Southeastern's Columbia Theatre presents Pajamas and Play final installment April 19

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: 4/5/12


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present on April 19 "How I Became a Pirate," the final "Pajamas and Play" presentation 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'sDiscoveryCenter, 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., "How I Became A Pirate" is a new musical adventure story -- based on the acclaimed children's book of the same name -- of finding one's own heart.

     "When young Jeremy is recruited by the friendly Captain Braid Beard and his mates to help find the perfect spot for their treasure, the pirate crew shares the ins and outs of a pirate's life at sea, including how to talk like a pirate and 'proper' pirate etiquette – or the lack thereof," Blackwood said. "Don't forget to bring the kids in their pjs. The milk and cookies are on us!"

     Tickets for "How I Became a Pirate" 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 through Friday and one hour before performance times.

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