A trio of musicals featuring plants, pickpockets and percussion take to the stage at Tulane University’s Summer Lyric Theater for the 2023 season.
Midlife musicals include ‘The Music Man’, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and ‘Oliver’.
Tickets for the three shows at Dixon Hall on the university’s Uptown Campus will go on sale at the box office starting mid-March.
Scheduled June 15-18, Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” follows a clever con man who sells bands to an unsuspecting Midwestern town and who he must go crazy for keeping a secret. Focus on your local music teacher. It is full of memorable masterpieces such as “Seventy-six Trombones”, “Shipoopi”, and “Till There was You”.
From July 6th to 9th, man-eating plants from outer space will land at Skid Row’s flower shop, set in the Little Shop of Horrors. A magical farce filled with memorable characters such as a semi-sadist dentist, a trio of Supreme divas, and a dopy hero include “Suddenly Seymour,” “Somewhere That’s Green,” and “Don’t Feed the Plants.” ‘ and other songs. .”
Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist story gets a twist in “Oliver” July 27-30. A coming-of-age story about a homeless British boy and his dull companions, the show is filled with stage classics like “Consider Yourself,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “As Long As He Needs Me.”
For season details, visit summerlyric.tulane.edu.