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princess theatre ornament August 6-10 – Coming to the Princess Theatre stage, the Broadway musical
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents. Winnsboro. For ticket information visit http://www.princesstheatreinc.com/shows.html or call 318-435-6299 or 888-435-6299 (toll free).

 

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Sat, Sep 5 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Georgia at Athens, Ga.
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Double Bill:

Little Women
and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Little Women - Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts,
Public Performances:
September 11 & 12, 7:00 p.m.; 
September 19, 2:00 p.m.;
September 20, 3:00 p.m.

In this dramatic adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, playwright Thomas Hischak presents an older version of the beloved character Josephine March. Now a successful author, Jo speaks to her audience at the Springfield Ladies Literary Society and recounts tales of her youth. As she does, the lives and adventures of the four March girls come to life on the stage, and the audience experiences the triumphs, the tribulations, the hopes, the dreams, and the losses as if for the first time. As the story continues, Jo and her sister prove that they are not just silly girls, but little women.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown - Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
Public Performances:
September 12, 2:00 p.m.;
September 13, 3:00 p.m.;
September 18 & 19, 7:00 p.m.
Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. Perfect for the family and audience members of all ages!

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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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Sat, Oct 3
WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Georgia Southern * at Monroe, La.
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Recharge yourself each Wednesday with Brown Bag Concerts!

Hard to keep up with the whirl of Fall activities?
Come recharge your inner batteries every Wednesday in October at the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council’s noontime outdoor Brown Bag Concerts series. Pack a picnic, round up some company, and come down to beautiful Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe (across from St. Francis Medical Center). You can plug in to a different performance each week -- a mix of show tunes, country, rock, blues, old standards, and much more! Some seating is provided, though picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

Of course, the performances are FREE, thanks to
CenturyLink, Community Trust Bank, and the City of Monroe.


But there's more! Mulhearn Corporation will bring free cookies, and free tea and lemonade will be provided courtesy First Baptist First Baptist Church of Monroe which is also our in-case-of-rain venue! Take a look at who's on and join us!

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Wednesday, October 7 -
Doug Duffey
Doug has traveled far but is true to his Mississippi Delta roots. Born in Monroe, he’s been singing, playing piano, and composing professionally since the age of 14, and his talent has garnered him international success, a number of critically acclaimed CDs, and spots in the Louisiana and the National Blues Halls of Fame. He is the musical personification of Memphis soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans rhythm and blues, and he brings all three and more to kick off our Fall series.




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Wednesday, October 14 –

Rod Allen Payne Trio

Show tunes, old standards, easy listening, and more – they’ll do it all. Rod is a community legend. He'll be joined by popular talent Lisa Spann and a surprise vocalist just to keep things lively. Rod and friends always provide the classic example of how the perfect blend of voice, repertoire, and setting can make for an extraordinary experience. This will be a must-see feature of the series that promises a great way to while away a beautiful Fall midday!

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Wednesday, October 21 –
Bradley Bridges

New to the series, northeast Louisiana native Bradley Bridges is a singer-songwriter with a passion for music and Jesus. He first picked up a guitar at 19, released his first album a few years later, then headed to Nashville to hone his performing chops. His awakening to his Christian faith brought him back home and to find his artistic voice in heartfelt spiritual music. Brad now has many songs of faith to his credit and released his first Christian EP "Set Me Free" last July. You can sample his soul-stirring work at bradleybridgesmusic.com. Better yet, come join us and let him lift you up at our series' third performance.

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Wednesday, October 28 –

Josh Madden

You may know him from his KEDM Public Radio show "The Set List" on Saturday evenings, but today we see this ULM Mass Communications grad's other passion. When he's not teaching guitar and piano to budding musicians, he's performing live at venues around town and the region. His musical influences are Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, and Elton John on the piano, and Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Dave Matthews on guitar. Today he brings those flavors and more to us for our final outing of the Series to send us rocking into the Fall and the even busier holiday season.

 

For more information or to confirm the show will go on in case of rain, call the Arts Council office at 396-9520. Visit the Arts Council online at www.nelaarts.com or find us on Facebook!

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October 9 & 10 -
North Delta Food & Wine Festival benefiting the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council featuring chefs from across the Gulf South descending on Monroe for the inaugural festival! Begin your weekend with A Rare Culinary Collaboration hosted by Bayou Landing on Friday evening from 6:30 until 9:30 by Bloody Mary and Screwdriver Stops along the way, through downtown Monroe/West Monroe ending at Art Alley for breakfast fare. Complete your festival experience with dinner at one of our participating restaurants featuring menus created by some of our guest chefs in a relaxed atmosphere. Sponsorships Available; please call 318-396-9520. Tickets will be going on sale soon at www.northdeltafoodandwinefestival.com
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Sat, Oct 10 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Tulsa at Tulsa, Okla.
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Sat, Oct 17 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Appalachian State * Monroe, La.
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October 24 - November 1 - The Wizard of Oz
-  Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow and into Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts!  This production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all time classic, totally reconceived for the stage to delight audiences of all ages.  Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains all the much-loved songs from the Oscar winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few modern surprises along the way. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy, and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family. Public Performances: October 24, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; October 25, 3:00 p.m.; October 30, 7:00 p.m.; October 31, 2:00 p.m., November 1, 3:00 p.m.

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Sat, Oct 24 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Idaho * at Moscow, Idaho
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mso logo October 24 - Join the Monroe Symphony Orchestra
for an Evening of Gershwin, a stellar Gala event celebrating 45 years of live symphonic music during our Sapphire Season! The music of American composer George Gershwin will be featured including An American in Paris, selections from Porgy and Bess, and the ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue featuring local favorite, Richard Seiler, on the piano.
Jack Howard Theatre, 7:00 p.m. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/

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Sat, Oct 31 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
UL-Lafayette * at Lafayette, La.
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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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tcb ornament December 5 - The Christmas Gala features an evening of pure Christmas joy that will appeal to all ages. Twin City Ballet Company’s Christmas performance is a long-time favorite holiday tradition for thousands of school children. This all-new mixed-media production is no exception. Join us as our mischievous elf visits children everywhere to see who is being naughty or nice.
Monroe Civic Center Theater For more information visit http://www.twincityballet.org

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December 12 - 20 -
Our Original Holiday Cabaret: Holiday Hoedown
- Come join the students at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts as they celebrate their third annual holiday cabaret. Following in the traditions of Christmas on Broadway and Hollywood Holiday, Holiday Hoedown will celebrate the yuletide with some side-splittin' humor, toe-tappin’ music, and some downright heel-kickin’ dance. Featuring showtunes such as “Next to Lovin’ I Like Fightin’ Best” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as well as popular ditties like “Run, Rudolph, Run” and “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” this party in a barn is sure to be your new holiday favorite! Yee-haw!  Public Performances:  December 12, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; December 13, 3:00 p.m.; December 19, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; December 20, 3:00 p.m.

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December 18 -
Christmas in Neverland. The retelling of this classic tale through dance will fly you away into a magical adventure that you won’t soon forget. Complete with state-of-the-art flying rigs, Louisiana Delta Ballet will present this exciting production, a must see for the entire family.
Monroe Civic Center’s Jack Howard Theater. 7:30 P.M.
For more information call 345-1155 or visit http://www.louisianadeltaballet.com

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Join the Monroe Symphony Orchestra Brass and Richard Seiler on the Dan Garland Pipe Organ as they perform some of our favorite winter holiday music for Brass & Pipes
First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, 7:00 p.m. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/

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February 5 -
Now in its 8th season,
Dancing With The Louisiana Stars,
is the party of the year! Cheer on your local celebrities as they compete for the 2016 championship in a fun-filled evening raising funds for the Louisiana Delta Ballet!
VIP Party and Seating at 6:00 p.m.; Show at 7:00 p.m. Monroe Civic Center Arena;

For more information call 345-1155 or visit http://www.louisianadeltaballet.com

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mso logo February 13 - Everyone’s favorite Monroe Symphony Pops Orchestra featuring Modern Classics: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel. Featured musicians include Julian Jones, piano, Bach Norwood, bass, Dan Sumner, guitar, Larry Anderson, drums.  Featured vocalists include Krista Bettevy and Chase Miller. 
Monroe Civic Center Arena, 7:00 p.m. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/

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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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March 5 - 11 - Mary Poppins - Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. An enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft, Mary Poppins is one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P. L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film. Public Performances: March 5, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; March 6, 3:00 p.m.; March 12, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; March 13, 3:00 p.m.

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Qi Cao, winner of the 2015 Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artist Competition, playing Wieniawski’s “Fantasie Brilliante on Themes from Faust.”  The evening program features the “Spring Symphony” by Schumann and the celebrated “William Tell Overture” by Rossini. 
West Monroe High School Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/

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March 19 -
The Power of Easter, the grace and beauty of classically trained ballet dancers, and the dynamics of live music, makes for the perfect Spring Arts production. Power & Grace – the Easter Celebration is back by popular demand and promises an evening of music and dance that has been bringing audiences to their feet since 2000. This unique performance experience has become the signature event for Louisiana Delta Ballet, combining the company’s local professional level dancers with local and professional vocalists, musicians, and community leaders throughout Northeast Louisiana.
Monroe Civic Center’s Jack Howard Theater. 7:30 P.M.
For more information call 345-1155 or visit http://www.louisianadeltaballet.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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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.
For more information visit http://www.twincityballet.org

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mso logoApril 30 - The Monroe Symphony Pops Orchestra
closes out the Sapphire Season with the sounds of Broadway.  Imagine classic songs being completely reinvented. Imagine an evening full of showtunes presented with a contemporary flare. You’ve just envisioned The Broadway Boys who decided to focus and develop their product into the “symphony of sound” that they have become. The Broadway Boys is a collection of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. Through their dynamic vocal prowess and redefining arrangements, the Boys add elements of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, and Folk to showtunes and classic pop songs. Performing in groups of six, the Boys are able explore harmonies rarely presented by Broadway singers.  “An explosive evening of entertainment!”  http://bwayboys.com/
The Broadway Boys appearance courtesy of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council through a collaboration with the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts Presenters Network. 

Monroe Civic Center Arena, 7:00 p.m. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/           

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May 7 - May 15 -  Jungle Book - Come along on an extraordinary adventure in this dramatic adaption of Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel featuring everybody’s favorite jungle hero, Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle.  With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera, and the python Kaa — Mowgli is learning to survive as they teach him about ’Jungle Law.’  But the jungle is also the home of Shere Khan, the dangerous man-eating tiger who has vowed to destroy Mowgli. Come get lost in the jungle as Mowgli and his friends at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts learn the true meaning of the word ‘family. Public Performances:  May 7, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; May 8, 3:00 p.m.; May 14, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., May 15, 3:00 p.m.

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