Summer Lyric Season: ‘Music Man,’ ‘Little Shop’ and ‘Oliver’ | Entertainment/Life

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Summer Lyric Season: ‘Music Man,’ ‘Little Shop’ and ‘Oliver’ | Entertainment/Life

A trio of musicals that showcase plants, pickpockets and percussion will take to the stage of Summer Lyric Theatre for the 2023 season at Tulane University.

The mid-year musicals include “The Music Man,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Oliver.”

Tickets for the three shows, on stage at Dixon Hall on the Uptown campus of the university, will be offered at the box office starting in mid-March.

Slated for June 15-18, Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” looks at a clever con artist who sells bands to unsuspecting towns throughout the Midwest, and the local music teacher he must enthrall to keep his secret. It’s filled with memorable songs that include “Seventy-six Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” and “Till There was You.”

A man-eating plant from outer space lands in a Skid Row flower shop July 6-9 when “Little Shop of Horrors” takes to the stage. The magical farce, filled with memorable characters that include a semi-sadist dentist, a trio of songstresses a la the Supremes and a dopey hero, has songs like “Suddenly Seymour,” “Somewhere That’s Green” and “Don’t Feed the Plants.”

Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Oliver Twist gets a twist for “Oliver” July 27-30. A coming of age story about a homeless boy in Britain and his less-than-savory associates, the show is filled with stage classics like “Consider Yourself,” “Food, Glorious Food” and “As Long As He Needs Me.”

For more information on the season, visit summerlyric.tulane.edu.