The LSU Student Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus, is celebrating its 50th season with its 2014-15 “Union Theater Presents” series.
The series consists of six shows, including a swashbuckling off-Broadway prequel to an iconic story; a nun; a musical exploration of the soul genre; and a performance of beauty and ballet.
“I can’t imagine a more exciting or challenging job than selecting the season for LSU Union Theater Presents series,” says Terry Serio, the theater’s assistant director. “And I’m very excited to reveal the 2014-15 season.”
The season opens with the hit Broadway musical, “Anything Goes,” on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Cole Porter’s musical comedy begins when the “S.S. American” heads out to sea. Etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love on the backdrop of a crew of singing sailors.
On Jan. 31, “300 Years of Soul” will come to the theater, featuring six vocalists celebrating 300 years of soul music.
The one-actor comedy, “Till Death Do Us Part: Late Night Catechism III,” is set for Feb. 28.
And on April 28, the theater will feature the Russian National Ballet in a performance of “Giselle.”
Also scheduled is the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldier’s Choir. The performance date will be either Nov. 5 or Nov. 6.
As the premier touring musical representative for the Army, this group travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to audiences throughout the nation and abroad.
A date also has yet to be determined for the production, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a continuation of the classic, “Peter Pan.” The story is a winner of five Tony Awards and based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
Call (225) 578-5128 or visit uniontheater.lsu.edu.