Lively 'Rodgers & Hart: A Celebration' opens Tuesday
Contact: Christina Chapple
CELEBRATING RODGERS AND HART -- The Southeastern Louisiana University Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will showcase the legendary musical partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in “Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration,” Oct. 14-17. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. nightly at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Tickets -- $14 adults; $10, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff and alumni, and non-Southeastern students – are available at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts box office, 220 E. Thomas St. in downtown Hammond (985-543-4371), and at the door one hour prior to performance time. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university I.D. Cast members rehearsing the opening number, are from left, Kayla Louis and Bridget Lyons of Ponchatoula, Cassandra Arnold of Bedico, William Musso of Independence, Clay Donaldson of Gonzales, Jane Rownd of Hammond, Colby McCurdy (partially hidden) of Slidell, Dustin Johnson of Covington, Brandon Wear of Slidell, and Maggie Rownd of Hammond.
WITH A SONG IN MY HEART – Colby McCurdy of Slidell sings the Rodgers and Hart favorite “With a Song in My Heart” during a rehearsal for the Southeastern Louisiana University Opera/Music Theatre Workshop production of “Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration.” The lively musical review is the workshop’s contribution to Fanfare, Southeastern’s October arts festival.
THIS CAN’T BE LOVE – Bridget Lyons of Ponchatoula and Clay Donaldson of Gonzales sing and dance their way through Rodgers and Hart’s “This Can’t Be Love” as they rehearse for the upcoming Southeastern Opera/Music Theatre Workshop production of “Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration.” The show also includes classics such as “My Funny Valentine,” “Ten Cents a Dance,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” and “Manhattan.”
TO KEEP MY LOVE ALIVE -- Maggie Rownd of Hammond sings the comical "To Keep My Love Alive," a morbid tale of a human black-widow spider's undying love for her past lovers. The song is one of the Rodgers and Hart favorites in the Southeastern Louisiana University Opera/Music Theatre Workshop’s production of “Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration.” Director Chad Winters and musical director Chuck Effler (at keyboard) weave the autobiographies of the famous composer and lyricist through musical numbers exploring love -- found, lost, unrequited and celebrated.