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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Lyric Theatre

Oklahoma's only professional musical theatre company

four stars

90.34

1727 Northwest Sixteenth Street Oklahoma City, OK 73106
tel: (405) 524-9310   Web Site
EIN: 73-1001687

Board Leadership
Brad Ferguson
President

CEO
Jim Reynolds
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.34 four stars
  Financial 91.91 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Lyric Theatre is to produce excellent professional musical theatre, nurture artistic talent, promote collaboration among the arts, and enrich the quality of life for Oklahomans. Founded in 1963, Lyric Theatre is Oklahoma's only professional year-round musical theatre company. Beginning in the summer of 2002, Lyric Theatre moved its summer season from the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Auditorium to the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre in the newly renovated Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. For 46 years, Lyric has produced classic and contemporary musicals featuring both nationally known Broadway stars and local favorites. Lyric productions include the best of classic, modern, artistic, and family theatre for an audience of over 50,000 people.

The mission of the Lyric Theatre is to produce excellent professional musical theatre, nurture artistic talent, promote collaboration among the arts, and enrich the quality of life for Oklahomans. Founded in 1963, Lyric Theatre is Oklahoma's only professional year-round musical theatre company. Beginning in the summer of 2002, Lyric Theatre moved its summer season from the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Auditorium to the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre in the newly renovated Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. For 46 years, Lyric has produced classic and contemporary musicals featuring both nationally known Broadway stars and local favorites. Lyric productions include the best of classic, modern, artistic, and family theatre for an audience of over 50,000 people.

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Financial

four stars

91.91

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.29
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lyric Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lyric Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lyric Theatre (OK) 90.34 four stars
Near West Theatre (OH) 89.24 three stars
Great Lakes Theater (OH) 88.50 three stars
Victory Garden Theater (IL) 91.85 four stars
New Conservatory Theatre Center (CA) 91.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,415,393
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,415,393
   Program Service Revenue $2,406,875
Total Primary Revenue $3,822,268
   Other Revenue $434,473
TOTAL REVENUE $4,256,741
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,956,422
   Administrative Expenses $465,198
   Fundraising Expenses $213,291
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,634,911
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-378,170
   
Net Assets $9,877,620

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Lyric Theatre has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 90.34 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.35 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 92.02 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 89.08 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 91.25 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 87.17 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 86.11 three stars
2010-10 09/20/2011 77.64 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-10 11/01/2010 85.86 three stars
2008-10 11/01/2009 85.75 three stars
2007-10 09/01/2008 95.52 four stars
2006-10 06/01/2007 97.99 four stars
2005-10 07/01/2006 97.68 four stars
2004-10 09/01/2005 84.95 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 73-1001687
Name in IRS Master File LYRIC THEATRE OF OKLAHOMA INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (88) Community theatrical group
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,997 1.89% James B. Reynolds Jr. Managing Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lyric Theatre (OK) 90.34 four stars
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 88.18 three stars
Alley Theatre (TX) 92.13 four stars
A Noise Within (CA) 91.33 four stars
The Cleveland Play House (OH) 89.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lyric Theatre
1727 Northwest Sixteenth Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
tel: (405) 524-9310
EIN: 73-1001687

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Board Leadership

Brad Ferguson
President

CEO

Jim Reynolds
Managing Director

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