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Next up for CA Studio is Sixteen Wounded, a play following the lives of two young men in Holland, one a survivor of the Jewish Holocaust, the other a man from Palestine.  The play will be performed at Lea's of LeCompte in Monroe Saturday, September 16th and 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 17th and 24th, at 4:00 p.m.

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Strauss Theatre Center is excited to open its 86th season with the classic musical, My Fair Lady. My Fair Lady opens September 7th for patrons , and September 8th for the rest of the public. 

  My Fair Lady follows the story of a working class Cockney girl named Eliza. Eliza's life gets turned around when a haughty phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, takes it upon himself to teach Eliza 'proper' speech as well as how to fit in as a member of high society. Local Strauss stars, Hunt Heely and Hannah Bryan, will be bringing these two main characters to life.

Margie Mealer

The Lincoln Parish Library has two exciting events coming up in the next two weeks. Tuesday, March 28th, the Hampstead Stage Company will be performing the Secret Garden in the library's events center. The following week the library will be hosting its Easter Celebration on April 2nd.

Neville High School

Saturday and Sunday, March 18th and 19th, Neville High School's Speech and Drama Department will be presenting The Crucible. The play will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Neville's auditorium.

Michelle Tripp / Tripptography

Saturday, February 25th is the opening of the Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts's latest production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This musical performance follows the story of the biblical character Joseph and his 11 brothers. 

The commonly known story of Joseph from Genesis, often referred to as the 'coat of many colors' story, follows Joseph's life after his brothers sell him into slavery.

"It's the story of redemption for the brothers, and shows how Joseph deals with this hardship in his life," says Walter Allen, SYAA executive director.

Strauss Theatre's opening night of French farce, Boeing Boeing, is Friday, February 10th. Boeing Boeing will run from February 10th to February 18th with afternoon and evening shows. 

Boeing Boeing, set in the 1960's, is the story of a French bachelor, Bernard, who is engaged to three different stewardesses, none of whom know about the other. After a visit from an old school mate, Bernard's life finds itself becoming complicated. Stories and lies tangle when all three stewardesses end up in town at the same time.

This Friday is the opening night of Rumors at the Strauss Theatre. The play will be showing this Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m., then again next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts

Growing up can be hard, especially in the jungle, as many can recall from a particular story from childhood. The Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts presents the beloved children's story "The Jungle Book" this May. The play is about a small boy named Mowgli, who is forced to grow up alone in the jungle with only his animal friends to comfort him.

The cast consist of 25 area youths who have spent over 80 hours preparing for opening night.  SYAA cast exclusively area students between the ages of eight and 18 in all of its major productions. 

LA Tech Celebrates 400 Years of Shakespearean Comedy

Apr 22, 2016
Louisiana Tech University

With Spring in the air, Louisiana Tech University bring to life "Love's Labours Lost." The ageless comic tale penned by Shakespeare over 400 years ago has delighted audiences for centuries.

In the play, the King of Navarre and the men of his court swear off all women for three years in an effort to dedicated themselves to studying. All goes well until the Princess of France arrives with all of her ladies-in-waiting. Hilarious hijinks ensue as the men are forced to rearrange their priorities. 

"Producers" Provides Musical Hijinks at Strauss

Apr 14, 2016
Strauss Theater Center

In a tale of desperate Hollywood swindling gone array, "The Producers" premiers at the Strauss Theater Center Friday, April 15. The production, based on the Mel Brooks movie, is about an accountant and a producer who figure out that a show could make more money if it fails than if it succeeds. The two then set off to create the worst show ever made.