Events At The College


The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts is proud to host or sponsor over 300 events each academic year, from a wide variety of disciplines within our institution. Some events are free and open to the public, while others have ticketed entry.


Featured Events


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Ben Folds with the LSU School of Music

November 2 and 3, 7:30 p.m.  |  LSU Union Theater

Ben Folds joins the LSU School of Music for two evenings of genre-bending music, performing hit songs alongside members of the LSU Symphony Orchestra, LSU Jazz Ensemble, and more. Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, and has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records.


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Sunday In The Park With George

Presented by the Turner-Fischer Center for Opera
Nov. 8 - 17 |  Shaver Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Sunday In The Park With George is a stunning classic inspired by the life of legendary painter George Seurat. This Tony Award-nominated opera explores the unique challenges of creative enterprise as Seurat and his descendant – also an artist named George – struggle to find meaning in their work and their lives.

Sunday In The Park With George is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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Presented by Swine Palace
Nov. 6 - 19  |  Reilly Theatre

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Femi Euba

Gloria is an award-winning dramatic comedy that takes place in a Manhattan magazine company, focusing on the lives of working Americans and dynamics in the workplace.

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Box Office Information


CMDA & Opera Tickets

The CMDA Box Office sells tickets to all events in the following venues:

  • Claude L. Shaver Theatre
  • Reilly Theatre
  • Studio Theatre
  • School of Music Recital Hall

LSU Opera and LSU Theatre performances are sold through this office.

Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone at: (225) 578-3527.

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Union Tickets

The Union Box Office sells tickets to all events in the Union Theater, such as:

  • LSU Wind Ensemble
  • LSU Symphonic Winds
  • LSU Symphonic Band
  • LSU Symphony Orchestra

Some special events, such as Tigerama or Candlelight, may be sold through this office.

Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone at: (225) 578-5128.

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Parking for Events

You may park in any of the non-gated parking lots or on the street near our performance venues. Do not park by any red or yellow curbs.

We pay a fee to LSU Parking for our patrons to park free of charge. If you receive a parking ticket, please bring it to the CMDA Box Office, located inside the Music & Dramatic Arts Building, for assistance.

For updates on construction, road closures, and zone changes, please visit the LSU Parking & Transportation Services website.

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