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Southeastern's Columbia Theatre to present unique Star Wars event

 

Friday, October 25, 2019 Charles Ross
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

EXPERIENCE STAR WARS IN A GALAXY IN DOWNTOWN HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present a unique Star Wars-themed show called “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy.” Scheduled Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre, the show has been performed for over a million Star Wars fans from London’s West End, Off-Broadway, and Dubai, to the Sydney Opera House. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office or by calling 985-543-4371.


     HAMMOND – In a galaxy in downtown Hammond, Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present a unique Star Wars-themed show called “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy.” Scheduled Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre, the show has been performed for over a million Star Wars fans from London’s West End, Off-Broadway, and Dubai, to the Sydney Opera House.
     Charles Ross single-handedly plays all the characters complete with voice impressions, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots of three films into one comedic production, said Columbia Theatre Artistic Director Jim Winter.
     “Columbia Theatre is absolutely thrilled to host the amazing Charles Ross and his ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’ just weeks before the next Star Wars movie ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ opens in theatres all over the world,” Winter said. “This is going to be an incredibly fun event for Star Wars fans of all ages.”
     In keeping with the Star Wars theme, Columbia Theatre has additional activities planned for the evening’s event.
     An eye-catching selfie area called “A New Hope” will be available for Star Wars fans to enjoy in the lobby. Additionally, Columbia Theatre will transform the second floor balcony lounge for the evening into the Mos Eisley Cantina, complete with special Star Wars-themed drinks and snacks, along with concessions.
     Winter said special guests for the evening include the Bast Alpha Garrison of the 501st Legion.
     “This is an international fraternity of Star Wars fans who wear very detailed, high-end costumes and attend events all over the world. They also volunteer for various charities, many involving children,” Winter explained. “The group will be in the lobby for photo opportunities.”
     Also scheduled that evening is a Star Wars-themed costume contest, complete with prizes, sponsored by Southeastern’s radio station KSLU.
     “To make sure fans have time to enjoy all of these great events in our lobby,” Winter said, “we are opening our lobby to the public at 6 p.m., which is 30 minutes earlier than usual.”
     Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $13 for students and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, located at 220 E. Thomas Street in downtown Hammond, or by calling 985-543-4371.
     A special Southeastern student ticket price of $10 is available, while supplies last. Students must present their Southeastern IDs at the Columbia box office to receive the discounted price.    Additionally, all Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the concert and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office.
     For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 985-543-4366.
     The show is performed with the permission of Lucasfilm, Ltd. All “Star Wars” elements are property of Lucasfilm, Ltd. All rights reserved.




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