The Center of Performing Arts will celebrate its 10th anniversary by bringing back one of its most popular musical productions, “Hit It! 50 Years of Pop Music.”
“Hit It!” returns to the stage with a new cast at 7 p.m. July 24, 25, 26 and 31 and Aug. 1 and 2 at 201 N. Columbia St., downtown Covington.
Those who attend the first two performances will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner with the theater experience. Dinner theater tickets are $35, and show-only tickets are $27.
COPA opened its doors on Aug. 1, 2005.
“I wanted to create a clubhouse of sorts for the artistically inclined, where musicians, singers, dancers and actors could all interact and create,” owner Robert Sturcken said.
IN 2009, CENTER OF PERFORMING ARTS PUT ON ITS FIRST THEATRICAL PRODUCTION, “DOO WOP TO DISCO,” AND IN 2011, “HIT IT! 50 YEARS OF POP MUSIC” TOOK THE STAGE. “ ‘HIT IT!’ PACKED THE HOUSE FOR NINE NIGHTS AND THEN WE BROUGHT IT BACK FOR A ONE NIGHT ONLY A MONTH LATER; IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS,” STURCKEN SAID. “FOUR YEARS HAVE PASSED, SO WE HAVE TO CONTINUE THE STORY BY UPDATING THE SHOW TO REFLECT THE NEW MUSIC AS WELL.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (985) 727-4638 OR VISIT WWW.CENTEROFPERFORMINGARTS.NET.
- FULL MOON DRUM CIRCLE: A free drumming lesson will begin a monthly celebration of the full moon from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson St., Abita Springs. Donations welcome.
REBUILDING COMMUNITY: A commemorative gathering 10 years after Hurricane Katrina will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson St., Abita Springs. The event aims to help women survive, and thrive, with storytelling, song and food.
- ‘ONE SLIGHT HITCH’ AUDITION: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road. In this farce by Lewis Black, everything is perfect on Courtney’s wedding day until the doorbell rings and all hell breaks loose. Auditioners will read from the script. There are roles for three men and three women. The show will run Sept. 4-20.
- SUNSET AT THE LANDING: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Columbia Street Landing. The concert is free and all are encouraged to bring chairs and refreshments. The event is sponsored by the Heritage Bank of Covington, the city of Covington and the Covington Farmers Market. This month’s show features Cecilia Zabala, followed by Twangarama with Cranston, Austin and Tyler Clements and Jimmy Robinson.
- SUMMER THIRD SUNDAY CONCERT: 5 p.m. Sunday in the atrium at Christwood Retirement Community, 100 Christwood Blvd. The Bayou Liberty Jazz Combo will present a free, hourlong performance that is open to the public, including a mix of New Orleans standards, ballads and some original tunes. The performers are Rory Duffour on clarinet, sax and vocals; Errol Quave on piano and vocals; Lu Quave on drums; and Bob Tasso on bass and vocals.
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Music by the Danielle Spadavecchia begins at 9:30 a.m.
- PLAYMAKERS ‘9-5’: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 26, Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Opening night on Friday will feature complimentary Champagne and treats; female artists’ work will be displayed and available for sale, and there will be a raffle. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available by calling (985) 893-1671 or visiting www.playmakersinc.com.
- ATRIUM GALLERY: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 29, Christwood, 100 Christwood Blvd. ‘Images From Paradise,’ drawings by Madeleine Faust.
- LACOMBE ART GUILD: 6:30 p.m. meet, greet and eat, and 7 p.m. business meeting, Tuesday, Lacombe VFW, 28000 Main St. The monthly meeting will include a demonstration of the use of oils to paint flowers at 7:30 p.m. by Ferris Hotard.
- HISTORIC IMAGES: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Otis House Museum, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive. The Otis House was built about 1885 as a home for the family of sawmill owner William Theodore Jay. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorDigitally reproduced photographs on display at the house illustrate the extensive Jay sawmill along the Tchefuncte River, Dummy Line Railroad locomotives, watercraft and numerous Jay family photographs. Tours are on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no tour at noon. The program is free with Otis House admission of $4 per person for adults, with children 12 and younger or seniors 62 and older admitted free of charge. For information, call (985) 792-4652.
- MANDEVILLE BINGO: The Mandeville New Image Senior Club has a bingo game from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Friday at 3090 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, across from Mandeville City Hall. The group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the same location. For information, call (504) 442-1644.
- 30 BY NINETY THEATRE: Weeklong “Summer on Stage” theater camps, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St. Tuition ranges from $145 to $195, with discounts for more than one camp session. Camps include: Broadway Bound, for ages 13-17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20-24; and Beginning Bards: Shakespeare for Kids, for ages 8-12, from 8 a.m. to noon July 27-31. To register, visit 30 by Ninety on Facebook, email 30byNinety@gmail.com or call (844) THE-3090.
- SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK AUDITIONS: Auditions for “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3 p.m. Saturday, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St. Roles are available for three men and three women, all ages 20-30, and for four ensemble members, from their late teens to age 30. The show will run Sept. 12-27. To register for auditions, send email to 30byNinety@gmail.com.
- SUMMER YATS: Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive. Summer theater is in full swing as the Young Actors Theatre Seniors present ‘Grease’ at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are sold at the door. For ticket information, email email@example.com.
- ‘10’ REFLECTIONS ON KATRINA: Noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Slidell Cultural Center gallery, 2055 Second St. Artists Bill Binnings, Rick Brunner, Keith Dellsperger, Natasha Lovelace Habers, Matt Litchliter, Zac McGovern, Martin Needom, Susan Needom, Candace Page and Russell Whiting exhibit art reflecting 10 diverse viewpoints on Hurricane Katrina, 10 years after the storm. Presented by the Olde Towne Arts Center. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- PAINTING LAB CAMP: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Galleries de Juneau, 2143 First St. “Playing With Shadows” is the theme. Instructor Dolores Crain will work with children in exploring painting with shadows as a means of graphic design. Limited to 10 students; all materials included. Children will bring home a finished canvas, ready to hang. To register, email art@juneau gallery.com or call (985) 326-8282.
- GALLERIES DE JUNEAU: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 2143 First St. Local artists and artisans located in the sales tax-free Olde Towne Slidell Cultural District. Visit juneau gallery.com.
- TAKE THE STAGE: July 20-24, Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The Take the Stage theater camp for ages 7-18 will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anne Gambino will lead the program, in which the young people will write the show, choosing what they want to do. The cost of the weeklong workshop is $65 in advance or $85 on the day camp begins. To register, call (985) 649-3727 or email brian@cuttingedge theater.com.
- SLIDELL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month, 1928-C Corporate Square Blvd. Other games are held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays and from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays. Lessons are available. For information, call (985) 768-0442.
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