POSTED: Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 6:04pm
Baton Rouge, La — The LSU Union Theater’s Great Performances series continues in March with the Comedy Tonight series “Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?” on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30p.m. Find out the origins of Easter traditions like egg hunts and chocolate bunnies in a wHOLY hysterical and interactive way with Sister. The first act is a blend of anecdotal remembrance of Easters past and Catholic restrictions on meat consumption, with requisite blasts of Vatican II: Sister sure loved the good old days. Sister plays host to a number of games that involve selection rounds to pick contestants, several rounds of play, and distribution of prizes. With so many variables, including uncomprehending contestants, its little surprise that Sister treats this challenge like a race against the clock, laying out rules beforehand in the name of efficiency. To her credit, she keeps the unpredictable nature of the show well in hand and never loses the thread of the complex, multipart games.
The following weekend, original Supremes member, Mary Wilson is featured in “STORMY WEATHER: The Lena Horne Project,” a multi-media presentation of the legendary Lena Horne, African American Hollywood film star turned civil rights activist on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30p.m. This spectacular evening interweaves a “living, breathing, biography” combining story, song and visual images from James Gavin’s wealth of material and hundreds of interviews – several with Horne herself – to give the defining portrait of an American icon. Thrilling new arrangements of songs sung by Wilson in this concert include “Stormy Weather,” “Honeysuckle Rose," "Yesterday When I Was Young" and many others made popular by Lena Horne.
Prepare for a nostalgic return to Queen’s heyday as this phenomenal spectacle rock-n-roll show, equipped with dynamic lighting and special effects, pays tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. More than a tribute band, The Works – led by Gary Mullen – delivers the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of the group responsible for timeless anthems, including We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, Fat Bottomed Girls and We Are the Champions. One Night of Queen brings back the best of Queen on Sunday, March 17 at 4:30p.m.
The final show in the Family series is Michael Fosberg’s “Incognito” the story of a journey to uncover and discovery of self, roots, family, and the difficult history behind the tragic American complexity of "race". In this one-man show Fosberg tells his story of how he discovered a family, a history, and an ethnicity he never knew. This performance is Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30p.m. and is supported by the LSU African American Cultural Center Ambassadors.
Ticket information is available by phone at the Box Office (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 .