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Horton School of Music


Lyric Theatre produces a season of fully staged productions, opera and musical revues, cabaret and other scene style productions each year. Since its inaugural season in 2003, Lyric Theatre has produced "South Pacific," "Oklahoma," "The Music Man," "The Wizard of Oz," "Show Boat," "The 1940s Radio Hour," "Anything Goes," "West Side Story," "Into the Woods" and "She Loves Me." Opera productions have included "Suor Angelica" and "Cos fan tutte" (sung in English), "Amahl and the Night Visitors," "The Old Maid and the Thief," "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Down in the Valley." Lyric Theatre has also performed in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and has offered performances for thousands of public and private school students in the Charleston area.
Auditions are open to all Charleston Southern students, regardless of major.

Upcoming Concerts

Thursday-Saturday, October 19-21, 2017

7:30 p.m. "Dynamic Duos"
Lyric Theatre presents a concert revue of the best duets from opera and musical theatre. Enjoy music by composers from Mozart to Irving Berlin and more! Tickets $10 

Production highlights

She Loves Me

Musical by Joe Masteroff performed by CSU Lyric Theatre and CSU Orchestra

She Loves Me   She Loves Me   She Loves Me


One act opera by Richard Pressley performed by CSU Lyric Theatre and CSU Instrumental Ensembles

Ruth   Ruth   Ruth

Dido & Aeneas

Henry Purcell's opera in three acts performed by CSU Lyric Theatre and String quartet with harpsichord

Dido and Aeneas   Dido   Dido and Aeneas

West Side Story

Musical by Leonard Bernstein performed by CSU Lyric Theatre  and CSU Orchestra
West Side Story   West Side Story   West Side Story