by Austin Playhouse

Apr. 30, 2023

Lyric is a second-grader who is having trouble learning to read when an unlikely teacher, the janitor at her school, recognizes the challenges she is facing. Mr. Hartley elicits the help of his made-from-junk creations to nurture within Lyric the necessary confidence and learning strategies to read. KEYS is a new musical celebrating what it means for young people to believe in themselves enough to do anything – even learning to read!

The key has always been inside!


Book by Roxanne Schroder-Arce

Music & Lyrics by Jenn Hartmann Luck 

Directed by Anthony Runfola

Music Directed by Jenn Hartmann Luck, with Isabel Spitalney

KEYS has been commissioned by the Magik Theatre, San Antonio, Anthony Runfola, artistic director

This reading has been made possible by the University of Texas Austin Department of Theatre and Dance, The DTYC, and UTeach Theatre Area

with Austin Playhouse, Lara Toner Haddock, producing artistic director


by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, Jenn Hartman Luck
Austin Playhouse

April 30, 2023
Austin Playhouse
6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78752

Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 2 pm

Austin Playhouse West Campus - 405 W 22nd St, Austin

Admission: Free! Reservations are required and seating is limited

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