LSC-CyFair Arts

LSC-CyFair Arts The Center for the Arts at LSC–CyFair offers students and community members hands-on learning opportunities. Each season includes diverse productions of classical plays, Broadway musicals, intriguing concerts and beautiful works of art.
(6)

Check us out! The Center for the Arts at Lone Star College-CyFair offers students learning opportunities and adds a cultural asset to the community. Each theatre season includes diverse productions of classic, family fare, Broadway and experimental theatre. Choral and music performances include the college’s pop and concert choirs, symphony and jazz bands, and string orchestra with an array of visiting artists. Student, faculty, staff and community exhibits displayed in the gallery are in a variety of mediums such as ceramics, acrylic, oil, watercolor, metal and photography.

Operating as usual

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams'...
11/10/2020

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams' 'Church & State.'

Production Photos Courtesy of Aoife Haney Photography

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams'...
11/10/2020

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams' 'Church & State.'

Production Photos Courtesy of Aoife Haney Photography

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams'...
11/10/2020

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams' 'Church & State.'

Production Photos Courtesy of Aoife Haney Photography

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams'...
11/10/2020

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams' 'Church & State.'

Production Photos Courtesy of Aoife Haney Photography

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams'...
11/10/2020

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams' 'Church & State.'

Production Photos Courtesy of Aoife Haney Photography

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams'...
10/08/2020

All Photos, Graphics, and Promotional Materials for LSC CyFair's Fall 2020 Streaming Production of Jason Odell Williams' 'Church & State.'

Production Photos Courtesy of Aoife Haney Photography

Free To Stream!
09/20/2020
Free To Stream!

Free To Stream!

Join us for our Stages Studio Sessions!

Photos from LSC-CyFair Arts's post
09/11/2020

Photos from LSC-CyFair Arts's post

TBT Spring '06 - The Good Doctor... looks like in the Black Box? @ Lone Star College–CyFair
08/20/2020

TBT Spring '06 - The Good Doctor... looks like in the Black Box? @ Lone Star College–CyFair

What a time to be alive! What with COVID changing people's plans left, right, and center, we at LSC CyFair are rolling w...
08/07/2020

What a time to be alive! What with COVID changing people's plans left, right, and center, we at LSC CyFair are rolling with the punches, and we are committed to continuing to provide opportunities for performance for our students and our audience.

To best match with Social Distancing and safety protocols, we will making some changes to our Season of Politics. The first, and most importantly being, we are going to attempt to Live Stream out productions, this ensures the safety of our actors and our audience. More info on that will be forthcoming!

Also, we will be switching out or musical this fall with another stellar play, an intricate political satire set in present-day Washington, D.C. Francis was a brilliant political staffer who suffered a mental breakdown, convinced he was Abraham Lincoln. He now works as a janitor in various D.C. buildings, and attends therapy, but still sometimes wanders off and makes rousing public speeches. He is kept from being forcibly confined to an institution only by the efforts of his brother, a harried political speechwriter struggling to help his congressperson get re-elected. During his long night shifts, Francis befriends a lonely speechwriter who unbeknownst to him works for his brother’s rival in the upcoming election. Francis begins to supply speech ideas to both candidates …

Join us this October as we attempt to present John Strand's 'Lincolnesque.'
Directed by Joseph Urick

See you in the fall!

07/10/2020
Houston Ballet

Just something fun. Enjoy 😊

During a time when most of us are forced to be apart, Artistic Director Stanton Welch felt it more important than ever to continue to create and dance as a form of connection and joy – even if it is at home from a distance. This project was choreographed and rehearsed entirely on Zoom, creating a new challenge for our 61 Company dancers to tackle during our time away from the studios. Set to Billy Idol’s iconic song, this eponymous work shows Houston Ballet coming together collectively for a few minutes of fun, creativity and, of course, dance. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired to keep us creating, because we need you. Help fuel our creative process and keep our artists dancing. Make a donation today. Every contribution counts and is currently matched by The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts. houstonballet.org/about/support-us/give/

This production was from February 2005 and I'm not sure what it is. Unfortunately, all we have is the date. From the ins...
06/30/2020

This production was from February 2005 and I'm not sure what it is. Unfortunately, all we have is the date. From the instrumentation, I would guess a Jazz Ensemble? But hey, if you know, let us know! @ Lone Star College–CyFair

06/17/2020
Playbill

If you get a chance, watch this and many others to get insight into professional Theatre!

Read Baylee's story and register today!
06/15/2020

Read Baylee's story and register today!

With plans to pursue music professionally and not ready to financially commit to a university, Baylee Kilgore chose to earn her associate degree first at LSC-CyFair.

“Initially, I thought I would study music education. Little did I know, that I would fall head over heels in love with the fascinating art form that is opera. I want to contribute in allowing people to experience emotion that they maybe cannot express in daily life. A career goal of mine is for opera to make a radical come back within younger generations.”

While at LSC-CyFair she performed with the choir program, in many vocal masterclasses, student recitals and even a Bosque Gallery reception, all of which prepared her to transfer in 2018 to the University of North Texas College of Music.

With encouragement and guidance of LSC-CyFair professors and mentors, particularly voice teacher Dr. Zachary Bruton, she was able to decide her career path before taking big life steps. She also gained confidence to audition for music programs and conservatories, such as The Manhattan School of Music in New York, The New England Conservatory in Boston, Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

“I learned vocal technique that immediately allowed me to receive opera roles. I am currently performing with doctoral and graduate students, studying with Dr. Stephen Morscheck, one of the best UNT faculty voice teachers, and singing in prestigious choirs under the baton of excellent musicians.”

Operatic roles she held at UNT are The Forester’s Wife in The Cunning Little Vixen and Beatrice in Le Testament de la Tante Caroline. She also covered the roles of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Regina in Regina.

Before finishing at UNT in December 2020 and enrolling in a graduate program, she will participate in the prestigious summer program run by one of opera’s biggest stars, the Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices.

https://www.lonestar.edu/31911.htm

#AfricanAmericanMusicAppreciationMonth #AAMAM
06/11/2020

#AfricanAmericanMusicAppreciationMonth #AAMAM

06/10/2020
Houston Symphony

Just amazing.

You might remember Stravinsky's "Firebird" performance earlier this season! Enjoy the dramatic finale 🔥

06/09/2020

"Reflecting on recent events, I have been thinking about the current diverse culture at Lone Star College-CyFair, campus wide and in the Fine Arts Departments. I would like to think we do our best to be inclusive, but it would be ignorant to say we are perfect. We can do better. Too many times, fine arts organizations assume what their community want to see and hear. We need to listen.

"Over the next few months, we will be posting many of our past productions as a way to ruminate our history. And we encourage you our audience, our community to share your thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

"Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice. Let's create a place where you feel belonged." - Joshua Estrada, Fine Arts Coordinator

06/01/2020
Playbill

Join now for a relevant conversation.

This edition of The Broadway Q&A Series will focus on black theatre artists.

Continuing our Drama Award Ceremony -- Hands on a HardbodyBringing a musical to life is no easy feat, and it takes the p...
04/30/2020

Continuing our Drama Award Ceremony -- Hands on a Hardbody

Bringing a musical to life is no easy feat, and it takes the passion, commitment, and dedication of a fleet of people, as we add whole new facets of performance to the production. Singing, Acting, Dancing, all must blend seamlessly together, and I must now take just a moment to recognize my collaborators Mr. Brian Herrington and Ms. Irene Ko. Though the process had its ups and downs, as all productions do, I feel we have grown as a department because of it, and the results of our labor are more than evident in the success the show brought to our stage.

During R&J I was backstage waiting to go on when Alex Evans approached me, inquiring about Hardbody. I told them I was unsure how we would proceed, but we could not work on the piece without a truck. Without missing a beat Alex looked at me and said, “What year? – 2000 – What color? – Red – Oh, I have one of those sitting in my garage!” Lo and behold, they did! And for the cost of a truck and a trailer, we got a 3000 lbs, fully functioning Hardbody truck. No need to make something, no need outlandish fines for rentals. And thus, we were introduced to Bertha.

For the loan of their truck, as well as their continuous support, a Director’s Award goes to the entire Evans family.

An SM is only as good as their crew, and if the SM is the right hand of the Director, the ASM is the right hand of the SM. They have just as much responsibility, with none of the perks of calling out actors or giving notes. Despite this, we could not have had near the smooth operations backstage without the tireless efforts of our Assistant Stage Manager.

For her work as the ASM for Hands on a Hardbody, a Director’s Award goes to Ms. Karla Martinez.

Continuing the support of our tech crew, it takes a great deal of commitment to join a crew. Its long hours with no real reward other than the thanks of the cast and crew. You get no fanfare, and no applause. Yet, their service is as invaluable as the SMs, and in fact this gent proved to be one of the strongest links in our backstage crew.

For her work backstage on the tech crew, a Director’s Award goes to Ms. Sarah McReynolds.

And now, let’s talk about risk, shall we? As I said with R&J, playing one role is hard enough, but playing 2? That takes a special kind of crazy actor. Little did I know when I gave this actor the roles of the eccentric husband, and the Doctor, that the Doctor would end up being the crazier one. With 1 minute, this actor breathed life into a role that became a crowd favorite, and I cannot wait to see what he does when next we work together.

For his roles as Don and Dr. Stokes, a Director’s Award goes to Bain Beason.

Choosing an Outstanding Performances in a musical is tricky. One must not only have exceptional character and delivery, but also show aptitude with music and choreography. This actress displayed all of that in spades. Her acting won our hearts, turning a surface level villainess into a tragic and flawed young woman, her singing won our ears, with belts that even the best country stars would envy, and watching her lead an ensemble thru a dance call was admirable, reminding me constantly that Irene made the right choice in making her our Dance Captain.

For her role as Heather and Dance Captain, an Outstanding Performance Award goes to Ms. Carolina Heilander.

It is impossible for a director to read a script and not have certain folks in mind for certain roles. Elements of an actor’s personality seem to come out when reading thru the lines, and some roles just seem like natural fits. This was such an instance. I asked this gentleman if he would audition, he said yes. I put him up against the best we had come out, and he brought it. I challenged him to rise to an emotional state he hadn’t gone to before, and he came out stronger because of it. I even allowed him to call me a punk on stage – and he relished the opportunity.

For his role as Benny, an Outstanding Performance Award goes to Mr. Charles Rodenberger

Continuing our Drama Awards Ceremony -- Barbecue ApocalypseThe time, now. The place, a small porch in an everyday cul-de...
04/29/2020

Continuing our Drama Awards Ceremony -- Barbecue Apocalypse

The time, now. The place, a small porch in an everyday cul-de-sac in suburbia. Friends gather for a barbecue, but calamity strikes. Thru an unknown apocalyptic event, they all seem to survive, finding out who they are, and what it takes to make it in an unpredictable future.

For Barbecue Apocalypse, the direct Director’s Award goes to an actor who had been struggling with confidence and being taken seriously as their preferred gender identity. He had been holding back because of fear that he would "give himself away." With this show, and the support of an amazing cast, he was able to overcome his fears and take risks. This was showed amazing growth as an actor and I want to recognize how much progress he has made.

For his role as Ash, a Director’s Award goes to Mr. Haine Basile

Exceptional attitude and support of a show is an expectation of anyone engaged in the process but must be especially recognized to those who do not receive the adulation or the applause. A willingness to pitch in wherever needed, whenever needed. It is in this attribute that this technician deserves special recognition.

For their work backstage on Crew, a Director’s Award goes to Alexandre Evans.

We are living in a time when our students do not get to interact with their playwrights. They are either dead or living the dream elsewhere. Sometimes, however, we are given the opportunity to not only meet our playwrights, but get them to come see their work live, and even engage with them in a Master Class for playwriting.

For his endless support as our Fine Arts Coordinator, a Director’s Award goes to Joshua Estrada.

--

Outstanding Performance Awards

Our first Outstanding Performance Award goes to a young woman who displayed endless passion, dedication, and hard-work. She overcame personal obstacles and showed tremendous growth in areas that she had wanted to improve throughout her time in our program. Her commitment to character, consistency in performance, and her preparedness to pick up the mantle if someone ever slipped made her invaluable to our process.

For her role as Deb, an Outstanding Performance Award goes to Ms. Antonia Laverde

Now, let's talk about taking risks, shall we? Theatre is about taking risks, and this next recipient is the absolute embodiment of that. This was his first performance in drag for a play. We heard from so many how impressed they were with his performance, but also that they were inspired by him. Despite the risk, his performance consistently was the one people commented about after the show. He literally had fans who wanted to meet him afterwards.

For his role as Glory, an Outstanding Performance Award goes to Mr. Jesus Armando

Continuing our Awards Ceremony Presentation -- Romeo & JulietFirst, we will announce our Directors Awards. These are up ...
04/28/2020

Continuing our Awards Ceremony Presentation -- Romeo & Juliet

First, we will announce our Directors Awards. These are up to 5 certificates given to various individuals who excelled in their efforts and contributions to the overall production, showing growth in artistic quality and going above and beyond call of duty.

Then, we will present the Outstanding Performance Awards – these are given to (2) actors who, for each production, demonstrated not only an aptitude for performance, but growth, development, and commitment to their process and craft. These are not simply reserved for leading roles, but any individual who embodied their roles with sincerity and vulnerability, the very heart of what it means to be an actor.

All awards can be picked up in Joseph Urick's office once campus reopens.

--

Now, let me take you back in time, to the 1920s. Murder and mayhem, political corruption and family backstabbing… oh wait, that’s today’s Washing DC, I’m sorry. Gangs, flappers, liquor – now we’re talking! Romeo & Juliet was such a wonderful experience, as stated, our first Shakespeare production, and my first collaboration with all you.

--

First, I want to recognize an individual who I was recommended to speak to after my first Faculty Senate meeting. Coming from the English department, she was originally meant to come in only as a consultant, given her experience with the text. What ensued however, was a wonderful relationship that resulted in her stepping into a major role, which she played with exceptional grace, charm, and hilarity. She was invaluable, and she still is.

For her role as the Nurse, a Director’s Award goes to Ms. Laura Taggett.

Next, I want to recognize a gentleman who came into the process with no Shakespearean training, nor Stage Combat training, but not only showed an incredible prowess with both, but his vigor and enthusiasm was infectious, and I got to watch him grow into more of a leader, commanding the right kind of respect from his peers, and certainly earning mine.

For his role as the Escalus and Fight Captain, a Director’s Award goes to Mr. Michael J. Franklin.

As stated, 10 out of 15 actors had no previous Shakespearean experience on stage, but this individual had no previous theatre experience PERIOD. In fact, he only heard about our auditions the day of, came in on a whim, and showed me that a fine actor can truly come from anywhere. Despite having the fewest lines in the show, he proved to be one of the most memorable characters, showing the kind of gruff, gangster intensity that made him invaluable to the aesthetic of the show.

For his role as Abraham, a Director’s Award goes to Mr. Ryan Bytton.

Finally, as a director, it is always fun when you can try something new. I have never seen a production where the audience got to see Romeo’s first love. This actress not only took up this mantle, knowing it was a silent role, but ended up taking up another mantle when we had another scheduling conflict. Playing one role is hard enough, but playing two, that is something special. And, along with her fellow actors and stage crew, mastered an entire gender transformation in less than 45 seconds.

For her roles as Sampson & Rosaline, a Director’s Award goes to Ms. Yasmeen Al-Jeraiway.

--
For Romeo & Juliet, the first Outstanding Performance recipient is a gentleman who brought a true sense of ownership to his role. His presence on stage was both hilarious and terrifying. Not a single rehearsal would pass without a new idea, suggestion, or comment that would not aid in his development of this rambunctious character. It is not easy bringing a wife-beating, backstabbing, crooked, bootlegging mob boss to life, but he did so with ease.

For his role as Capulet, an Outstanding Performance Award goes to Mr. Alex Herrera.

Our next recipient is another very talented young woman who rose to the challenge of her crazy director casting her as one of the most iconic roles in Shakespeare’s canon. She took an innocent, naïve girl, and churned out a performance that was so incredibly smart, so incredibly savvy, and so incredibly wise beyond her years. She took a huge risk with this part, and I would like now to reward her for her efforts.

For her role as Juliet, an Outstanding Performance Award goes to Ms. Savannah James.

Stay tuned tomorrow for awards for Barbecue Apocalypse!

Address

9191 Barker Cypress Rd
Cypress, TX
77433

General information

House generally opens 30 minutes prior to performance start. It is recommended you bring a jacket or sweater as our building can get quite chilly.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when LSC-CyFair Arts posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to LSC-CyFair Arts:

Videos

Nearby government services