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May, 2015


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June 5 and 7 - The new Louisiana Opera, presenting fully staged performances at ULM, presents the sparkling beloved comedy
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE by Rossini, in the
Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall on Friday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 7, at 2:00 p.m.
 

Tickets are
$25 for general admission, with a $10 student ticket.  For more information, call 342-3247.

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Jack, Rapunzel, Red, and You…

May 2, 3, 9, 10 - It’s your turn to get into the action at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts! Jack, Rapunzel, Red, and You… follows the misadventures of our heroes and heroines as the storytellers get their fairy tales completely mixed up, turned around, and upside down. It’s up to you and the rest of the audience to help out our poor, lost characters. An original play written by resident artist and Executive Director Walter Allen, this audience participation fairy tale experience is sure to make for an afternoon or an evening of fun, frivolity, and laughs for kids from age 5 to 105. Saturday, 5/2 & 5/9 @ 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sunday, 5/3 & 5/10 @ 3 p.m.. 

Visit  www.syaaonline.com to reserve your tickets or call our box office at (318) 812-7922


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strauss May 8-10. 15-16 - Promises, Promises, the 1968 Broadway musical based on the 1960 film, The Apartment, based on a Neil Simon book, closes the Strauss Theatre Center season with music by Burt Bacharach.  The story of a nice guy in a world where niceness goes unnoticed and rewarded, Chuck Baxter wants to be a romantic figure, but the girls don’t remember his names, wants a promotion in his Manhattan Insurance office, but the personnel director is oblivious to him.  Shuck soon discovers what other people consider his only asset: his apartment.  Promises are made, including promotion, marriages are broken and new loves arise.  Chuck eventually decides to be his own man and to get away from what his life is in Manhattan, but something stops him just as he is about to leave.  For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com


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June, 2015

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June 5 and 7 - The new Louisiana Opera, presenting fully staged performances at ULM, presents the sparkling beloved comedy
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE by Rossini, in the
Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall on Friday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m.
 
Returning to Monroe to sing is New York-based baritone John Brandon, singing the charming title role of Figaro, who is The Barber of Seville. Brandon, known popularly on websites as the “bari-hunk,” joins Monroe favorite Ron Ulen, who has sung three major roles for the Louisiana Opera, and is the head of the voice department at the University of Texas-San Marcos. Ulen sang major roles in Germany and Switzerland for 19 years.  A new addition to the LA Opera this year is comic-bass Robert Allen Saunders, singing the part of Dr. Bartolo. The veteran performer is on the voice faculty at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Another comic character in the opera, the servant Ambrosius, will be performed by David Zepeda, a singer-actor who has performed countless comic roles in his thirty years’ experience singing at the Wurzburg, Germany opera house. 

The female central character of the opera is Rosina, and soprano Claire Vangelisti, who has sung the leading soprano roles in the Louisiana Opera’s last three productions, sings this delightful role.  Richard Seiler is the pianist, and Mark Ross Clark stage directs and produces the opera. The cast includes ULM voice faculty members Julian Jones and Mathew James.  Joining the ULM professors is new production member Jeffrey Peterson, opera coach at Baylor University, acting as music coach and playing harpsichord.

Tickets will be on sale in April, and will be $25 for general admission, with a $10 student ticket.  For more information, call 342-3247.

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rose theatreJune 19, 20, 21, 2015 & June 26, 27, 28 - A fast-paced, wildly funny farce, "Divorce Southern Style” at the Rose Theatre centers on the zany schemes of a middle-aged divorcee who decides that the time is ripe to get back together with her ex-husband. Divorced for fifteen years, and running low on cash, Eleanor Bander decides reconciliation with her ex-husband (whose second wife died the year before) is her best hope. To lure him within striking range, she tells him that their daughter is about to be married—hinting that it is a forced situation—when the truth is that the daughter is merely engaged again (for the fifth time) to her long-standing fiancée. The ex-husband, Walter, not only arrives but brings along his current flame, a former classmate who was Eleanor's competition from high-school days. As the plot thickens, which it does with growing hilarity, Eleanor's friends and neighbors become involved in the action, culminating in a surprise birthday party where the truth, at last, comes out. But Walter is prepared to forgive and forget, and falls easily into Eleanor's trap. So easily, in fact, that Eleanor is the one who now has second thoughts—deciding that it is better, after all, to stay single and broke than to resume the bickering that drove her away from Walter in the first place.
   Friday & Saturday Performances – 7:00 p.m. Sunday Performances – 2:00 p.m. Bastrop; For more information call (318)-283-0120 or visit http://www.rosetheatre.org/


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July 10, 11, 12
- South Pacific: The Concert, a collaborative effort of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Strauss Theatre Center Main Stage and the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, brings the hit songs from thisbeloved classic musical to life.
     From “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair” to “There Is Nothing Like a Dame” to “Some Enchanted Evening,” enjoy this rare musical experience featuring the most lyrical and moving music written for the stage.. Accompanied by a live orchestra, a top-notch cast of singers will fill ULM’s Brown Theatre with some of the most lyrical and moving music written for the stage. Rodgers and Hammerstein's glorious score gets a surge of new energy in this concert spotlighting the voices of Travis Sherwood (Emile de Becque), Shelley Cooper (Nellie Forbush) and Terry Patrick-Harris (Bloody Mary) with an ensemble drawn from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Northwestern State University and the Monroe/West Monroe community. Dr. Corey Trahan (Stage & Music Director).
Friday Gala 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday Matinee 2:00 p.m.


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Sat, Sep 5 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Georgia at Athens, Ga.
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Sat, Sep 12 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Nicholls State Monroe, La.
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Sat, Sep 26 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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strauss September 18-20, 25, 26 - Gypsy
Referred to as the greatest American musical by numerous critics and writers, Gypsy is a 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The character of Louise is based on Lee, and the character of June is based on Lee's sister, the actress June Havoc.  For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com

 

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October, 2015





Sat, Oct 3
WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Georgia Southern * at Monroe, La.
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Sat, Oct 10 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Tulsa at Tulsa, Okla.
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October 10 
North Delta Food & Wine Festival benefiting the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council coordinated by Chef Cory Bahr and the Council's Board of Directors.  Chefs from across the Gulf South descend on Monroe for the inaugural festival!  Begin the day with the  Dash & Dine 5K run through downtown Monroe/West Monroe ending at Art Alley for breakfast fare.  Sample some of the finest signature dishes, wines and beer from 4 until 8 pm in the Garden District venue.  Sponsorships Available.  Please Call 318-396-9520, 
Tickets will be going on sale soon so please check back with us.

 



Sat, Oct 17 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Appalachian State * Monroe, La.
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Sat, Oct 24 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Idaho * at Moscow, Idaho
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Rhapsody in Blue celebrates the opening of the 45th Season of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.  Featuring favorites by the Gershwin brothers from the Great American Songbook, including the time-honored "Rhapsody in Blue" performed by Dr. Richard Seiler, this concert is not-to-be-missed!7:00 p.m.; Jack Howard Theater at the Monroe Civic Center. For more information call 318-812-6761 of visit www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com


 



Sat, Oct 31 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
UL-Lafayette * at Lafayette, La.
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November, 2015



Sat, Nov 7 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Troy * at Troy, Ala.
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strauss November 13-15, 20, 21 - The Cemetery Club
Some relationships are so strong, nothing could possibly break them ... not even death. The Cemetery Club is a story about love and friendship and how they endure conflict and loss through time. The story, set in Queens, N.Y. in the autumn, follows the lives of three longtime friends who are all widows. They form a "cemetery club," in which they go together to visit their dead husbands' graves each month. Though they are extremely close to one another, the three women have very different personalities. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife's grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt stricken when this nearly breaks Ida's heart. For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com



Sat, Nov 14 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Arkansas State * Monroe, La.
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Thur, Nov 19 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Texas State * at San Marcos, Texas
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Sat, Nov 28 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Hawaii at Honolulu, Hawaii
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Sat, Dec 5 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
New Mexico State * Monroe, La.
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strauss February 19-21, 26, 27 - Next to Normal
A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three Tony Awards, including Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Orchestration, Next to Normal was described by the Pulitzer Board as "a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals.” An emotional powerhouse that addresses grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life, combined with provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact. Recommended for Mature Audiences Only.  For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com

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strauss April 8-10, 15, 16 - The Producers
Winner of twelve Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography, The Producers follows down-on-his-luck producer, Max Bialystock, who teams up with timid accountant, Leo Bloom, in a get-rich-quick scheme to produce the worst play on Broadway. Offhandedly, Leo muses that, if Max found investors for a flop, he could legally keep all the extra money. Suddenly, Max's eyes light up -- and in that moment, Leo Bloom is gloriously corruptible! Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful. The humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, caricatures and many show business in-jokes. For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com


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