Columbia Theatre to present The Full Monty

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: February 6, 2013


     HAMMOND – "The Full Monty" is coming to Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts for one show only on Thursday, Feb. 21.

     Presented by the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS), the production begins at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.

     Columbia Theatre Interim Director C. Roy Blackwood is excited about the performance.

     "In this 1997 British comedy-drama, six unemployed men form a male striptease act in order to earn enough money to get a new start. The show they produce is billed as going 'The Full Monty' - stripping all the way and causing the show to sell out," said Blackwood.

     As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them, Blackwood added.

     "The director of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society's version reports that the show is guaranteed to be hilarious, along with addressing social issues, but also suitable for all audiences. Columbia's audiences will recognize 'JPAS' as having successfully performed 'Fiddler on the Roof' and 'Hairspray' to sold out crowds during the 2011-12 season," he said.

     Tickets range from $32 - $40 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at



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