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New Venture Theatre Presents: Choir Boy

A gripping new play that examines faith, bullying, education, and family relationships.

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Saturday October 25, 2014

New Venture Theatre Presents: Choir Boy

A gripping new play that examines faith, bullying, education, and family relationships.

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CHOIR BOY

WRITTEN BY TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY
DIRECTED BY GREG WILLIAMS, JR.

The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school's legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key? Choir Boy is a gripping new play with music that examines, race, sexuality, faith, bullying, education and strained family relationships.

October 23 - 26, 2014 at 7:30pm Thursday - Saturday, Sunday at 3p.m.

TICKETS ARE $20, $15 if purchased before October 13th.

Adult – Rated Show
For mature audiences only. No one under the age of 12 will be allowed in the theatre.

Show Date

Saturday October 25, 2014

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$15 plus fees, $20 after 10/13




Sunday October 26, 2014

New Venture Theatre Presents: Choir Boy

A gripping new play that examines faith, bullying, education, and family relationships.

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CHOIR BOY

WRITTEN BY TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY
DIRECTED BY GREG WILLIAMS, JR.

The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school's legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key? Choir Boy is a gripping new play with music that examines, race, sexuality, faith, bullying, education and strained family relationships.

October 23 - 26, 2014 at 7:30pm Thursday - Saturday, Sunday at 3p.m.

TICKETS ARE $20, $15 if purchased before October 13th.

Adult – Rated Show
For mature audiences only. No one under the age of 12 will be allowed in the theatre.
TICKETS ARE $20

Adult – Rated Show
For mature audiences only. No one under the age of 12 will be allowed in the theatre.

Show Date

Sunday October 26, 2014

Show Time

3:00pm

Ticket Price

$15 plus fees, $20 after 10/13




Tuesday October 28, 2014

Old Salt Union with Jodi James Opening (HVT)

New Gen Bluegrass to sooth the soul.

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Old Salt Union is known for playing music by their own set of rules. While the men who make up this group are not complete rebels, they are certainly thinking about the future of music. They find influence in the bluegrass roots of The Del McCoury Band and Sam Bush, but also draw inspiration from Bill Evans, Danny Elfman, Punch Brothers, and many more talented musicians. What makes Old Salt Union so special is their ability to stretch the boundaries of traditional bluegrass music by incorporating in-depth musical arrangements, a catchy hook, and an uncanny pop sensibility. They truly are a new generation of bluegrass in the industry.

Jodi James draws you in slowly and holds you there with a tender grasp. Her musical sound is shaped by her rural upbringing from the sugar cane fields of southern Louisiana, blended with years of urban dwelling and real life experience. Self-taught on the guitar and piano, at age 21 she felt her inner voice becoming too loud to ignore and began putting the pen to the page.

Tickets will be $8 at the door. This is a cash only event.

Show Date

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Show Time

8:00pm

Ticket Price

$8




Thursday November 6, 2014

Flamenco Rouge with LSU Dance Ensemble

Flamenco Rouge Fundraiser- Help Send LSU Students to Spain

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Jácome Flamenco was formed by virtuoso guitarist and composer, Chris Jácome. The unbridled energy, inspiration and excitement of Jácome Flamenco’s singers, dancers and musicians take audiences on a whirlwind journey of Andalucía. You feel the rhythm, hear the song, smell the wine and see the beauty of a distant culture encouraging you to join in. The art of flamenco explodes onstage and audience shouts of “Olé!” become part of the experience, part of the passion of flamenco.

Flamenco artists Chris and Lena Jacome will delight audience members with music and dance. Performance will also include LSU Dance Ensemble. A portion of the proceeds will go towards providing financial support for LSU Student who will study in Spain in 2015.

Manship Theatre will launch Dance Speaks using its 2014-15, Dance Season as a platform for public education on HIV/AIDS. For the first time in its history, the Theatre will dedicate its entire season to raise awareness and fundraising focused on children who perinatally acquired the infection. All of the companies on the Season’s upcoming roster are thrilled to be involved, and most of them have participated in similar campaigns throughout the country and with the organization Dancers Responding to AIDS. Funding for Dance Speaks will be raised through targeted marketing campaigns, post-concert curtain speeches and donation campaigns by performers. All the funds will be directed to sending local patients to Camp Hope, a one-week summer camp established for HIV-positive children aged 7 to 15.

Discover more about Dance Speaks with inRegister Magazine's "What's new in Health Care" here.


To donate to Dance Speaks please click here.

Show Date

Thursday November 6, 2014

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$30 plus fees




Friday November 7, 2014

Improv Night with the Family Dinner Comedy Troupe

Family Dinner Comedy Troupe does whatever it takes to make you laugh.

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Family Dinner Comedy Troupe Improv Comedy Night

From those jerks who brought you Spoof Night! with Films at Manship comes a brand new Improv Show.

Hang out with Baton Rouge's premier comedy troupe in our Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre for some live comedy. We have no idea what to expect, but there is only one way to find out.

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Show Date

Friday November 7, 2014

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

a mere $5




Thursday December 4, 2014

Arts Council of Baton Rouge Presents: Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

One of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today.

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Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. He has composed over 80 songs that help introduce kids to jazz.



The Uptown Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2008 to bring the traditional riff and blues sounds to school students in the New Orleans area. Performing blues and standards that combine riff-playing, spontaneous arrangements and the New Orleans 2nd-line groove, the Uptown Jazz Orchestra keeps the old school jazz traditions alive. Under the direction of trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, UJO consists of 90% Louisiana native musicians who range in experience from young students to respected veterans.


This event will be the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre and is a part of the Arts Council's Jazz Listening Room series.


For tickets to the Arts Council’s River City Jazz Masters Series, click here.

Show Date

Thursday December 4, 2014

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$10