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Lyric to Raise Money for Food Bank During Holiday Production

LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL presented by Devon Energy opens November 29 

November 25, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma today announced that it will once again raise money for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma during  the run of LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL presented by Devon Energy, November 29 through December 28 at the Plaza Theatre. Funds will be raised through the collection of cash donations at the end of each performance.

 “We are proud to partner with the Food Bank for the third year in a row during LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL,” said Paula Stover, Lyric’s executive director. “Those in need are all around us and what better time to give back a little extra than during the holidays? Every dollar helps.”

 According to the Regional Food Bank, more than 675,000 Oklahomans will wake up today and wonder where their next meal will come from. Oklahoma ranks among the top five states in the nation in the number of people who are hungry.

 Tickets for LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL are now on sale. To purchase, call (405) 524-9312, visit LyricTheatreOKC.com or stop by Lyric’s box office at 1727 NW 16th Street in Oklahoma City.

 The production is sponsored by Devon Energy, Tri-State Industrial Group, Mark and Beverly Funke, SNB, First Liberty Bank, Mercy, Chesapeake Energy and The Oklahoman.  Annual support is provided by Allied Arts, Inasmuch Foundation, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Oklahoma Arts Council and The Shubert Foundation.

About Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Founded in 1963, Lyric is Oklahoma’s leading professional theatre company. For 50 years, Lyric has produced classic and contemporary musicals and plays featuring both nationally known Broadway stars and local favorites. Lyric produces four large-scale, fully orchestrated musicals at the Civic Center Music Hall each summer, as well as four smaller works at the Plaza Theatre during the spring, fall and winter. Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy is a professional training ground for students ages 5-18 offering classes in all aspects of musical theatre. Academy students have the opportunity to perform in two full-scale productions each year on the Plaza Theatre stage. For more information visit LyricTheatreOKC.com

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