The Atlanta Lyric Theatre

About the Lyric Theatre

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Atlanta’s only local professional musical theater company, was formed in 1980 by Tedi and Robert Langdon and Sally Knap as the Southeastern Savo yards, a repertory theatre company dedicated to presenting the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. The company’s first production, Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, was performed at Emory University in December 1980. Later, the company’s productions were moved to the Marist School, the 14th Street Playhouse, Center Stage Theater, and then to the Robert Ferst Center for the Arts on the campus of Georgia Tech where the company’s main stage performances were produced for seventeen seasons.

Mission Statement:
Atlanta Lyric Theatre is dedicated to producing the best in musical theatre and fostering the growth of the Atlanta theatrical community by showcasing local professional talent. Through educational programs and pursuit of artistic excellence, The Lyric seeks to inform and expand the audience for musical theatre in the greater metropolitan area.

Board of Directors

Dave Persson – Chair
Lynn Stevens – Vice Chair
Pete Waldrep – Treasurer
Monica Gwinn – Secretary
Paula Grothe
Trish Byers
Tom Browning
Marcia Lane
Dianne Napier-Wilson
Michael Everheart
Stacye Baker
Sam Matthews
Brent Brown

The Atlanta Lyric Theatre