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Lyric Top 40: Cultivating Local Talent

The Lyric has been a pioneer, since its inception, of nurturing talented, up-and-coming Boston actors, designers, directors, musicians, technicians, and arts administrators.

Here’s a video of Lyric founders Ron Ritchell & Polly Hogan talking about how it was a cardinal value of theirs from the very first show here at the Lyric to support local artists, and not “outsource” talent. Boston is a talented city, they thought, so let’s showcase that talent.

And that tradition has continued ever since. Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos feels incredibly passionately about the work that local Boston artists are doing, and he stands behind them in working at the Lyric and all over Boston. Under Spiro’s leadership, the Lyric is leading the way in showcasing the work of the best Boston actors, designers, and directors.

Over the past 40 years, we have employed over 800 actors and 160 designers, highlighting the incredible depth of talent available in the Boston area! 

The Lyric Top 40
A new feature on our blog that celebrates the large and the small, the obvious and the obscure, our very favorite things about The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, the things that make us uniquely Lyric. Check back for the next item on the countdown.

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