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Our Classes

At Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy, we’ve created a curriculum designed to offer students a full range of training and experience in all aspects of musical theatre. Classes are tailored to the specific needs and abilities of each age group and build on skills and techniques learned in previous classes or with previous experience. Even students not pursuing a post high school arts education gain valuable knowledge (such as confident public speaking skills) that they can utilize now and in future endeavors.

  Enrollment for classes this semester is now officially closed!  Please come back to this page toward the end of the summer to catch enrollment for the Fall /Winter 2019 classes. In the meantime, the classes below are provided to showcase the classes we have offered.

 Thank you for your interest in Lyric Theater Thelma Gaylord Academy!

If you have questions, please feel free to call
(405) 524-9310.


Full-Scale Productions!

Have the experience of rehearsing and performing in a fully staged musical or play. Final enrollment will remain pending until the cast list is posted.

Honk! Jr*

Production Class Auditions & Callbacks are Sat. Jan. 26 & Sun. Jan. 27
Performances May 10th-12th 

Director: Kassie Carroll
Ages: 7-14
Time: Tue 5:00-7:00 pm | Sat 11:00am-2:00pm
Tuition: $450

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

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Honk Jr Show Stretch

Lead by: TBD
Ages: 7-14
Time: Sat 10:30am-11:00am
Tuition: $100

This pre–rehearsal class is for those in the production of Honk Jr. The class will be focused on preparing the body for rehearsal through stretch and proper warm- up. It’s recommended to enroll in this class for a positive and fun lead into a long day of rehearsal.

Urinetown: The Musical*

Production Class Auditions & Callbacks are Sat. Jan. 19 & Sun. Jan. 20
Performances May 3rd-5th

Director: Nick Bartell
Ages: 14-18
Time: Tues 6:00-8:00 pm | Sat 12:30-4:00pm
Tuition: $450

Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.

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The Rokademy Experiment**

Performances April 26 and 27, 8pm

Director: Matthew Brown
Ages: 13-18
Time: Mon 5:00-8:00pm
Tuition: $350

Since it’s inception, the RoKademY Experiment has been amazing audiences with rock performances ranging from original Rock Operas to fully-staged classic albums. Led by Oklahoma rock legend Matthew Alvin Brown.


Returning after a marvelous first semester in the Spring is our Homeschool Production class! Learn how the rehearsal and production process comes to fruition in a daytime offering for our many homeschooled students.

Winnie the Pooh

Director: Rozz Grigsby
Ages: 7-14
Time: Wed 1:00-3:00 pm
Tuition: $400

Join us for a production designed just for our daytime homeschool students and produced with all the Lyric Academy pizazz! Homeschool Production will include hands-on experiential learning through the musical production process. Skills including vocal projection, acting in an ensemble, character development, and basic dance will go hand in hand with the rehearsal process of blocking, staging, and performing a show.

Musical Theater Core Classes

Designed to introduce students to various aspects of musical theatre, including stage directions and vocabulary, dance, music, and acting. Each class will culminate in an observation day for parents.

Beginning Musical Theatre Performance

Instructor: Tiffany Tuggle
Ages: 5-7
Time: Tue 5:00-5:45 pm
Tuition: $325

Little storytellers will experience the joy of rehearsing and performing in a mini musical! Students will have a ball learning to cultivate their imagination, how to share the spotlight, and much more. Perfect for kids who are not quite ready for production class but are itching to perform.

Production Training: Musical Theatre

Instructor: Jessica James
Ages: 8-12
Time: Thu 5:45-6:45pm
Tuition: $350

Students will improve their Musical Theatre skills with the clear goal of performing in full-scale musical productions. Focusing on vocals and acting the part, this class will help prepare students for both rocking as an ensemble as well as standing out with the skill set of a lead performer.
**Best taken in conjunction with Production Training: Dance for complimentary training and a dual-class discount**


New to the Academy this Fall 2018 are additional daytime options for our younger theatre lovers looking to get a jump start on their creative movement and storytelling.

Pre-K Dance and Drama

Instructor: Rozz Grigsby
Ages: 3-5
Time: Wed 11:00-11:45am
Tuition: $300

Pre-K Dance and Drama is a joy for your dramatic dreamer! This class will teach beginning/middle/end story structure, events and actions in a sequence, emotion-based facial expressiveness, vocal projections, and more in an imagination based class. Dance will be introduced through creative movement. Students will learn what dance is by using and learning motor skills, creativity, and music. They will learn how to be artistically expressive through dance at a young age and will learn spatial awareness, and how to take direction in a classroom.


Movement is the basis of all storytelling. Whether a student wants to be center stage tapping their heart out, or just be able to make it through a dance audition, we have a class that will get them one step closer to their goal.

Beginning Theatre Dance

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 5-7
Time: Tue 4:15-5:00pm
Tuition: $325

This fun class is to prepare even the youngest learners for what is to come in their future careers as performers! Students will learn jazz, tap, and ballet throughout the course of the class, these dance fundamentals will prepare the youngest of dancers for a successful future.

Musical Theatre Jazz/Tap

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 13-18
Time: Fri 6:00-7:30pm
Tuition: $375

Each week students will work on Musical Theatre Jazz and Tap Technique. For those students previously enrolled in this class, we have excitedly extended the time period to improve technique along with having time for both styles each week!

Advanced Tap

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: Adult
Time: Sat 4:15-5:15pm
Tuition: $350

This is our First Semester with Advanced Tap! We are so excited to offer various levels for our hardworking students. To enroll in Advanced Tap you must be approved or level out of our Musical Theatre Jazz/Tap Class.

Production Training Dance

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 8-12
Time: Thu 4:45-5:45pm
Tuition: $350

Students will improve their Musical Theatre Dance skills with the clear goal of performing in full-scale musical productions. Focusing on a combination of jazz and tap, this class will help prepare students for both dancing as an ensemble as well as standing out with the skill set of a lead performer.
**Best taken in conjunction with Production Training: Musical Theatre for complimentary training and a dual-class discount**


Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 11-18
Time: Fri 4:45-5:45 pm
Tuition: $350

This Ballet class is geared to students who are ready to take their technique to the next level. Ballet is the foundation of all dance technique and training. Ballet teaches discipline, manners, and so much more. This class would be a great addition and warmup for the class that follows: Musical Theatre Jazz/Tap Class.


Fundamentals of Dance and Movement

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 10-18
Time: Thur 7:00pm-8:00pm (please note time change)
Tuition: $350

The perfect class for students aged 8-18 who want to get started in the realm of dance and movement, but don’t feel quite ready to join an Intermediate or Advanced level dance class that might typically suit their age group. Students will learn to get comfortable with stage movement and dance, including choreography and the basics of jazz, tap, and ballet, as they work with the Academy’s primary dance instructor and choreographer. Wonderful as a regular refresher and movement class for our more experienced students as well.


Instructor: Nicholas Bartell
Ages: 13-18
Time: Thur 4:45-5:45pm
Tuition: $350

Students will learn the intricacies of building character and methods of approaching the acting side of theatre. This class will also introduce the fundamentals and rules of Improvisational acting, which can help keep the mind sharp and increase the actors toolbox of choices.

Performance College Preparation

Instructor: Ronn Burton
Ages: Junior/Senior
Time: Wed 6:00-7:00pm
Tuition: $350

For students who wish to apply to a performance based college training program this class covers all aspects of the college audition process including: finding schools best suited to students’ goals, experiences, identifying audition materials, assisting with essays and applications, audition coaching, assisting with filming of pre-screen videos, scholarships/ financial aid, and mock college interviews. Students are encouraged to enroll in both the Fall and Spring semesters to get the most out of this class and to take part in a staged Senior Showcase in May 2019 on the Plaza Theatre Stage recognizing our enrolled seniors and celebrating their work and college selections.