LSU "Union Theater Presents" Announces 2014-15 Season
BATON ROUGE, LA – For its 50th Season, The LSU Student Union Theater is proud to announce the 2014 – 15 Union Theater Presents Series! The series consists of eight magnificent shows that are sure to wow the crowd and keep them coming back for more! Shows include a swashbuckling off-Broadway prequel to an iconic story; a Nun that is sure to bring the crowd to side splitting laughter; a musical exploration of the greatest artists that graced the Soul Genre; a graceful performance of beauty and ballet and much much more!
“I can’t imagine a more exciting or challenging job than selecting the season for LSU Union Theater Presents series!” says Terry Serio, assistant director for the LSU Union Theater. “And I’m very excited to reveal the 2014-15 season.”
LSU STUDENT UNION THEATRE 2014-2015 SEASON
October 22, 2014
ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing to the LSU Student Union Theater, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”
Don’t miss the show the The New York Times hails a “MUSICAL-COMEDY JOY” and USA TODAY calls it “GLORIOUS and EXUBERANT!” For more information, visit www.AnythingGoesTheMusical.com
MTV’s Guy Code + Girl Code Comedy Tour
November 1, 2014
The wildly popular MTV and MTV2 television series, “Guy Code” and “Girl Code,” are joining forces and hitting the road with their first-ever official MTV live show, THE GUY CODE + GIRL CODE COMEDY TOUR. See your favorite comedians from MTV and MTV2’s all-time top-rated series as they hit the stage with hilarious stand-up comedy. Flirting? Decoding text messages? Rebound relationships? You never know what might happen during the laugh-out-loud panel discussion of exclusive “Code” topics. You’ll also have the chance to get the inside scoop on both tv shows during the audience Q&A segment. Don’t miss this night of high-energy fun with the stars of MTV and MTV2’s “Guy Code” and “Girl Code,” LIVE!
U.S. ARMY FIELD BAND & SOLDIER'S CHOIR
November 6, 2014
From Boston to Baghdad, Tampa to Toronto, The United States Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages for more than six decades. As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, this internationally-acclaimed organization travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad. Through these concerts, the Field Band fosters the support of the American people for members of the armed forces and supports diplomatic efforts around the world.
Although the show will be free and open to the public, we are offering the Director's Circle Members up to four general seating tickets. Please request your FREE tickets when you fill out the UTP 2014-15 season ticket form. There is no charge and seating is on a first come-first seated basis.
300 YEARS OF SOUL
January 31, 2015
When you hear Aretha Franklin's "Respect", or James Brown's "I Feel Good," you feel a depth of great musical talent 300 years in the making. 300 Years of Soul celebrates these great artists and many more and explores the origins of the music that made them spectacular. Six amazing vocalists take the audience on a high energy excursion through African American Culture via legendary songs from Jazz to Rhythm and Blues. From "Minnie the Moocher" and "Stormy Weather" to "What's Going On" and "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay," this live musical show salutes many well known celebrities, personalities and history makers in an entertaining and revealing two act show. Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson, Donna Summer and Beyonce are all rooted in the history of Soul. 300 Years of Soul explores where we have been and where we are going. A must see for the entire family! Brought to you by: Supreme Talent International
TIL DEATH DO US PART: LATE NIGHT CATECHISM III
February 28, 2015
After teaching countless students about the saints, venial sins, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including her own wacky version of the Newlywed Game. Classroom participation is a must, so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for a session with the country’s feistiest couples counselor! 'Til Death Do Us Part is the latest class to be unveiled in this sinfully funny series. Brought to you by: Entertainment Events Inc.
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER The Neverland You Never Knew; Prequel to Peter Pan
March 3, 2015
A wildly theatrical and innovative retelling of how an orphan came to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up! PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Winner of five Tony Awards, upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan and takes you on a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew existed! Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. A dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination.
Don't miss this epic origin story of one of popular culture's most enduring and beloved characters and discover the Neverland you never knew.
THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATER: GISELLE
April 28, 2015
Experience one of the most venerated works in the classical ballet canon as performed by this celebrated Russian ensemble. Giselle is the tragic tale of a beautiful peasant girl who falls deeply in love with a count disguised as a lowly villager. When Giselle learns of the deceit, she dies from madness, and her spirit joins the ghosts of girls who avenge the evil deeds of men who have betrayed them. The tragic story is ultimately a message of love and forgiveness prevailing in the end. This Russian masterpiece is the perfect showcase for the extraordinary skill and talent of these dancers, and features Petipa’s luminous choreography, a hauntingly beautiful score, and resplendent costumes and sets. Brought to you by: Columbia Artists Management Inc.
Ticket will go on sale Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. For more information please visit www.uniontheater.lsu.edu or call (225) 578-5128.