The Bayou Playhouse announces its 6th Season of theatrical offerings filled with musicals, comedies, classics and returning favorites plus stand-up comedy and musical guest artist special events.
The Bayou Playhouse opened its premiere season in 2008 and has established itself as the only non-profit professional theatre south of New Orleans and the only theatre in the state with a primary mission to present Louisiana-themed plays and special events all in a down-on-the-bayou setting.
Topping the bill of Season 6 is a new play and the professional premier of Torn Page by award winning playwright and Lafourche Parish resident John Doucet.
Torn Page will star Randy Cheramie, Suzanne H. Pitre, Julianna Pennison and Travis Resor.
This November, the Halifax Theatre Company gathers the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Grandmaw and many other of your favorite storybook characters for the trial of the century.
The first spring production of Season 6 is a hilarious look at the sport of fishing as 3 adults try to recapture their childhood friendships on the old fishing dock in Laddy Sartin’s Southern comedy Catfish Moon.
Closing the Bayou Playhouse’s Season 6 lineup is Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize winning Southern comedy / drama Driving Miss Daisy starring multi award winning actress Janet Shea and HBO Treme’ co-star Lance Nicholls.
Besides the four main-stage productions, the Bayou Playhouse will present a variety of non-season special events.
On Saturday, September 7 internationally acclaimed musician Spencer Bohren (Prairie Home Companion) will perform a magical musical journey through the history of the Blues from its roots started by slaves in Congo Square to its modern influences on Rock & Roll in Down The Dirt Road Blues.
This year the Bayou Playhouse will bring back returning favorite programs including the 3 Charmers Comedy Night, Bayoukidz! Fall workshop and Summer Musical, their annual Krewe Du Bayou fundraiser, as well as encore performances of last season’s sell out Cajun musical hit Cinderella Battistella.
“The Bayou Playhouse is also looking to expand its family of supporters, volunteers, and Board members. We’re looking for good people who believe in our work and our mission and who can help us make Season 6 the most successful season yet,”â€ˆsaid Bayou Playhouse Managing Director Cindy Griffin.
Volunteers can do anything from assisting with landscape maintenance to marketing newly designed show programs to set construction and working events. Board members meet once a month and assist the Playhouse with overall business development, fundraising, and outreach.
“Sponsors are essential to our success and we have both in-kind and fiscal sponsorships available. For Season 6 we are introducing our newly designed show Marquee’s where businesses or individuals can purchase ads starting at $125. I also like to remind our patrons to stay informed with all Bayou Playhouse news by signing up for our weekly online newsletter by visiting www.bayouplayhouse.com,” Griffin said.
The Bayou Playhouse is located at 101 Main Street, in Lockport.
Tickets for all shows are $23 in advance and online, or $25 at the door.
Season 6 performances run on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. For ticket purchases, season subscriptions, corporate sponsorship or other information about the Bayou Playhouse, visit www.bayouplayhouse.com or call 1-888-99-BAYOU (22968).
Posted on Tue, August 27, 2013