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2004/Columbia 2004-05 Calendar
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SLU’S FANFARE 2004 BECOMES OPENING ACT FOR COLUMBIA 2004-2005 SEASON
HAMMOND -- Beginning this fall, Fanfare,
Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual October arts festival, and the
Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, the university’s beautifully-renovated
downtown Hammond theater, are shifting gears.
Fanfare’s month-long schedule of music,
dance, theater, lectures, films, exhibits and children’s events will become
the Columbia season’s “opening act.”
“In the past, the Columbia has raised
the curtain on its season in January, while Fanfare has dominated the month
of October,” said Columbia-Fanfare Director Donna Gay Anderson. “What better
way to kick off the Columbia's year-long season than with Fanfare, our
anchor festival, which has been a highlight of the north shore's cultural
calendar for almost two decades?”
The timeline shift, she added, “will
allow us to package our season more effectively and efficiently.”
Columbia season tickets will be available Aug. 2-Sept. 3. Individual
event tickets -- including Fanfare tickets -- go on sale beginning Sept.
Tickets can be purchased through TicketWeb
or by phone (1-866-468-7630) or at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220
E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m., weekdays.
The 2004-2005 Columbia season will include
concerts by vocal legends Lou Rawls and Judy Collins, the comedy/drama
“Earl Long in Purgatory,” the Broadway hits “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”
and “Forbidden Broadway Shoots for the Stars,” a musical review featuring
the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the European-style Moscow Circus, and
a trio of concerts by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Fanfare’s 19th season highlights include:
Chicago City Limits, New York’s longest-running
improvisational comedy revue whose cast take their cues from the audience
to create songs, game shows and hilarious skits.
“Earl Long in Purgatory,” a spiritual comedy/drama
about a colorful Louisiana legend, starring popular actor John McConnell.
Guest lectures by environmentalist Robert
F. Kennedy Jr., Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, nationally recognized
Southern politics media pundit T. Wayne Parent, and mystery author Laura
“Gypsy Jazz” performed by the Hot Club of
San Francisco in a setting that will take you back to the intimate jazz
clubs of 1930s Paris.
“Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story
of the Carter Family” – a musical review about the shy gospel trio who
made Appalachian music famous.
Odyssey Dance Theatre, whose Halloween spectacular
“Thriller” will leave you breathless with laughter, shuddering with fear
-- and totally entertained.
D’Vine, a trio performing world-class
gospel and inspirational music.
The Fab Four, a band that will make
you think you're watching – and hearing – that mop-top quartet from Liverpool.
The Missoula Children=s Theatre, returning
to present the classic children=s fairy tale “The Jungle Book,” starring
The Sentimental Seranders, performing at the
popular Picnic ‘n Pops. The north shore-based group of musicians and vocalists
swings to the classics of Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and
“Late Night Catechism,” improvisational theater
that is part catechism class, part stand-up comedy.
The Italian chamber music ensemble Milano
The iconic Olympia Brass Band, who will add
their signature jazz stylings to Southeastern Homecoming festivities.
Sunday afternoon concerts by the New Leviathan
Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra, the Centenary Choir, the Southeastern Brass
Ensemble, and organist Anthony Williams.
The Southern States Sculpture Exhibition showcasing
talented sculptors from throughout the southeast and a fascinating sculpture
installation by Southeastern graduate Jessica Weaver.
Southeastern’s Fanfare contributions include:
Southeastern dance concerts, including another
original work, “Rapunzel,” by the team of Martie Fellom and Alan Marsh,
and Dana Brewer-Plazinic’s “Postcards With a View.”
The Southeastern Chamber Orchestra with guest
violinist Ilya Kaler, and the Southeastern Wind Symphony in a tribute to
America's war veterans.
Southeastern Theatre’s production of the award-winning
play “[sic]” and the Opera-Music Theatre program’s “A Little Night Music.”
The “Then & Now” history and politics
lecture series, featuring the wit and wisdom of Southeastern faculty.
The annual Fanfare’s Foreign Film Series and
a “night at the movies” at the Columbia featuring Alfred Hitchcock’s classic,
Community events such as Hammond's Art &
All That Jazz downtown gallery stroll; the Hungarian Cultural Celebration
in Livingston Parish; Sweet Home Folklife Days, a celebration of the Kentwood
areas African-American heritage; Hammond Square Mall's Family Arts Festival;
and the BerryPatch Quilt & Art Expo, a day devoted to the art of quilting
in Ponchatoulas Antique City.
For a brochure, ticket order form or additional
information, contact Columbia at 985-543-4366 or email email@example.com.
Information is also available online at www.selu.edu/columbia.