POSTED: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 6:04am
Baton Rouge, La — The LSU Student Union Theater has expanded its programming for the 2012-13 season to include fifteen performances under three series; Great Performances, Comedy Tonight and the Family Hour.
In August, the Great Performances series begins with the creator of the public radio show, This American Life, “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass.” In October, see “Titanic–The Musical,” winner of Five Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the music of Composer/cellist/trombonist Dana Leong and his Trio. In March 2013, the series continues with original Supremes member, Mary Wilson in “STORMY WEATHER: The Lena Horne Project,” a Rock-n-roll tribute show; One Night of Queen, and rounding out the Great Performance series in May is the National Russian Ballet performing Swan Lake in its entirety.
The Comedy Tonight Series kicks off with stand-up comedienne Anjelah Johnson best known for Bon-Qui-Qui character on “MADtv” in September, followed by political comedy favorite, Capitol Steps – “Take The Money And Run For President” in October. The Comedy Tonight series continues in March 2013 with “Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?” and wraps up with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group, stars of the Emmy-nominated series, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
The Family Hour Series opens in October with MatheMagic! starring Bradley Fields, which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and South Arts. In December, internationally acclaimed performer, Kraig Parker and his Las Vegas Show band will perform their world premier tribute ELVIS–Christmas edition. January picks up with juggler and comedian Mark Nizer 3D “Expect the Impossible” reviewed by Performance Magazine as “nothing less than brilliant.” A high-energy tribute production, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, hits the stage in February, starring Joby Rogers, personally selected by Michael Jackson as the “official substitute” and the only impersonator to ever appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. The final show in the Family Series is Michael Fosberg’s “Incognito,” his one-man-theatrical presentation relating his story of growing up believing he was white, and discovering in in his thirties he is actually African-American.
Season ticket information is available by phone at (225) 578-5128 and online at www.uniontheater.lsu.edu . For further information or group discount pricing, please call Terry Serio, Assistant Theater Director, at (225) 578-6013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .