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Old Lyric Repertory Company Presents 'Amadeus'

Amadeus, the noted drama by playwright Peter Shaffer, is the fourth show to join the 2011 summer rotation with Utah State University’s Old Lyric Repertory Company. The production opens July 13 at the historic Caine Lyric Theatre in downtown Logan, 28 W. Center Street.

Described as “strangely enriching,” the Tony Award-winning play orchestrates politics, talent, religion, beauty and intrigue as seen through the eyes of the tortured and jealous composer Antonio Salieri.

The OLRC production of Amadeus runs July 13, 14, 16, 19, 22, 27, 30 and Aug. 1. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. with selected matinee performances at 2 p.m. (see the schedule online for dates).

The 2011 Old Lyric Repertory Company season also features The 39 Steps, Little Shop of Horrors, and See How They Run. The OLRC performance season is June 16-Aug. 6.

Led by artistic director Dennis Hassan, the OLRC is a professional theater program based in the Department of Theatre Arts in the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State.

“We are looking forward to the 2011 season because each production was selected for its excitement level and appeal for all crowds,” said Hassan.

The 39 Steps is an adaptation of the classic Hitchcock spy story and a Cache Valley premiere. Four actors portray dozens of characters in this classic murder mystery.

A Lyric favorite, Little Shop of Horrors is this year’s comedy-horror musical. The main character, Seymour Krelborn, hits a streak of luck when he discovers a strange and interesting plant that takes him on an exciting and dangerous adventure.

See How They Run, written by Philip King, is British farce at its best, complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, and of course, missing trousers.

Tickets for OLRC productions can be purchased by visiting the Caine College of the Arts Box Office at Utah State University in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center open 9 a.m.­-noon, Monday through Friday; by calling 435-797-8022 or online. Tickets are also available at the Caine Lyric Theatre from 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday and an hour prior to curtain on show nights. Individual ticket prices range from $18-$25 for adults, $15-$21 for seniors and USU faculty and staff and $12-$18 for USU students and youth.

More information about the Old Lyric Repertory Company and its 2011 season, including the complete performance calendar and schedule is online.

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Writer: Rachelle Nielson, Caine College of the Arts Production Services, 435-797-9203,

Contact: Denise Albiston, Caine College of the Arts Production Services, 435-797-1500,


"Amadeus" is the fourth Old Lyric Repertory Company production of the summer. The drama opens July 13 at the historic Caine Lyric Theatre in downtown Logan, 28 W. Center Street. The OLRC production joins three other stage productions in repertory.


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