Re: Important News from the Lyric
We are writing today to share the sad news that The Atlanta Lyric Theatre has closed its doors.
Like many similar organizations, the Lyric has experienced a significant drop in overall attendance in the wake of the pandemic. We have tried to respond to this challenge over the course of the last several months, and we greatly appreciate your patience and support as we cancelled shows and reworked the season. Despite our best efforts, we have arrived at the point where we must face facts: our financial resources are not sufficient to finish the current season, or embark on the next, which would have been our 43rd. Consequently, the Board has voted to dissolve the organization.
Regrettably, we will not be able to present the last two shows of our current season, Pippin and Best of Broadway, and we will not present the final two performances in our Cabaret Series. We are unable to provide refunds for Season 42 tickets; however, we will generate acknowledgement letters for the value of your unused tickets and any tax-deductible donations received in 2023. Monthly donations to the Spotlight society were cancelled as of March 3, 2023.
We want to commend and thank the Lyric staff: Artistic Director Mary Nye Bennett, Company Manager Stephanie Polhemus, Technical Director Joseph Swift and Box Office Manager James McCune who have worked tirelessly over the last few months. They have been flexible, professional, and creative in their attempts to adjust to the Lyric’s new reality. They have responded to every challenge with grace and optimism.
And finally, we want to thank you – our Lyric subscribers and donors – for your patronage and support. Our greatest disappointment is that we will no longer be able to bring you the shows that you have enjoyed for so many years. We hope you will continue to support other arts organizations in the community. They need you now, more than ever.
Lyric Board Co-Chairs
If you have questions about a ticket purchase or tax donation, you can contact us at Info@atlantalyrictheatre.com