Coming Soon: Spring 2025

Jesus Christ Superstar: Spring 2024

Thank you for joining us for our Spring production of Jesus Christ Superstar! This amazing show was only possible through the support of the members and staff of First Baptist Church, the cast and crew, and the hard work of G. Michael Skerritt.

This show was especially poignant as it coincided with Holy Week. The Happy Ending Lyric Players were proud to share the amazing story of Jesus Christ with our community through this powerful show.

Our closing show on Palm Sunday had a full house of over 350 audience members. We are so grateful for the continued support of the arts at First Baptist Church!


The history of HELP…

In 1974 James Schrader was looking for a way to bring the performing arts to First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland. Teamed with a congregation of passionate performers and a budget of a few dollars, he prepared to put on his first show. A group of this kind needed a name and they needed help. Shrader found the name within the need and decided to find a name that would fit into the acronym H.E.L.P. and thus the Happy Ending Lyric Players were born!

Since that time, we’ve grown to be a highly respected community theatre both for the quality of our productions as well as the atmosphere we have created for our performers.