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Under the Streetlamp Featuring Former Cast Members of "Jersey Boys" to Play at the Lyceum Theatre on April 21

Arrow Rock, MO, March 3, 2017 – Under the Streetlamp will perform 2 live concerts on Friday, April 21 at 2 pm and 8pm in the intimate setting of the Lyceum Theatre. Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including “JERSEY BOYS,” Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. Their shows feature tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. A flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs.

Classic hits first performed by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Bobby Darin and more are reborn for today’s audiences in this evening of great music and hilarious behind-the-scenes tales, complete with an exceptional seven-piece band composed of world-class musicians. With irresistible charm and rapport, Under the Streetlamp offers audiences the opportunity to get to know four critically acclaimed stars of stage and screen, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley. While each performer gets his moment in the spotlight, their synergy and charisma as a group, has drawn an extremely devoted nationwide following.

Each performer carries with him an impressive list of credits. Between them, they have appeared on Broadway, in feature films and on television – including special appearances during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, on “The Tonight Show,” “The Primetime Emmy Awards,” “The Tony Awards” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

The show’s original performers met onstage as the lead characters in “Jersey Boys” and have since formed a concert sensation of their very own. After achieving initial success performing in and around Chicago, Under the Streetlamp aired its first PBS special in 2011, and a second in 2014. The four gifted singers are currently on tour in support of their 3rd PBS Special – Rockin’ Round The Clock, thrilling sold-out houses throughout the country.

The goal of the concerts is to raise much needed funds to continue providing Professional Theatre to the Heart of Missouri. “There cannot be anything better, for the many fans of Under the Streetlamp, than to watch their live performances in a close and personal setting such as the Lyceum Theatre!” said Lyceum Director of Marketing and Special Events, Kevin Magee. “Our work could not be possible without financial support from the people who believe in what we do. This is why regular engagement with our supporters and fundraising events are so vital to keeping our work going.”

Tickets are available for $75.00 and can be purchased at: www.lyceumtheatre.org, (660) 837-3311 x1, or in person at the Lyceum’s box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320. The concerts are sponsored in part by Wood & Huston Bank.

The Lyceum Theatre will open its exciting new 8 show 2017 season on June 7 with the Lyceum premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. What follows are four more Lyceum premieres (Mamma Mia!, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, and Beehive the 60’s Musical), two Lyceum favorites Oklahoma! and Greater Tuna, and the fourth annual production of the Lyceum’s unique adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The Lyceum’s season runs June 7 through December 23, 2017.

All ticket and ticket package sales for the 2017 season are now on sale. Senior, student and children discounts are available. Special Group Rates are available as well. Evening performances are at 8pm and matinees are at 2pm. For ticket information: www.lyceumtheatre.org, (660) 837-3311 x1, or in person at the Lyceum’s box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theatre located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th century National Historic Landmark. The Village of Arrow Rock received the 2017 Missouri Arts Council Creative Community Award. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 57 years producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 408 seat theatre attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock for five months to bring its patrons Broadway caliber productions throughout the summer.

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. The Lyceum receives much needed support from the Missouri Arts Council.
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Auditions For The 2017 Season



Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Announces 2017 Season Auditions

Arrow Rock, MO, January 6, 2017 — Local auditions for our 2017 season will be held at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  If necessary, additional audition dates and times will be added. These auditions are by appointment only. Appointments can be made by emailing a picture and resume to arrowrockcasting@lyceumtheatre.org.  Please specify if there is a time of day that is best for you.  Also, please indicate if there are specific roles for which you would like to be considered.  Please include in the subject line of your email ARROW ROCK CASTING. No phone calls, please. A Lyceum representative will be in touch the second week of February confirming your time slot. If you are unable to attend the audition, you may email a video to arrowrockcasting@lyceumtheatre.org.

Those auditioning must prepare 16 bars of two contrasting songs and one brief monologue. An accompanist will be provided. Children under the age of 10 may audition with 16 bars of one song and no monologue. Anyone who is not a singer may perform a monologue only.  The Lyceum is seeking equity and non-equity actors of all ages and ethnicities.  There will not be a dance call at the Arrow Rock auditions.

Along with the local auditions, the Lyceum will participate in the MidWest Theatre Auditions in St. Louis Feb. 17-19.

New York auditions will be held by appointment only in March. For consideration, email a headshot and resume to casting@lyceumtheatre.org by Feb 22, 2017. Please include in the subject NYC CASTING. No phone calls, please.

Rehearsals for the first production of the Lyceum’s 57th Season, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, will begin Tuesday, May 23. The season concludes with the final performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL on December 23.


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Arrow Rock, MO, January 6, 2017 — The musical based on the classic children’s storybook Goodnight Moon takes to the stage at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, at 1 PM. This production makes the regional premiere of the musical and the Lyceum’s first family theatre for young audiences.

Based on the classic childhood book Goodnight Moon, written by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Clement Hurd, the musical Goodnight Moon was adapted by Chad Henry. As the Old Lady attempts to get Young Bunny to sleep, he insists on bidding “Goodnight” to everything in his room—and beyond! With special attention to the details from the beloved book illustrations, the playwright has crafted a charming musical that imagines lives for everything in the book, with appearances by the three bears sitting in chairs, the cow jumping over the moon, and even the Tooth Fairy!

The cast features professional Equity actors from Nashville, TN, veterans all, who have performed dozens of shows at Nashville’s famed Nashville Children’s Theatre, ranked by Time magazine as one of the top five children’s theatres in the country. Featuring Rona Carter as the Old Lady, Mikey Rosenbaum as Bunny, Amanda Card as Mouse, and Samuel Whited as the Tooth Fairy, Goodnight Moon is directed specially for The Lyceum by Shawn Knight, who helmed the Lyceum’s interactive mystery weekend this past fall and will portray the Moon.

“This musical is a charming adaptation of a book that has become a childhood favorite for many, who treasure sharing the story night after night with their children. And as a creative team, we are honored and excited to bring it to The Lyceum stage in some of the theatre’s first-ever programming geared for children,” says director Shawn Knight.

“The public shows will cap off a nearly sold-out week of school performances, during which close to 3,000 children will get to experience this classic tale as a live theatrical event. We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity for school children in Mid-Missouri and appreciate the support of our sponsors to help make it happen”, says Rebecca Early, Special Events Chairman.

The set, designed by resident scenic designer Ryan Zirngibl, will recreate the classic illustrations live on stage with surprises in store. Costumes are designed by Jessica Mueller, costume designer at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Perfect for children ages four and up, Goodnight Moon will offer shows on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, at 1 PM. Tickets are $20 for ages 13 and older, and $10 for ages 4-12. Tickets are expected to sell quickly. Visit http://lyceumtheatre.org or call 660-837-3311, ext. 1.

Goodnight Moon is sponsored in part by Wood and Huston Bank, McCarthy Chevrolet/Buick/GMC, and Central Missouri AGRIService (CMAS).

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