Madison Lyric Stage Presents
Season 2021, Outdoors!

Madison Lyric Stage presents The Sun Sits Low: An Evening of Stephen Sondheim

Our season begins with a concert of the music of Stephen Sondheim, composer of Into the WoodsA Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Company and many others, who has always been a favorite with Madison Lyric Stage.  

 

As we resume public performances after a year of being away, we return to the music we presented at our very first concert, with an evening of some of Sondheim’s most loved songs, including Comedy Tonight, Losing My Mind, No One Is Alone, Not A Day Goes By, Send in the Clowns, and more!  

 

This evening features a cast of 14 singers, interpreting the magical, urbane, funny and poignant songs from the canon of this prolific Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer. 

 

OUTDOORS at the Deacon John Grave House in Madison, Connecticut!

Madison Lyric Stage presents The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley

Before Stonewall, before AIDS, before Marriage Equality – there was Mart Crowley’s landmark play The Boys in the Band.  

 

It premiered Off-Broadway in 1968 and was turned into a film the next year by the director William Friedkin.  In 2018, it premiered on Broadway for its 50th anniversary, and was a celebrated Netflix film in 2020. 

 

The Tony Award-winning play revolves around a group of gay men who gather for a birthday party in New York City, and was groundbreaking for its humorous and poignant portrayal of gay life.

 

The play has been called “a true theatrical game-changer, helping spark a revolution by putting gay men’s lives onstage — unapologetically and without judgment — in a world that was not yet willing to fully accept them.” 

 

OUTDOORS at the Deacon John Grave House in Madison, Connecticut!

Madison Lyric Stage presents Suor Anglica by Giacomo Puccini and Erwartung by Arnold Schoenberg

Puccini’s beloved one-act opera Suor Angelica (“Sister Angelica”) contains moments of harrowing drama and unequaled redemptive beauty.  

 

Sister Angelica, a Florentine noblewoman, has been forced by her family to enter a convent after giving birth to a child out of wedlock – and for seven years has in vain waited for tidings from her family.  Finally, Angelica’s aunt, the Princess, comes to visit to reveal the fate of the child she was forced to give away, and to cruelly ask her to sign away her rights to her inheritance. 

 

Schoenberg’s Erwartung (“Expectation”) is a one-act monodrama that follows a lone individual through the forest in search of a lost lover.  

 

Suor Angelica will be performed in Italian with English subtitles.  Erwartung will be performed in English.

 

OUTDOORS at the Deacon John Grave House in Madison, Connecticut!

Health and Safety at MLS

 

Your health and safety are our number one priority, so we have decided to present these three events on the grounds of the Deacon John Grave House in Madison, under an enormous tent in the open air. 

This allows for safe social distancing and comfort at the same time … so that you can focus on the wonderful art for which MLS is known!

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