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Columbia Theatre to present "The Frog Prince"

Southeastern's Columbia Theatre presents "The Frog Prince" November 17

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


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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 Frog Prince,” the first “Pajamas and Play” presentation this season for Columbia’s youngest fans, on November 17 at 6:30 p.m.

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present on November 17 “The Frog Prince,” the first of two “Pajamas and Play” presentations scheduled for its youngest fans this season. 
     C. Roy Blackwood, 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,” Blackwood 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 Frog Prince” is a colorful, funny and faithful adaptation of the classic folk story first recorded by the Brothers Grimm. 
     “It is the story of a spoiled princess who breaks her promise to a noble frog who comes to her aid and the consequences that follow,” Blackwood said. “Don’t forget to bring the kids in their pjs. The milk and cookies are on us!”
     Tickets for “The Frog Prince” are $13 for children ages 12 and under and $19 for adults. Tickets and information are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, 985-543-4371, or at Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday and one hour before performance times.

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