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The 2019 Lyric House Concert Series

Thursday, January 10
Big Waves & Bonfires
For more than 20 years Kari Sundquist has been using his acoustic guitar to speak volumes.
For the past few years he has turned it up with his newest band Big Waves and Bonfires,
a group made up of Sunquist, guitarist Dan Boyer, drummer Sam Papin,
bassist Josh Palmi and violinist Jill Burkes.


Thursday, March 14
Lehto & Wright
Lehto & Wright is a Minnesota based Folk-Rock and Progressive Rock
band whose first live performance was in 1999; performances have continued non-stop to this day.
Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles.


Thursday, May 9
The Divas
A talented musical performing Trio
with Keyboard, Guitar and Percussion to enhance the trio’s three-part killer harmony!


Thursday, August 8
Randy Lee Jazz Ensembles
Mr. Randy Lee is a busy band leader and free-lance musician from Duluth.
Lee’s Ensembles are tailor made to meet the client’s event needs;
from Jazz gigs to Dixieland duos, from Latin music, to Big Bands there is
a wealth of experience in Lee’s various entertaining Ensembles.
“I am very fortunate to say that I work with the best in our area,” says Lee.


Thursday, October 10
UMD Flute Choir
The Flute Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth
is run by Dr. Paula Gudmundson, Assistant Professor of Flute.
Bringing Flute events to UMD, Duluth and the Arrowhead Region of Minnesota.


7:00 p.m. . Lyric Annex . 516 Chestnut Street . Virginia
$15 at the Door or Purchase a Season Package!
You may reserve Your Seat Today the Following Ways:
Contact the Lyric Center for the Arts at 218/741-5577
Mail in Your Order  – PO Box 416, Virginia, Minnesota  55792,

The Lyric Theatre Programs

Lyric’s Small Parts Players

2019 Lyric’s Small Parts Players – Act I Performances:

“Attack of the Killer Grasshopers” April 2020

Small Parts Players – Act I & Act II, began its first season of production in 2000 and has been going strong ever since!  This after-school program puts on 2 to 4 theatre productions per school year and is a great way for children to build skills in the performing arts. While given the opportunity to explore this creative form of expression, this program also helps children develop reading and speaking skills through performance.  Small Parts Players is offered to children in two age groups:

The Act I age group, 7 through 11 years of age, meet in the Lyric Annex, 516 Chestnut Street, Virginia, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., during the school year.

The Act II age group, 12 through 18 years of age, is currently on hiatus.

Double check the Lyric calendar for any new developments.

Registration is $75 per production.

For more information contact: Pete Pellinen, Director: 218-780-1264.

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New Home for the Lyric’s Small Parts Players.  The Lyric Center for the Arts is now moving onto Phase 4 of its reconstruction.  Phase 4 is the development of the Lobby and a 120 Seat Performance Space for Lyric’s growing and popular Small Parts Players children’s theatre!  Please join us, make a donation today, as we move on to the exciting new Phase 4!


The Iron Range Real Regional Players, (IRRRP),
is now known as the
Lyric’s Northern Stage Works

If you have been thinking about getting involved with a fun loving theatre group, NOW is the time!   The Lyric’s IRRRP adult theatre program has undergone a complete re-organization starting with their all new name, Northern Stage Works! The theatre group is energized with plans for a full year of performances in the works.  Join us, as a performer or an audience member, 2020 is sure to be exciting!  Sign up to play a part or watch for announcements on Facebook.”

  • 2019 New Years Eve Dinner Theatre – Irritation to a Murder
    For more information contact: Lyric Center for the Arts  .  218.741.5577.   Also,  Follow us on Facebook!



The Lyric Spoken Word Program

Words & Lyrics

Join us as we celebrate the art of the spoken word!  Words & Lyrics is turning a new page; rather than meeting every month we are looking forward to scheduling book signings, special readings and connecting with Friends of the Library to continue to honor the written word!  Check our website often and follow us on Facebook for updates.

Published Writers: to be considered for a reading, please provide a website where we might read examples of your work along with the following:

  • Name
  • Pen name if appropriate
  • Titles of most recent work
  • Genre
  • Daytime phone number
  • E-mail address

You may e-mail this information to us at

Emerging Writers: to be considered for a reading, please provide the above information and a sample of your work for review.


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