Raggs Live! Dance Party rocks into Southeastern's Columbia Theatre Feb. 4
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SONG, DANCE AND DOGS HIGHLIGHT COLUMBIA’S PAJAMAS AND PLAY – On Feb. 4 get ready to “wag and wiggle” at Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts to “Raggs Live! Dance Party,” starring the colorful cast from “Raggs,” the hit public television series. At 7 p.m. the furry canine characters will perform a high energy, interactive 60-minute show that encourages preschoolers and the entire family to sing and dance along.
HAMMOND – Get ready to “wag and wiggle” as Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts presents “Raggs Live! Dance Party,” the first of two “Pajamas and Play” performances for its youngest fans on Feb. 4.
Donna Gay Anderson, director of Columbia Theatre, explained that “Pajamas and Play” is a fun series designed to make theater performances accessible and appealing for children. Kids are invited to wear their pajamas, robes and slippers to the 60-minute performance.
“Anyone who buys their ticket at the box office will receive a Raggs DVD and activity book while supplies last. This is a nice bonus for a show that is such a favorite with children.” Anderson said. “The house will be rockin’ with this blue canine star!”
With a kid-friendly curtain time of 7 p.m., “Raggs Live! Dance Party” is based on the music and curriculum-centric TV show, which is seen locally on PBS. The charismatic characters impart subtle messages about the power of friendship, respect and cooperation, while demonstrating how much fun it is to get up and move your body.
The Raggs Band, including Raggs, Trilby, Pido, B. Max and Razzles, will perform a dozen of their hit songs, including “What’s the Dealio?,” “Stand Back, Brain Attack” and “Pawsuuup!” In a friendly competition, the characters work together to find the best songs and cool moves for their dance party. Kids’ favorite wise-cracking cat, Dumpster, stops by to add his not-so-helpful hints!
The Raggs Band has performed more than 4,000 live concerts around the world, including stops in Europe, Asia and Australia. “Raggs” now airs in over 175 countries, including Singapore, Ireland, Australia, India, South Africa and Israel. The show is also seen by U.S. military families daily on the Armed Forces Network.
Tickets for “Raggs Live! Dance Party” are $12 for children ages 10 and under and $15 for adults. Tickets and information are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, 985-543-4371, or at www.columbiatheatre.org. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday and one hour before performance times.
Pajamas and Play returns March 15 with “The Velveteen Rabbit.”