual tradition for many families, this magical evening of music will leave your heart singing through the Holiday season.
Lorrianna, a dynamic Jazz trio and special guests, the Avenue D Boys and Girls Choir will perform your favorite show tunes, classic songs from movies, and Holiday selections such as: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Home, Pure Imagination, Bring Him Home, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, We are the World, and many more! 
 
Always a new experience, Lorrianna Colozzo’s performances continue to bring people back for more. Often playing one or two shows a season at The Lyric Theatre, she’s been welcomed into the family and highly touted as one of the most compelling local artists the Treasure Coast has to offer. Last year, Lorrianna’s re-working of Christmas classics and modern hits was a critical and popular smash, touted by long-time fans and first-viewers. This year, her Christmas special promises to be just as magical, featuring the holiday classics you know and love performed by South Florida’s favorite soprano.
 

Craig Ferguson ~ Hot and Grumpy

Glasgow comedian and CBS’ The Late Late Show host, Craig Ferguson will make Treasure Coast debut this November! Television fan favorite, Ferguson has become a huge success on the North American comedy circuit, selling out paramount venues the likes of Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.  Now the disarming Scott brings his charmingly irreverent hilarious stand up performance to The Lyric!
 
In addition to Craig’s widely acclaimed standup comedy, Ferguson has written the feature films The Big Tease and Saving Grace.  In 2003 he made his directorial debut with I’ll Be There, which he also wrote and starred in.  I’ll Be There went on to receive the Audience Award for Best Film at the Aspen, Dallas and Valencia Film Festivals.  Craig was also named “Best New Director” at the Napa Valley Film Festival.  Ferguson’s other film credits include Niagara Motel, Prendimi ‘lanima, Life Without Dick, Chain of Fools, Born Romantic and The Big Tease.  Craig was in DreamWorks’ animated feature, How To Train Your Dragon, as the Viking, “Gobber”, a role he will reprise in 2014 sequel. In 2011 Craig portrayed “Owl” in the Disney classic, Winnie The Pooh, and this year he played “Lord Macintosh” in Pixar’s Oscar winning animated feature, Brave.  
 
In April 2006, Ferguson debuted his first novel, Between the Bridge and the River, which was on the New York Times bestseller list.  In 2009, Harper Collins published Ferguson’s memoir, American On Purpose, which debuted at Number Four on the New York Times bestseller list and received a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album.  Presently he hosts The Late Late Show With Craig  Ferguson on CBS.  He won his first Emmy nomination in 2006, as well as receiving the 2009 Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
 
CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT

Guys & Dolls ~ In Concert!

Starring Lyric Favorites:
Lorrianna Colozzo, Karin Leone, Nestor Torres & Sarge
Accompanied by the world renowned, Craig Turley Orchestra
Combine the pizzazz of Damon Runyon’s now-legendary characters with a dazzling score by Frank Loesser, a brilliant book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and appearances by all of your Lyric favorites ~ The result is Guys and Dolls in Concert at The Lyric. 
 
Guys and Dolls – A Musical Fable of Broadway, one of America’s greatest musicals and winner of 15 Tonys since its 1951 premiere.  One of the musicals that defined the Golden Era of Broadway, Guys and Dolls, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, made its Broadway premiere in 1950, ran for 1,200 performances, and won 15 Tony awards, including Best Musical. The show brought “Runyonland,” the world of author Damon Runyon, to life – and did for those characters what Spamalot does for Monty Python or Hairspray does for the world of John Waters. 
 
The Frank Loesser score includes some of the most popular songs of the era including “I’ll Know,” “A Bushel and Peck,” “If I Were A Bell,” “Guys and Dolls,” and “Luck Be a Lady.”  
 
Sure to be the hottest ticket in town!   

The Lyric’s Birthday Bash Benefit Gala with The Cab Calloway Orchestra 

 
The Lyric’s first annual Birthday Benefit Gala will be celebrated in Roarin’ 20’s style when the world-famous, energetic and highly talented Cab Calloway Orchestra takes the stage. The powerful interactive performance promises a swingin’ good time.  

But, the concert is just the beginning of the memorable bash!  Immediately following the concert, party goers in their best “glad rags” will make their way to The Cotton Club Speakeasy. Here they’ll be able to “shake a leg” to popular ‘20’s dances, enjoy delicious food, “bootleg” beverages, fun and many surprises. 

 
Tickets are limited for this premier event so early purchase is highly recommended. Because it is a benefit, a portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible and sponsorship opportunities are available. 
 
It’s going to be a “nifty” night … “The real Cat’s Meow” … Be there!
 
For more information:
Contact Linda Prange, Lyric Development Director 
at 772-220-1942, ext 209 or development@lyrictheatre.com.