Southeastern's Columbia Theatre presents "The Jungle Book" April 14
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A CLASSIC CHILDREN’S TALE HIGHLIGHTS COLUMBIA’S PAJAMAS AND PLAY –Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts presents “The Jungle Book,” the final “Pajamas and Play” presentation this season for Columbia’s youngest fans, on April 14 at 6:30 p.m.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present on April 14 “The Jungle Book,” the final “Pajamas and Play” presentation scheduled for its youngest fans this season.
Kenneth Boulton, interim director of the Columbia Theatre, explained that “Pajamas and Play” is a fun series designed to make theater performances accessible and appealing to children. Kids are invited to wear their pajamas, robes and slippers to the 60-minute performance.
“The Columbia Theatre is excited to present what promises to be a wonderful event for the entire family. All the characters and creatures from Kipling's beloved story will come to life on our stage, complete with brilliant music and imaginative choreography,” Boulton said. “We are also looking forward to once again partnering with the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, which will sponsor a pre-show craft activity from 5-6 p.m. in the Grand Lobby.”
With a kid-friendly curtain time of 6:30 p.m., “The Jungle Book” is a musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic. Audience members will join Mowgli as he learns the “laws” of the jungle, with the help of friends like the black panther Bagheera and Baloo the lovable bear, and cheer as Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis, the tiger Shere Khan.
Tickets for “The Jungle Book” are $10 for children ages 10 and under and $18 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.