Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival
1201 Hyde Park Blvd. Houston, TX 77006
p. 917.414.9577 e. LSL@lonestarlyric.org
Photos by Alex Hemsath
2014 - AMERICAN SHORTS
JUNE 17 & 23 - 8PM, JUNE 18 - 5PM
When the thermometer goes way up, it’s TOO DARN HOT!
A SUMMER CABARETLSL'S Summer Cabaret is the perfect indoor picnic with spicy favorites from the Great American Songbook. This WHITE HOT show includes sizzlers like THE GIRL FROM IMPANEMA, FEVER, UNDER THE BOARDWALK and just the right number of steamy blues like MEMPHIS IN JUNE, THE THINGS WE DID LAST SUMMER by Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Jimmy Van Heusen, Harry Warren, Hoagy Carmichael and more.
LSL converts MATCH’s Black Box 1 into a gorgeous New York nightclub—but the style it evokes is that of the deluxe anything-goes speakeasy. Backed by LSL’s veteran cabaret trio with Alan Simmons on bass, Carol Daubert on drums and led by the outstanding jazz pianist, Paul English so grab a drink and sing along to this sophisticated cocktail concert with no dress code.
Paul English ... Music Director, Piano
Carol Daubert ... Drums
Alan Simmons ... Bass
There will be one intermission.
JUNE 16 & 24 - 8PM & JUNE 25 - 5PM
A Stage Mamma Opera Drama.
VIVA LA MAMMA
A COMIC OPERA IN TWO ACTS BY GAETANO DONIZETTI
She doesn't have any weapons. Just her mouth.
What could be funnier than an opera about an opera with more than one leading lady fighting for the spotlight? Set in the late 50’s, we find an Italian opera company desperately trying to mount a new production while hurdling all the traditional conventions and stereotypes of the Golden Age of Opera: a prima donna refusing to take direction, a tenor who doesn’t know his part and a director pulling his hair out in frustration. Not that any of the other principals are much better.
When the larger-than-life mother of the seconda donna, Mamma Agatha (written for a baritone), storms onto the scene demanding that her daughter be given a number of her own, the company loses half its cast, opening the way for her to make her stage debut alongside the prima donna’s husband. Just as the production threatens to become a fiasco, Mamma Agatha saves the day by financing the show just as the director learns that his original backers have abandoned the project. This is “Dance Moms” and “Toddlers & Tiaras” hilariously spun out of control.
Flora Wall … Corilla, prima donna
Heath Martin … Stefano, her husband
Virginia Hesse … Luigia, seconda donna
Oliver Worthington … Mamma Agatha, her mother
Alli Villines … Dorodea, the mezzo soprano
Andrew Briggs … Guglielmo, the tenor
Brian Shircliffe … Biscroma, the composer
Eric Morgan … Prospero, the librettist
Nnamdi Nwankwo … the Impresario
Mary Box ... Music Director, piano
TBA ... Flute
TBA ... Cello
Sung in English with piano trio orchestration. There will be one intermission.
2015 - SECRETS
Photos by Ashley Brooks
LSL Festival 2015
Wolf-Ferrari's SUZANNE'S SECRET
Video by Brian Shircliffe
LONE STAR LYRIC's
11TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER FESTIVAL
All events presented in Houston's premiere Midtown theater venue:
Midtown Arts Theater Center Houston 3400 Main St. Houston TX 77002
2016 - 2 NEW OPERAS by REMSON & TAU
Photos by Ashley Brooks