Foot-stomping 'Urban Cowboy' coming to Columbia Theatre Feb. 24
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(1) COWBOY MEETS COWGIRL – In “Urban Cowboy: The Musical,” cowboy Bud meets cowgirl Sissy, cowboy loses cowgirl, and cowboy gets cowgirl again – all to the tune of country western hits. The Windwood Theatricals production is coming to Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
(2) FOOT-STOMPING, TOE-TAPPING MUSICAL – In “Urban Cowboy: The Musical,” coming to Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts Feb. 24, the romance of Bud and Sissy takes place against a backdrop of exuberant dancing to the country-western hits by Clint Black, the Charlie Daniels Band, Dixie Chicks, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Anne Murray.
HAMMOND – Windwood Productions will return to Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts Feb. 24 with the foot-stomping, Tony Award nominated “Urban Cowboy: The Musical.”
Based on the mega-hit 1980 movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger, this romp of a musical is a love story and a tale of triumph over adversity played out in Gilley’s, a sprawling Texas dance bar featuring mechanical bull-riding and some of the best country bands in the world.
“Urban Cowboy” follows the story of a small town boy named Bud, a new breed of cowboy who’s turning heads and looking for love. His whirlwind romance and marriage to Sissy and their subsequent troubles play out against a gritty landscape of oil fields, trailer parks and a sawdust covered dance floor alive with booze, brawls, babes and toe-tapping tunes.
The score features a wide range of country-western hits, including songs from the original film such as "Lookin' for Love In All the Wrong Places," "Could I Have This Dance?" and "The Devil went Down to Georgia." Modern classics by contemporary artists like Clint Black, the Dixie Chicks, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Anne Murray, as well as original compositions, complete the musical line-up.
A limited number of tickets are still available for the 7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets are $38, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $32, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and $25, Orchestra 3 and Balcony 2.
Tickets are available online at columbiatheatre.org or at the Columbia box office, 220 E. Thomas St., 985-543-4371. Box office hours are noon-5 p.m., weekdays, and one hour before performance time.
“Urban Cowboy: The Musical” is produced by Windwood Productions, which has brought to the Columbia Theatre shows such as “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Barry Manilow's Copacabana,” “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”
For information about upcoming Columbia Theatre events, visit columbiatheatre.org or call (985) 543-4366 for a season brochure.