Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Unveils 2012-13 Season

Lyric Stage Company of Boston, led by Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos, has unveiled six of the seven shows that will make up the company's 2012-2013 season.

Season Subscriptions are now on sale. Tickets to individual shows will go on sale later this summer.

As Veloudos has noted, "When you become a Lyric Stage Company Season Ticket Holder, you become part of our ever-growing audience who enjoys our very best seats at the greatest savings. You’ll enjoy exclusive benefits including easy and complimentary ticket exchanges, discount tickets for guests, 2-for-1 tickets to area theatres, restaurant and museum discounts, invitations to special events including our Dialogue and Playwrights Series, and our Backstage newsletter. Best of all, you’ll never hear 'sold out' again. Why not get into the act?"

The 2012-2013 season includes, in calendar order:

"The Mikado"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Libretto by W.S. Gilbert
September 9 – October 15
Three little maids from school, a wandering minstrel, a pompous government official and the Lord High Executioner are just some of the absurd characters in Gilbert & Sullivan’s most beloved operetta. Set in the fictional town of Titipu, "The Mikado" is a tale of the beautiful school girl Yum-Yum who's set to be married to Ko-Ko despite her love for the romantic wandering minstrel, Nanki-Poo. Will these two young lovers find their happily-ever-after . . . or will heads roll? This witty musical satire of social mores and politics is a great way to start the new season.

"The Chosen"
Adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok
From the novel by Chaim Potok
October 19 – November 19
This captivating and moving coming-of-age story by the authors of "My Name Is Asher Lev" follows two boys from different cultural groups as their relationships with each other, their families, and their own spirituality evolve in 1940s Brooklyn. Called “a jewel” by The Wall Street Journal, it is a profound story of acceptance and understanding.

by David Henry Hwang
November 30 – December 31
Named one of TIME magazine’s 10 Best Plays of 2011, "Chinglish" follows an American businessman in a bustling Chinese province looking to cash in on the area’s growth potential. He engages a British consultant to navigate the linguistic and cultural clash his venture unwittingly sparks and winds up with more than he bargained for. This perceptive comedy of mistranslation and manners is by Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang ("M Butterfly").

"33 Variations"
By Moisés Kaufman
January 4 – February 4, 2013
A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his gift. Separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that transcends the boundaries of time. Moisés Kaufman ("The Laramie Project," "Gross Indecency") has written an extraordinary play about the creative process, parenthood, the genius of Beethoven, and the moments of beauty that can transform life. Featuring Paula Plum and James Andreassi.

"By the Way, Meet Vera Stark"
By Lynn Nottage
March 29 – April 29, 2013
In a new screwball comedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage takes a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" is a 70-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come.

"On The Town"
Book & Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Based on an idea of Jerome Robbins
May 10 – June 10, 2013
Three American sailors have one day in New York City to see the sights, meet a girl, and have the time of their lives. The energetic and humorous score from Leonard Bernstein ("Candide," "West Side Story") melds perfectly with the sharp and witty book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green ("Singin’ in the Rain," "The Will Rogers Follies") to create an uplifting and exuberant musical experience featuring such memorable songs as “New York, New York” and “I Can Cook, Too.”

For information on purchasing season tickets, call 617-585-5678 or visit

-- OnStage Boston



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