Director's Gala: We've Got Magic To Do!

Mar 14, 2017

Thanks so much to everyone who made the KEDM Director's Gala for Pippin a success! 

Thanks to our sponsors the Northeast Louisiana Arts CouncilFiesta Nutrition CenterATMOS EnergyBayouLife MagazineKelsey KleanSir Speedy and Sammy's Plant World

Thanks to our food donors Stone House EatsDoe's Eat PlaceChef Eric Johnson, Copeland's, and The Good Earth Juice and Salad Bar.

And many thanks to our beverage donors Marsala Beverage CompanyChoice Brands, and Southern Beverage Company. And thanks to the Mason-O Trio of ULM students for the terrific live music! 

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Get your tickets now for the swankiest party in town hosted by KEDM!

The Director’s Gala is Saturday, March 25 at 5 p.m. at the University of Louisiana Monroe, just before the Saturday performance of Pippin. Call 318-342-5556 for tickets or click here.

The evening begins outside the theatre in the ULM Sculpture Garden where guests will enjoy unforgettable delicacies and signature dishes from the area’s best restaurants and caterers. Marsala Beverage Company, Choice Brands and Southern Beverage Company feature specialty drinks, craft beers, and wine. The party also features live music with a performance by ULM students.

Pippin's journey reminds us all of the true value of forgiveness, happiness and love.

Guests enjoy VIP seating and early admission to Brown Auditorium for Saturday’s performance of the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson.

Pippin tells the magical and colorful story of the young prince Pippin’s quest to discover passion and purpose of life. Directed and choreographed by Robin Stevens and musically prepared and conducted by Julian Jones, Pippin’s journey reminds us all of the true value of forgiveness, happiness and love.

Pippin composer Stephen Schwartz went on to write lyrics for Disney films Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He’s perhaps best known today for the 2003 Broadway smash hit Wicked.

“The Gala supports and highlights students and faculty from ULM’s School of Visual and Performing Arts”, says Lila Strode, KEDM development director and event chair. “It strengthens relationships within our community and creates more ways for the public to enjoy ULM’s campus.”

Pippin is just delightful,” says General Manager Jay Curtis. “Whatever our quest in life, each person has a part in defining his role, and taking responsibility for his actions.”

Tickets to the KEDM Director's Gala are $45, and include preferred seating for Saturday's performance. Click here for tickets or Call 342-5556.

Performances are March 23-25 at 7:30 pm, with Saturday's Gala beginning at 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 and are available at or at the box office at 318-342-1414.