Exciting new season for the Columbia Theatre

Friday, September 16, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt

NEW COLUMBIA SEASON ANNOUNCED – The 2016-17 season of Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts offers something for everyone with everything from live music to dance to theatre. The 2016-2017 season includes a dance production by Eisenhower Dance on March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

On Sept. 29, the Columbia Theatre started their season with a bang. Since partnering up with Southeastern Louisiana University Fanfare, the theatre has developed some interesting events for all of Hammond to see.

Their first event for the season opener was “A Little Night Music” presented by the university.
The director of the Columbia Theatre and Southeastern’s Fanfare, Roy Blackwood, is excited about the talent that will be presented at the theatre and Southeastern.

“The season boasts entertainment genres such as campus ensembles and silver screen cinema showings, featuring the best of independent and classic movies on the big screen at the theatre,” said Blackwood. He is also proud to announce that this season is dedicated to the late Marjorie Morrison of Hammond, a long-time friend and supporter of Southeastern and the Columbia Theatre.

Blackwood said, “An avid supporter of the arts, Mrs. Morrison served as a member of Southeastern’s Arts and Cultural Committee. She was a member of Fanfare’s Board of Directors since its inception over two decades ago. “We are forever grateful for her steadfast support and dedication to enriching the culture of the region.”

Their are many other performers and events coming up including ventriloquist comedienne, Lynn Trfzger, Missoula Children’s Theatre and The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. There will be many more concerts and events to be expected throughout this season.
To finish the season, the Columbia Theatre will close out with Pajamas and Play performing The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas to this musical retelling of a classic tale.

For more information, including ticket sales, Fanfare and dates and times of performances contact the administrative office at 985-543-4366 or log on to columbiatheatre.org.

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