It is with heavy hearts that we make the following announcement.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find no alternative but to postpone our 2020 season to 2021.   We had hoped that we would be able to bring you the remaining productions of the season - The Boys in the Band and Sweeney Todd - but in deference to state and local guidelines, it simply doesn't seem feasible that we will be able to present these productions in the manner we intended.  We are therefore postponing our season to 2021.

The Boys in the Band and Sweeney Todd will join our previously postponed Suor Angelica /Erwartung for a glorious 9th season in 2021.  Subscription holders will be able to transfer their tickets to the 2021 season and the list of dates will come out in due course. If you have a 2020 subscription, you will be notified individually about the process.

This decision is truly heartbreaking for all of us on the MLS team. However, your health and safety must be our top priority.

If you have any questions regarding your presently held tickets, please email:

This is not an easy process for our company, or the many artists involved, but we must do our part to protect the community in this time. 

Many thanks for your unbelievable support!  We miss you all very much!

Marc Deaton
Artistic Director

Scene from the recent reading of Marc Deaton's new play: A Memory of Truth?
live performing arts concerts in Madison

Our Artistic Director, Marc Deaton, and Executive Director, John Johmann, were profiled in a recent issue of Madison Neighbors. The illustrated article is available here. profiled MLS recently: What Will Theatre Look Like in 2021?

Above: scene from the recent reading of Marc Deaton's new play: A Memory of Truth?

Our Mission

Madison Lyric Stage is an award-winning, non-profit arts collective serving the Connecticut shoreline.  Its mission is to expand participation in the arts by presenting accessible, inclusive, and affordable professional-quality opera, musical theater and drama. Past productions include:  A Little Night Music, Agnes of God, Blithe Spirit, Company, Evita, Godspell, Hansel and Gretel, Into the Woods, Jesus Christ Superstar, Macbeth, Of Mice and Men, Peter Grimes, Salome, The Glass Menagerie, The Turn of the Screw, and many others. 

We'll take you into the woods and under the stars!