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Lyric Arts Company of Anoka Inc

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Centers, Theater

Mission: Founded in 1995, the mission of Lyric Arts Company of Anoka is to present music and theater productions in order to promote awareness of, appreciation for, and participation in the performing arts. Lyric Arts educates cultivates, and nurtures performing artists and audiences of all ages by providing high-quality opportunities to experience and celebrate these art forms in the Twin Cities' northern metropolitan area. Lyric Arts is dedicated to making the performing arts accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Marian M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Moving to the area in 1995, I knew no one. Lyric Arts provided a great place to gain a sense of community, while enjoying and participating in an art form near and dear to me. It was then, as it is now, truly a COMMUNITY theater. The board is comprised of active participants in the craft and/or the community, people who clearly represent the views of the community at large. This has allowed the theater to grow and morph as needed to continue to be an asset to the community. Now, 16 years later, my dearest friends are either from this group or have joined in the experience. This theater gave my children their wings and self confidence, even the introverted one! My life was irrevocably changed for the positive by the influence of this theater.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My wife and I started by going to a few shows here and there. It didn't take very long before we were attending more than we we're not. Next thing you know I'm being asked as a local businessman to be on the board. I was honored to be part of the theatre. So I said yes of course. As soon as you walk in the front door I feel like I'm with family.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My wife and I have enjoyed this artistic gem since its infancy. It has been very rewarding to watch it evolve and mature from a small pocket theatre to a year 'round theatre of professional quality. The staff, volunteers and artistic participants continue to challenge themselves to elevate the quality of each production and to increase the outreach to the community.

This extraordinary company brings classic and contemporary theatre to folks of all ages in an impressive and comfortable venue that allows the audience and intimate artistic experience.