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BELLY UP TO THE BAR BOYS -- Stacy
Moscotti as Molly performs joins the cast of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"
is the number "Belly Up to the Bar Boys." The Windwood Productions musical
will be presented at Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre
for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. on January 30.
IN MONTE CARLO -- Molly Brown (Stacy Moscotti) is the queen of Monte Carlo
society in this number from "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," the first production
of the 2004 season at Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre
for the Performing Arts. Curtain is 7 p.m. for the January 30 production.
COLUMBIA THEATRE’S 2004 SEASON OPENS WITH
UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN”
HAMMOND -- The 2004 season of
Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing
Arts opens January 30 with the Windwood Theatrical’s production of the
hit musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”
The spirited tale of a legendary,
real-life American original follows the exploits of Molly Brown, whose
feisty determination to rise above her impoverished beginnings leads her
from the backwoods of Hannibal, Mo., to the palaces of Europe. Along the
way, she marries a lucky prospector, enters the highest echelons of Monte
Carlo society, survives the sinking of the “Titanic” and earns the approval
she so desperately seeks of those "Beautiful People of Denver."
Curtain for “The Unsinkable Molly
Brown” is 7 p.m. Tickets – $35, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $32, Orchestra 2
and Balcony 1; and $30, Balcony 2 -- will go on sale January 23 at the
box office, located in the downtown Hammond theater’s lobby, 220 E. Thomas
Street, 985-543-4371. Box office hours are noon to five p.m. Tickets are
also available online at www.ticketweb.com.
“The Unsinkable Molly Brown”
charmed Broadway and film audiences with its irresistible, outrageous title
role, in the tradition of such unforgettable characters as Auntie Mame,
Dolly Levi and Mama Rose. Anchored by a rousing score from Meredith Wilson
of “The Music Man” fame, the original production opened in 1960 with Tammy
Grimes as Molly and Harve Presnell as Johnny. The 1964 movie version starred
Presnell and Debbie Reynolds, who received an Oscar nomination for her
portrayal of the ebullient Molly.
With songs such as "I Ain't Down
Yet," "Belly Up To The Bar Boys," "Colorado, My Home" and "I'll Never Say
No," “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” is funny, light, uplifting and uniquely
The Columbia Theatre’s 2004 season
continues on February 5 with the Canadian ballet company Ballet Jorgen’s
production of “Coppelia.” The season also includes the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,”
the comedy/drama “Earl Long in Purgatory,” Herman’s Hermits, the Ten Tenors,
bluegrass singer Marty Raybon, and a trio of performances by the Louisiana
For additional information about
Columbia 2004 events, call the Columbia/Fanfare office, 985-543-4366. Information
is also be available online at www.selu.edu/columbia.