STUDENT NIGHT - FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL
FOR
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW

SPECIAL STUDENT PERFORMANCE FEBRUARY 11, 2016 AT 7:30PM

INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE
7800 INDEPENDENCE BLVD
BROUGE, LA 70806

"THIS PERFORMANCE IS FOR ANY STUDENTS WHO WISHES TO ATTEND OUR FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL. PLEASE KNOW THAT THE PERFORMANCE MAY BE STOPPED PERIODICALLY THROUGHOUT THE RUN TO FIX ISSUES BEFORE OPENING NIGHT.

***MUST SHOW VALID STUDENT I.D. FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN BUT MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY STUDENT.***

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AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'!

THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW

DIRECTED GREG WILLIAMS, JR.

CHOREOGRAPHED BY AMY HALL GARNER

MUSIC BY THOMAS "FATS" WALLER

CONCEIVED BY MURRAY HORWITZ AND RICHARD MALTBY, JR.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ goes back in time to 1930s Harlem, the Golden Age of jazz palaces like the Cotton Club, the Savoy Ballroom and the honky tonk dives on Lenox Avenue, where pulsing swing music played all hours of the day. This funny, rowdy, yet startling beautiful musical brings to life the world of jazz great Fats Waller through songs like “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “The Joint is Jumpin’,” “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” and many other hits.

“This musical re-creation of Fats Waller, the jazz singer and pianist, is a whole cluster of marvels … heart-stopping,” said the New York Times.

FEBRUARY 12, 13 & 14, 2016

INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE

7800 INDEPENDENCE BLVD

BATON ROUGE, LA 70806

TICKETS ARE $30

G – GENERAL AUDIENCES Appropriate for all ages. Everyone entering the theatre, including babes in arms, must have a ticket.


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BOB MARLEY'S THREE LITTLE BIRDS

A CHILDREN’S MUSICAL

DIRECTED BY DORRIAN WILSON

BASED ON THE STORY BY CEDELLA MARLEY MUSIC & LYRICS BY BOB MARLEY

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY MICHAEL J. BOBBITT ADDITIONAL MUSIC & LYRICS BY JOHN L. CORNELIUS, II

Three little birds sing their sweet songs to Ziggy, a very shy child who is happy to see the world from the T.V. in his room. But his tricky friend, Nansi, wants him to get out and enjoy the Island of Jamaica. But Ziggy is afraid of hurricanes, mongoose and evil spirits. Their worldly adventure is enlivened by the fantastic songs of renowned Reggae artist, Bob Marley. Roots, Rock, Reggae!

MARCH 4 & 5, 2016

INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE

7800 INDEPENDENCE BLVD

BATON ROUGE, LA 70806

TICKETS ARE $20 FOR ADULTS AND $15 FOR KIDS

G – GENERAL AUDIENCES Appropriate for all ages. Everyone entering the theatre, including babes in arms, must have a ticket.


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RASHEDA SPEAKING

DIRECTED BY APRIL LOUISE

WRITTEN BY JOEL DRAKE-JOHNSON

A white physician attempts to oust his black receptionist by enlisting a white female coworker as a spy. Tensions rise as relations between the two women quickly deteriorate, turning their once-cordial workplace into a battlefield of innuendo, paranoia, and passive aggression. With wit and close observation, “Rasheda Speaking” mines the subtleties of “post-racial” America to explore what we are really saying when we refuse to talk about race.

MARCH 19 & 20, 2016

LSU STUDIO THEATRE

SCHOOL OF THEATER

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

105 MUSIC AND DRAMATIC BUILDING

BATON ROUGE, LA 70803

TICKETS ARE $25

PG-13 – Rated Show No one under the age of four will be allowed in the theatre and all children ages 4-13 must be accompanied by an adult.


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AUGUST WILSON’S

THE PIANO LESSON

DIRECTED BY TIM SANDIFER

WRITTEN BY AUGUST WILSON

Set in Pittsburgh during the Great Depression, The Piano Lesson explores the troubled relationship of a brother and sister and their struggle over an extraordinary family heirloom, a piano carved with images of their African ancestors. The carvings, done by their enslaved grandfather, instill the piano with a metaphysical legacy – one the siblings avoid or even take for granted, but come to accept and embrace. The piano ultimately brings together a family long torn apart by slavery, violence and murder.

The New York Times hailed THE PIANO LESSON as “a generous gift,” “emotionally sustaining great theatre,” and a “savory theatrical feast.” Time Out New York described the play as a “grand drama” that “reaches operatic intensity.”

MAY 20, 21 & 22, 2016

LSU SHAVER THEATRE

SCHOOL OF THEATER

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

105 MUSIC AND DRAMATIC BUILDING

BATON ROUGE, LA 70803

TICKETS ARE $25

PG-13 – Rated Show No one under the age of four will be allowed in the theatre and all children ages 4-13 must be accompanied by an adult.


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SWEET, GEORIGA BROWN

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY GREG WILLIAMS, JR.

This new musical is chock-full of sweet blues songs like “I Put a Spell on You,” “Let the Good Times Roll” and “Down Home Blues.” The diva herself, Georgia has thoroughly burned her bridges in the music industry, including physically assaulting Etta James, cursing out Dr. Martin Luther King, and stealing the Tree of Hope from the Apollo Theatre. Determined to get back on top, Georgia takes up singing in a hole-in-the-wall club, ready to do whatever it takes to be number one again.

JUNE 16, 17, 18 & 19

LSU SHAVER THEATRE

SCHOOL OF THEATER

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

105 MUSIC AND DRAMATIC BUILDING

BATON ROUGE, LA 70803

TICKETS ARE $30

PG-13 – Rated Show No one under the age of four will be allowed in the theatre and all children ages 4-13 must be accompanied by an adult.


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HANDS UP!

7 PLAYWRIGHTS, 7 TESTAMENTS

DIRECTED BY GREG WILLIAMS, JR

WRITTEN BY DENNIS ALLEN, IDRIS GOODWIN, GLENN GORDON, ERIC HOLMES, NAMBI KELLEY, NATHAN JAMES, AND NATHAN YUNGERBERG

Originally commissioned by New Black Fest, HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights/6Testaments showcases the voices of 6 black male playwrights as they explore their feelings about the well-being of black men in a culture of institutional profiling.

JULY 16, 2016

ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE

427 LAUREL STEET

BATON ROUGE, LA 70801

TICKETS ARE $20

PG-13 – Rated Show No one under the age of four will be allowed in the theatre and all children ages 4-13 must be accompanied by an adult.


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SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF

DIRECTED BY ROGER FERRIER

WRITTEN BY TERRY TEACHOUT

March 1971. Backstage at the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Louis Armstrong, the greatest trumpet player in the world, sits in his dressing room trying to pull himself together following his celebrated performance. Because as long as they clap, Louis will go out there and play. His mind wanders through the amazing journey of his life, and his complex relationship with his manager, Joe Glaser, and his rival, Miles Davis.

AUGUST 19 & 20, 2016

ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE

427 LAUREL STEET

BATON ROUGE, LA 70801

TICKETS ARE $20

PG-13 – Rated Show No one under the age of four will be allowed in the theatre and all children ages 4-13 must be accompanied by an adult.


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SPECIAL EVENT!

2016 NEWV AWARDS

DECEMBER 3, 2016

LYCEUM BALLROOM

124 3RD STREET

BATON ROUGE, LA 70801

TICKETS ARE $25

G – GENERAL AUDIENCES Appropriate for all ages. Everyone entering the theatre, including babes in arms, must have a ticket. The New V’s is New Venture Theatre’s soiree and awards show created to celebrate the season, and to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, support, production and design. The New V Awards strives to promote live theatre and increase awareness of our local performing arts community in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.


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SPECIAL EVENT!

BLACK NATIVITY

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY REGINALD JACKSON

WRITTEN BY LANGSTON HUGHES

This retelling of the Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective is infused with rich gospel, blues, funk, jazz, and dance from an ensemble cast. Embracing the original spirit of Hughes’ work, Black Nativity serves as a deep exploration of cultural identity, pride, and unity within the African-American community while also bringing a fresh voice to this holiday classic.

DECEMBER 10, 2016

MANSHIP THEATRE

100 LAFAYETTE STREET

BATON ROUGE, LA 70801

TICKETS ARE $25

G – GENERAL AUDIENCES Appropriate for all ages. Everyone entering the theatre, including babes in arms, must have a ticket.


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General Info: 225.588.7576

New Venture Theatre
Located inside the Manship Theatre
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801


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