December 2012 This week on Theater in Thirty, I had the pleasure of getting to know Dakota Shepard, and she was kind enough to put up with me moving a poinsettia around in the spirit of the holiday season. We talked a lot about why she's so excited about bringing 33 Variations to life, about the play and its relationship to Beethoven's Diabelli variations, Hi again! Welcome to another installment of Theater in Thirty, this time with actor Chen Tang. Chen is new to the Lyric, and I was delighted to have the chance to take some time and get to know him better. Chen is a lot of fun to talk to, and had some great insights about the show. In this video,

by Amanda Spinella, Artistic Assistant This past Tuesday was an exciting day for The Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Not only was it Election Day, but it was the first rehearsal for the cast and company of our upcoming production of Chinglish.  This was my first experience at a Lyric welcome since my recent move from the Front of House to

By W. Vickroy, Marketing AssistantAs the Lyric Stage Company of Boston finished up their run of The Mikado this weekend, work immediately began on the set for Lyric’s new production of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen. While of course the finished set will remain a surprise for show goers until opening night on October 19, we thought in the meantime we’d offer a

by Alycia Sacco, u/s Girl Bear, Mrs. T, Others When I first saw Avenue Q on Broadway some years ago, I was always hoping to have the opportunity to one day be in the show. When I was offered the job of understudy at the Lyric, I knew that it was a dream come true. My experience learning not

Sarah Stearns, Lyric First Stage Alumnus One of my first memories of Lyric First Stage is Spiro Veloudos chasing me around the theatre with a stick. It was the opening scene of Hamlet. I was the harried watchman and he was the ghost of the Old King. He was trying to teach us the most basic lesson of acting by provoking honest reactions

Kathryn Kawecki, scenic designer Avenue Q For this design, I was really trying to create an urban nook that felt real but that could still have some quirky character & make a nod towards learning life lessons through skits & songs. Glancing across the surface, it's a fairly straight forward street scene, but the details have a little more