History

Regina Lyric Musical Theatre, originally incorporated as Regina Lyric Light Opera Society, was born at a meeting held November 6, 1977, attended by about 30 people.  The late Patricia Knox was the prime organizer of that meeting and she was its first president, a leading lady in several productions, and always a strong supporter of Lyric's activities.  In addition to Patricia, the first executive consisted of Christine Tiller, Greta Charelbois, Hal Tate, Jean Freeman, John Huston and Walter Kalyn.  Other founding members included Reverend Bud Harper and Reverend Stanley Sinclair, both of whom performed in Lyric shows; Bud also served as president.  Another founding member, Jim Young, went on to serve as president and treasurer, and also performed in many Lyric shows.

Regina Lyric Musical Theatre's roots extend back to the Regina Amateur Operatic Society.  This photo was taken of the cast of The Quaker Girl at Darke Hall in 1941.  The second image shows the signatures of the actors on the back of the photograph.

 

Past Shows

1978 – HMS Pinafore
1979 – The Red Mill
1980 – The Pirates of Penzance
1981 – Showboat
1982 – The Mikado
1983 – Fiddler on the Roof, The Pirates of Penzance
1984 – The Gondoliers
1985 – The Dancing Years, Brunch on Broadway
1986 – Oklahoma!, Brunch with Noel Coward
1987 – Guys & Dolls, Brunch on Broadway
1988 – La Vie Parisienne, Brunch on Broadway
1989 – The Music Man, Supper with the Music Men
1990 – The Merry Widow, Trial by Jury
1991 – Kiss Me Kate, Songs from Carousel
1992 – The Boys from Syracuse, Past Years
1993 – Die Fledermaus, Songs from Finian’s Rainbow, Some Enchanted Evening
1994 – The Gondoliers, Songs from Brigadoon, We’ll Meet Again
1995 – Hello, Dolly!, Songs from Oliver!, Regina Revisited
1996 – The Mikado, Songs from Showboat, Company
1997 – The Most Happy Fella, 20 Years of Lyric Shows, Baby
1998 – By George–and Ira, too!, Brunch with Cole Porter, Bells Are Ringing
1999 – A Little Night Music, Brunch with Irving Berlin
2000 – Fiddler on the Roof, Brunch with Gilbert & Sullivan, The Apple Tree
2001 – Guys & Dolls, How the West was Sung, Starting Here, Starting Now
2002 – Lyric’s Silver Celebration Brunch, Carousel, Cole
2003 – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Brunch, Cabaret, Closer Than Ever
2004 – Brunch With Lerner, Loewe & Lane, The Pajama Game, We’ll Meet Again
2005 – Bravo Bernstein!, Sweeney Todd, Give Our Regards to Broadway: A Century of Musical Favorites
2006 – Brunch…And All That Jazz, Candide, Broadway Divas
2007 – With a Song in My Heart…The Music of Richard Rodgers, Oklahoma!, Songs That Won the War
2008 – Thoroughly Modern Broadway, Seussical, Nunsense
2009 – Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Follies, Tent Meeting
2010 – I (Heart) Broadway, Gypsy, The Times, They Are A-Changin’
2011 – From Camelot to Cabaret, Baby, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
2012 – The Best of Broadway, Fly Me To The Moon, We’ll Meet Again, Puttin’ on the Ritz (The Lyric Singers)
2013 – And the Oscar Goes To, When You Wish Upon a Star, The Magic of Music (The Lyric Singers), As Time Goes By: A Love Story with Music and Ghosts, Sing! (The Lyric Singers)
2014 – The Golden Age of Broadway: From Oklahoma! to Fiddler on the Roof, Fiddler on the Roof, The Great Canadian Songbook (The Lyric Singers)
2015 – All You Need is Love, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Groovin’ With the Lyric Singers, The Great Canadian Songbook II (The Lyric Singers)
2016 – Isn’t it Romantic?, The Addams Family Musical, Unforgettable (The Lyric Singers)