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Dallas' Lyric Stage seizes the day for its 26th musical season

Dallas' Lyric Stage seizes the day for its 26th musical season

Disneys' Newsies on Broadway
Lyric Stage will be overrun with Newsies​ this September. Photo by Deen van Meer

For its 26th season, Lyric Stage is continuing three of its newest traditions: the Majestic Theatre, a Disney musical, and performances that run only one weekend.

The company moved last year from its longtime home at the Irving Arts Center to the Majestic Theatre, when Shane Peterman replaced Steven Jones as producer.

After mounting The Hunchback of Notre Dame this past season, Lyric is tackling another Disney musical that's new to the area: the Tony Award-winning Newsies​. Based on the 1992 film, the show follows a charismatic newsboy and his ragged band of teenaged "newsies" in New York City at the turn of the century. The groups dreams of a life far removed from the hardship of the streets, but when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, they strike for what's right. It will run September 21-23, 2018.

After the success of last season’s Songs from the Great American Songbook, Lyric Stage is again partnering with the Dallas Winds for another, untitled concert that will run November 16-18, 2018.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the nostalgic Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones musical I Do! I Do! is up next. Based on Jan de Hartog’s The Fourposter and written as a star vehicle for theater legends Mary Martin and Robert Preston, the show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day. We watch as they go through their wedding-night jitters, raise a family, and negotiate midlife crises. It will play February 14-17, 2019.

Closing out the season is an American classic — one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history, actually. Man of La Mancha was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century masterpiece Don Quixote, which celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The beloved score includes such songs as "The Impossible Dream," "Dulcinea," and the title tune. It runs June 14-16, 2019.

Season tickets are available by calling the box office at 214-871-5000 or by visiting www.lyricstage.org.