Thursday, November 15, 2012

Announcements Galore!

3 more performances of "Cabaret" the Musical-Thurs, Nov. 15, Friday, Nov. 16 & Saturday, Nov. 17th ONLY

"Cabaret", one of the most captivating musicals of the last century,  is based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood. The music was written by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned the 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey and numerous subsequent productions.
   Set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, "Cabaret" focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Club and revolves around the English cabaret performer Sally Bowles, and her relationship with the young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw.
A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub who is a metaphor for the dangerous 'big brother' type political and social movement that is sweeping Germany
   The cast is all local and includes a live band with musical direction by Esther Tyree and Adam Trouard.  Jessica Jouclard, who wowed local theatre goers last spring as Thelma in IPAL's production of "Chicago", will be playing Sally Bowles.  The cast also includes:  Aren Chaisson, Caroline Helm, Amanda Newbery, and Milton Resweber.  Choreography is by Travis Guillory who will be portraying the Emcee.  Direction is by Christy Leichty, Program Director of Cité des Arts.   The evening performances are at 7:30pm, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Tickets maybe purchased from our website using paypal at, or make reservations by calling 337-291-1122.
Fair WARNING:  Don't wait to make your reservations

 "A Christmas Tuna" for Thanksgiving weekend! Get your tickets now for the Hilarious Comedy with Shane Guilbeau, and Kyle Bourque. What could be better entertainment for the entire family?  Eat the Turkey--laugh it all off at the show.......November 21-25 (last show is a Sunday Matinee at 2:00) AND YES!  We're having a show on Thanksgiving evening!!  Buy your tickets online at

    Firelight Performing Arts to present Scrooge the Musical

On Thursday, December 6 through Sunday, December 9, Firelight Performing Arts will present its holiday offering, Scrooge, the Musical. With a multi-talented cast of 25, ranging in age from 6 to an almost septuagenarian, the troupe’s performance is an ideal way to usher in the Christmas season. Directed by Laura Blum, Scrooge will be presented at Ul-L’s Burke Hall, with evening performances on December 6 through 8 at 7:00 p.m.; additionally there will be 2:00 p.m. matinees offered on December 8 and 9. Come and let Ebineezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the three ghosts spin a story that is sure to delight children and make grown-ups miss their childhood. Tickets are $15.00. Group rates are available for school, church, and scout groups of 10 or more. Call 337-962-0306 for more information or to make reservations.

What's up at IPAL? A Lot!!!
1. Saturday November 17 at 10:30 in the Steamboat Warehouse at Bouligny Plaza IPAL will be present its original "Light Hearted Re-Enacatment" of the landing of the original Spanish Families in Nueva Iberia. It is a part of the  El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia.  Six IPAL veteran actors along with descendents of those original families will be on stage. Come on down to see our fun presentation.
2. Tickets are now available for IPAL's Christmas show, A Christmas Story. You'll laugh at Ralphie's efforts to get An OFFICIAL Red Ryder Carbine-Acton 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle! It is a beautiful, heartwarming family Christmas entertainment. The show will run Thursdays thru Sundays Dec. 6-16. Tickets are $10 and are available as usual at Delaune's Pharmacy, Paul's Flower Shoppe, and Accentrics on Main Street.
3. Construction is completed on our Proscenium Arch thanks to Jacob Borel. It is dedicated to Ms. Twinkle Ruff. We are preparing to get bids to paint the inside of the auditorium, to have necessary gutter work done outside, and to address a number of other issues for the long time preservation and enjoyment of the Essanee Theater. THANKS to you for all YOUR support in fundraisers and by purchasing tickets, which makes this possible.

 Theatre 810 is having a work call from 10am to 5pm on Sunday for a little TLC for Theatre 810 and Space 806.  If you enjoy working in these spaces, or enjoying attending performances there, please donate a bit of your time!  Lunch and drinks  provided!


                If you know of anyone whose child is interested in musical theatre and is in grades 4 through 8, refer them to Kidz Kabaret. Kidz Kabaret is an independent group that showcases the talent of children in grades 4 through 8. The goal is to give each child an opportunity to perform while learning the basics of the craft through a specific curriculum. It focuses on the individual child and his or her unique talents and abilities. Over the course of one month, kids will meet weekly with an instructor for three one-hour lessons (one per week) at Cité des Arts (109 Vine St., Lafayette). The children will each choose one song from a musical or movie musical, rehearse it, and perform it in front of a live audience in a cabaret setting. This is not a voice lesson; it’s not an acting workshop; it’s not a dance class. It’s all three - musical theatre! It’s Kidz Kabaret! Cost is $30

Go to to sign up! Thanks!

Instructor:  Travis Guillory 

   This Saturday is an "Intro to Improv with Jason and Elaine" of the Stage Monkeys.  This all-day workshop begins at 10am and runs until 5pm, culminating in an evening improv performance for friends and family!  Registration is $45 and you call Theatre 810 at 484-0172 to get signed up, or for more information!


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