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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 1/16/04
 
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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.
MOLLY 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 “THE 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 American.
      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 Philharmonic Orchestra.
      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.

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