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LEGENDARY SINGER AT SLU’S COLUMBIA
– A concert by the legendary, velvet-voiced singer Lou Rawls is one of
nine events in the 2004-05 season of Southeastern Louisiana University’s
Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Season tickets for the season,
which will extend from October 2004 through July 2005, will be on sale
Aug. 2-Sept. 3 at the downtown Hammond theater’s box office, 220 E. Thomas
EXCITEMENT AT COLUMBIA – Aerialists, gymnasts, contortionists, clowns,
dancers, human puppets, and ornate costumes and backdrops will be in the
spotlight on Feb. 17 when the Moscow Circus performs “A Russian Winter’s
Tale” during the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts’s 2004-05 season.
Tickets for the theater’s nine-event season package will be on sale throughout
2004-05 COLUMBIA THEATRE SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
HAMMOND – Patrons of Southeastern
Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts can purchase
2004-2005 season tickets throughout the month of August.
“Season tickets are going on
sale earlier this year because we have changed the season’s dates,” explained
Donna Gay Anderson, director of the Columbia and Fanfare, Southeastern’s
annual fall arts festival.
“Instead of following the calendar
year, the curtain will go up on the Columbia’s season in October, when
we partner with our long-standing anchor festival, Fanfare.”
Season tickets will be available
from Aug. 2 to Sept. 3 at the Columbia box office, located in the downtown
Hammond theater’s lobby, 220 E. Thomas St. Box office hours are noon to
5 p.m., weekdays. The box office’s telephone number is 985-543-4371.
Prices for the season packages
are $292, Orchestra 1 and the Loge; $240, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and
$199, Orchestra 3.
The season ticket package includes
nine events from October through July 2005:
October 21: “Earl Long in Purgatory,”
a comedy-drama starring John McConnell of “The Kingfish” and “A Confederacy
of Dunces” fame.
December 3: The Louisiana Philharmonic
Orchestra’s popular holiday concert.
January 28: “Forbidden Broadway Shoots
for the Stars,” the latest edition of a long-running New York hit that
fondly skewers Broadway hits and divas.
February 17: Moscow Circus’s “A Russian
Winter’s Tale,” an exciting European-style circus.
March 11: The LPO in an evening of
beloved Russian classics by composers such as Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and
April 8: “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,”
a rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie musical.
April 29: a concert by the incomparable,
multiple Grammy-winning songster Lou Rawls.
May 20: The LPO’s salute to the music
of a host of popular films.
June 4: “Best of Broadway Featuring
the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” a musical review of the best of Andrew
Lloyd Webber’s Broadway hits.
July 16: An evening of songs by the
legendary singer Judy Collins.
Tickets for individual events – including
Fanfare 2004 tickets – will go on sale Sept. 7. Additional information
about the Columbia 2004-05 and Fanfare seasons is available online at www.selu.edu/Columbia.
A brochure is also available by calling the Columbia office, 985-543-4366.