SYAA Winter Wonderland School Performances:
Dec. 6, 7, & 8 @ 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. each day
December 6, 8, 11 &13 –
Cottonland Christmas Presents:
Christmas on Lamy Lane. A holiday concert featuring guest artists paired with local performers who frequently star in Strauss Theatre Center Main Stage productions performing holiday tunes and Christmas standards. For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com
December 10 - Ring in the season with a joyful Monroe Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops family concert featuring Academy Award nominated film, “The Snowman” which tells the charming story of a boy whose snowman magically comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to visit Santa. The orchestra will perform the soundtrack as you watch the movie. We will also play time honored Christmas carols and have special activities for the children! 7:00 p.m., Monroe Civic Center Arena. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/
SYAA Winter Wonderland Performances:
- Fri., Dec. 9 @ 7 p.m.
- Sat., Dec. 10 @ 2 p.m.
- Sun., Dec. 11 @ 3 p.m.
- Sat., Dec. 17@ 2 & 7 p.m.
- Sun., Dec. 18 @ 3 p.m.
SYAA Dreamcoat Auditions:
Sat., Dec. 17 @ 10 a.m. OR Mon., Dec. 19 @ 5:30 p.m.
Children’s Winter Workshops
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
$30 – museum members / $40 – non-members
Ages 5-8 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ages 9-12 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Children will have the opportunity to create at least two art crafts.
Snacks will be provided.
Space is limited, so payment is required when you sign up.
Sign up online at masurmuseum.org/upcoming-events or
contact Jenny at (318) 329-2237 or email@example.com to register!
Fri., Dec. 30: 5th Annual Young Troupe/SYAA Reunion
SYAA’s 2016-2017 Classroom Series
Spring 2017 Schedule
Dec. 26-30, 1-5 p.m., M-F: SYAA on Tour Boot Camp
Mon., Jan. 9: All classes begin regular schedule
Sat., Apr. 22: Additional Sat. rehearsal for all 5-12 yr. old classes
Sun., Apr. 23 @ 2 p.m. & Tues., Apr. 25 @ 6 p.m.: Classroom Showcase
Thurs., May 11 @ 7 p.m.: SYAA Gala
Daily Schedule for
2016-2017 Classroom Series
**All classes are 3:45-5:15 unless otherwise noted
• Improv 101 (Ages 10-18)
• Young Singers (Ages 8-12)
• SYAA on Tour (Ages 12-18)**
• Creative Kids (Ages 5-7, 3:45-4:45)
• Young Performers (Ages 8-12)
• Musical Theatre Dance (Ages 10-18)
• Bollywood Dance (Ages 8-12, Tentative)
• Tech Theatre for Teens (Ages 12-18, 10-12 noon, excluding Sat. with audition workshops)
January 28, 2017 –
Cancer Foundation League Annual GALA
“An Evening of Southern Elegance” at Bayou DeSiard County Club. An evening of elegance with all the trimmings from the south with a beautiful venue on the bayou. A wonderful event to help raise money to assist our local cancer patients.
For more information call 318-966-1953 www.cancerfoundationleague.com
January 28 - Empty Bowls: A Serving of Art, Food and Music
- Join the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana for a fabulous afternoon of art, food and music!! Signature dishes from area chefs will be served, accompanied by music, activities and a silent auction. With the price of an inclusive event ticket, guests can choose a beautiful bowl crafted by a local artist to take home as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in the world.
One hundred percent of the ticket sales are devoted to fighting hunger through the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank. The goal is to raise awareness for hunger while also raising critical funds to provide food assistance to those struggling with hunger locally.
Cost: Tickets with Bowl: $30. Tickets without Bowl: $15. - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse, 215 Walnut Street, Monroe, LA.
Tickets/More Info: call (318) 322-3567 or stop by the Food Bank of NELA: 4600 Central Avenue, Monroe LA 71203.
February 10-12 & 16-18 – Fasten your seatbelts for Boeing Boeing in a riotous farce at Strauss Theatre Center! Swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But when Bernard’s friend Robert comes to stay and all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, catastrophe looms! For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com
February 11 – It’s not uncommon for a piece of music to be given a subtitle. The Monroe Symphony Orchestra opens the spring season with A Little Surprise! Come find out what the “surprise” is in Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major. Composer CM von Weber is largely known for his clarinet works. This flashy concerto, performed by ULM professor Dr. Scot Humes, is an example of the clarinet’s wide capabilities. Rounding out the evening will be Schubert’s Little Symphony No. 6 in C Major. 7:00 p.m., Brown Theatre, University of Louisiana, Monroe. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/
SYAA Dreamcoat School Performances:
Feb. 22, 23, & Mar. 2 @ 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. each day
Friday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
St Francis Tower
Mardi Gras Party for the Arts!
The Louisiana Opera presents Fledermaus
SYAA Dreamcoat Performances:
- Sat., Feb. 25 @ 2 & 7 p.m.
- Sun., Feb. 26 @ 3 p.m.
SYAA Dreamcoat Performances:
- Sat., Mar. 4 @ 2 & 7 p.m.
- Sun., Mar. 5 @ 3 p.m.
SYAA Charlotte’s Web
The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and as you might expect, in this dramatic telling, all of the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer." Exploring the true meaning of the word “friend,” this evening of enchantment will leave you with a little lump in your throat and a smile on your face.
SYAA Audition Workshop:
Mar. 6-8, 5:30-7:30 noon
March 10 & 11 – Louisiana Delta Ballet– Dancing With the La Stars 10th Anniversary Celebration and Competition
SYAA Charlotte’s Web Auditions:
Sat., Mar. 11 @ 1 p.m. or Mon., Mar. 13 @ 5:30 p.m.
March 18 - The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council presents the Monroe Symphony Orchestra in this rousing Simply Sinatratribute show featuring Steve Lippia, known worldwide for interpreting the best of the Big Band era and American Classic Pop by bringing back the timeless appeal of “Ol’ Blue Eyes” repertoire, including Come Fly with Me, New York, New York, My Kind of Town and I’ve Got You Under My Skin. This sought after entertainer has headlined in Las Vegas, New York and across Europe and has performed with symphonies across the US including The Boston Pops. 7:00 p.m., Monroe Civic Center Arena. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/
April 20-23 – The Twin City Ballet’s beautiful dancers and a beautiful setting combine to make an unforgettable evening for patrons of North Louisiana’s signature spring arts event,
Ballet Under the Stars. Celebrated choreographers work their magic to produce a varied, full spectrum concert that covers many genres, including ballet, jazz, musical theatre, modern and contemporary dance. Beautiful Kiroli Park creates the perfect backdrop for our dancers to share their incredible strength, musicality, beauty and joy of dance. Kiroli Park Amphitheater.
Spring Children’s Production – After much success, Twin City Ballet will again be
presenting area school children with a fun, entertaining and educational show in Kiroli Park in
conjunction with Ballet Under the Stars. This production is intended to be interactive and the
audience is encouraged to dance and sing along with the characters on stage. This show appeals
to all generations and reminds everyone, “No one cares if you can dance, JUST GET UP AND
DANCE!” Kiroli Park Amphitheater. For more information, call 318-388-3011 or visit http://www.twincityballet.org
SYAA Charlotte’s Web School Performances:
Apr. 27@ 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. each day
April 29 - Join the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Clay Couturiaux for A Tchaikovsky Spectacular with a program that guarantees a nonstop feast of appealing themes and lavish orchestral color. Follow Tchaikovsky through the trials of the Fifth Symphony as he confronts doubt and destiny and navigates a hard-earned triumph. Why do we adore Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony so much? It’s because he speaks directly to us with the orchestra as his voice. Sorrow, joy, passion, triumph, the forces of Fate - it's all there in the music. It's there in the striking dramatic gestures, fabulous melodies and irresistible waltz rhythms; it's there in the sheer intensity of emotion. This All-Tchaikovsky Spectacular will also have you on the edge of your seat when Russian-born pianist Gleb Ivanov adds “musical sensitivity and an appreciation of style to go with the thunder and lightning” (The New York Times) to this explosive concert with Tchaikovsky's impassioned, beloved and bold Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor. 7:00 p.m., Jack Howard Theatre, Monroe. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/
SYAA Charlotte’s Web Performances:
- Fri., Apr. 28 @ 7 p.m.
- Sat., Apr. 29 @ 2 p.m.
- Sun., Apr. 30 @ 3 p.m.
SYAA Charlotte’s Web School Performances:
May 2 & 4 @ 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. each day
SYAA Charlotte’s Web Performances:
- Sat., May 6 @ 2 & 7 p.m.
- Sun., May 7 @ 3 p.m.
May 10 – Encourage your child’s teacher to make reservations for the Monroe Symphony Orchestra’s Sound Safari, the annual educational concert geared to children in 1st -5th grades. Students have an opportunity to listen to the orchestra, see it perform and, following the concert, meet the musicians and play some of the instruments they’ve heard. The specific program has not been selected but previous concerts include Carnival of the Animals, Peter and the Wolf, and Babar the Little Elephant. Brown Theatre, ULM. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/
May 12-14 & 18-20 – It’s Nice Work If You Can Get It at Strauss Theatre Center! In this new George & Ira Gershwin musical, wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter meets female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Thinking Jimmy and his bride will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol in his basement. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up for the wedding, hijinks ensue. For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com
Sun., May 21: SYAA Senior Showcase
Friday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 11, 2:00 p.m.
The Louisiana Opera presents:
Susannah, an American drama by Carlisle Floyd