About Lyric First Stage

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Program Date: July 10 - 28, 2017

Lyric First Stage is our three-week summer program for young artists between the ages of 14 and 20. Designed for students with some prior experience in musical theatre, the students work with professional mentors who frequently perform in professional productions at the Lyric Stage in an environment that mirrors the challenges and rewards of working for a professional regional theatre.

This summer, our students will immerse themselves in the works of Stephen Sondheim, America's greatest living composer, and the ongoing focus of Lyric Stage Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos's Sondheim Initiative, which has included productions of Assassins, Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Sondheim on Sondheim and Company at the Lyric Stage.

Several positions are still available, but slots are filling up!  Act now!

Lyric First Stage Summer 2017 Intensive--Registration begins on February 16, 2017!

You’re invited to take your musical theatre skills to the next level this summer with Lyric First Stage’s Summer 2017 Intensive. During this three-week program, a small group of passionate young artists will work directly with Boston theatre professionals on a select number of scenes and songs. 

Photo by David CostaWork through every note with Music Director Jonathan Goldberg (Assassins, Sunday In The Park With George, A Little Night Music, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Sondheim On Sondheim) and explore your performance choices with Leigh Barrett (Company, Sondheim on Sondheim, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, Follies), in addition to working with other local guest artists to be announced.


Photo by David Costa

Students will receive both one-on-one instruction and work together as an ensemble, culminating in a showcase performance on the Lyric’s stage on the evening of Friday, July 28.

When:           Monday-Friday, July 10-28 2017, from 10:00AM-3:00PM (with additional hours to be scheduled for the third week of technical rehearsals)

Where:          Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon St.

Tuition:         $1,300.00 (scholarship opportunities are available)

Apply:           Digital Application will be available on this website on February 16, 2017

Audition:       Registered participants should join us on Saturday, June 17th at 10:00AMf or a chance to meet their peers and the Lyric staff. During this morning session, each participant will be asked to sing a musical theatre song of their choice, to help Jon and Leigh select appropriate songs for each student to work on for the program.

Questions:     Contact Matt Chapuran, Managing Director, at matt_chapuran@lyricstage.com or 617.585.5682.

Apply:            Complete the below secured form and then call the Box Office at 617.585.5678 to pay your application fee.


Where We Come From

Over the past eleven summers, Lyric First Stage has enjoyed participants from the following cities, towns, and countries:

Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Concord, Dorchester, Dover, Framingham, Hamilton, Hyde Park, Holliston, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Lincoln, Lynn, Medford, Methuen, Milton, Needham, Newburyport, Newton, Peabody, Quincy, Randolph, Reading, Sharon, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, and Wilmington. Plus: Bulgaria, Israel, Russia, Jericho VT, Mexico, and Potomac MD.