TCNJ Lyric Theatre to perform in the Big Apple

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Members of Lyric Theatre prep for his or her NYC debut.

TCNJ Lyric Theatre is taking its present on the highway.

College students enrolled within the educational course may have the expertise of a lifetime once they take part in masterclasses with two Broadway stars and carry out in New York Metropolis this spring.

TCNJ Lyric Theatre will carry out “Stay Out Loud: The Music of Andrew Lippa,” in New York Metropolis on April 8 on the Laurie Beechman Theatre, simply steps from Occasions Sq. within the coronary heart of the theater District.

“For lots of the college students, that is their first New York Metropolis efficiency debut,” Lyric Theatre director Nathan Brewer stated. “It’s going to be an thrilling alternative for all scholar performers.” 

Stay Out Loud incorporates a revue of music by the Broadway composer, Lippa, together with works from “Large Fish,” “Wild Celebration,” “The Addams Household,” and “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” 

The present will characteristic Tony-award-winning actress Kate Baldwin, who will carry out a solo, a duet with one of many college students, and in a gaggle quantity with all members of Lyric Theatre.

In preparation for the efficiency, the scholars participated in a masterclass with Lippa on March 30 and can rehearse with Baldwin on the day of the present in New York Metropolis. 

I’ve seen each Andrew and Kate train masterclasses in particular person, and each of them are unimaginable lecturers,” Brewer stated. “They’ll present encouraging, constructive, and life-changing perception for the Lyric Theatre members.”

Mark Squindo ’25, a music training main, who sings in lots of the present’s songs, together with duets and group numbers, says he’s wanting ahead to working with Lippa and Baldwin.

“We’re having such a implausible time getting all of the music collectively and I wouldn’t wish to study it with anybody else,” Squindo stated. “This can be a implausible alternative for us.”

“This will probably be my first time performing in New York, and as an aspiring actor, it has been a dream of mine to work in such a quick tempo {and professional} setting,” Kenu Ogbevire ’22, a biology main and featured soloist within the present, stated. “Via our efficiency and grasp courses, I imagine I will probably be getting a glimpse into my future as an actor.”

Tickets for the New York Metropolis present are now obtainable. TCNJ College students, college, and workers who buy a ticket for the NYC present are invited to take a free round-trip bus which departs TCNJ at 5 p.m. on April 8. There are 30 seats obtainable. To order a seat on the bus, e mail Allison Russel at

TCNJ Lyric Theatre will carry out an encore efficiency of the present on campus on Wednesday, April 13 at 8 p.m. within the Black Field Theatre. Ticket data will probably be obtainable quickly.

TCNJ Lyric Theatre is a course open to all majors at TCNJ. Study extra on their web site.

— Meaghan Resta

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