‘FAT PIG’: Cutting Edge Theater will present the regional premiere of Neil LaBute’s play “Fat Pig” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, June 6-21, at the theater at 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The play tells of an attractive guy, played by Brett Trahan, who falls for a Rubenesque woman, played by Nicky Wilson.

Tickets are $20 and $25. For information, visit or call (985) 649-3727.

‘THE BFG’: The Slidell Little Theatre will present “The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)” on Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15 at 2024 Nellie Drive. The play, which is part of the Theatre for Young Audiences series, tells the story of Sophie and her fantastic plan to recruit a 24-foot friendly giant, the queen and her royal helicopters to save the children of England from nasty giants. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15. Tickets are $8 for children 10 and younger, and $10 for others. Reservations can be made at

GINNY AWARDS: The Slidell Little Theatre will hold the 45th annual Ginny Awards Night at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the theater, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. The event is held to recognize the accomplishments and standouts of the past theater season, and is named after SLT founder Virginia Madison. Admission is free.

TECHNICAL THEATER TRAINING: Under the direction of Bryan Reilly, the Slidell Little Theatre will offer three sessions of technical theater training including stage management from noon to 2 p.m. June 7.; lighting design from noon to 2 p.m. June 14; and sound from noon to 2 p.m. June 21 at 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell.

The training program is open to youths in eighth grade up to adults. To apply, send email to

PLAYMAKERS THEATER: A patron party for members of Playmakers Theater will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. For information about membership, visit


‘JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’: Cutting Edge Theater will hold auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar” at noon Saturday, June 7, at the theater at 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Performers should have a song prepared to sing with a Karaoke-type backing track. Performance dates for “Jesus Christ Superstar” will be Aug. 29-Sept. 19. For information, visit or call (985) 640-0333.

JPAS YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE: The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will present a Youth Musical Theatre Intensive for students entering grades 3 through 7, from July 7 through July 27 at Christ Episcopal School, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Program hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and performance dates are July 25-27.

Auditions will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 14.

Tuition is $575. For information, call (504) 885-2000, ext. 211.

‘FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Fiddler on the Roof,” the Slidell Little Theatre will open its 2014-15 season with this beloved show. Auditions will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 28 and 29 at First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 433 Erlanger Drive, Slidell.

The first read-through will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 1 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 360 Robert Road in Slidell.

Paula Thompson is the director and besides auditioning, she is looking for a choreographer, music director and stage manager.


MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES: Northlake Performing Arts Society will present “Movies in Concert,” a selection of music from the movies, in two upcoming performances. NPAS singers will present popular songs from Disney Classics such as “Mary Poppins,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King,” as well as songs from “Titanic,” “James Bond,” “Forrest Gump,” “Pitch Perfect” and “Frozen.”

The concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. June 6 and June 7 at Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington; and at 2:30 p.m. June 8 at Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door and in advance at Braswell’s Drugs, Lowe’s Jewelers and Hebert’s Cleaners. For tickets or information, call (985) 792-1392 or email For information, visit

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ZOOM INTO MOVIES/PHOTOGRAPHY: “Zoom Into Moviemaking” and “Zoom Into Photography” will be offered in Mandeville as part of Southeastern Louisiana University Zoom Into Careers workshops for students in junior high and high school. The workshops are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16-19 at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center, 21454 Koop Road, No. 3A, Mandeville. The cost is $295 each. The workshops offer hands-on instruction with professionals in the field.

Zoom workshops at other SLU locations will deal with animation, automotive technology, criminal justice, culinary arts, creative writing and publishing, emergency management and disaster science, industrial and engineering technology, radio, television, theater and Web design.

For information, visit; email; or call SLU Non-Credit Programs at (985) 549-2301.


CREATIVE CRANIUM YMCA ART CAMP: Explore the world of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at the West St. Tammany YMCA art camp 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9-13 for ages 5 to 12 at 71256 Francis Road, Covington. The camp allows participants to use everyday items and their own creativity to create and construct. Campers also will have a swim time and be allowed to participate in the WST YMCA Day Camp field trip that week.

For information, contact Ashli Fragomeni at

STAA FINGERPRINTS ART CAMP: The St. Tammany Art Association will present its Fingerprints summer art camps for children ages 6 to 12 in one-week sessions beginning June 9, 16 and 23. A camp session will be held each of the three weeks at the St. Tammany Art Association Arthouse, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. During the week beginning June 9, a second session will be held at the Mandeville Trailhead Museum, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville.

Camp hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the fee is $200 for association members and $220 for others. To register, call (985) 892-8650 or download the registration form from Registration is required one week prior to camp.

ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION: The St. Tammany Art Association is accepting nominations for its board of directors through Friday, June 20. The annual membership meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at 320 N. Columbia St., Covington.

Nominations may be sent to or delivered by mail or in person to 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, LA 70433. Nominations from the floor will not be accepted during the annual meeting.

SLIDELL ART LEAGUE: The guest speaker at the May meeting of the Slidell Art League was Peggy Hesse, who discussed ways artists can market their work.

The league’s artist of the month in the master category is Elaine Mercer, for her oil painting “Peaceful Waters.” In the apprentice category, Beth Dewenter was first for “Apple”; Brittany Verret was second for “Pixelation”; Carey Winberry was third for “Sacred Garden”; and Kathleen DesHotel got an honorable mention for “Swish.”

The next league meeting will be at 7 p.m. June 10 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell. The June guest speaker will be Ryan Tramonte, vice president of operations at Galerie D’Art Français, 541 Royal St., New Orleans, who was the juror for the recent Art and Bloom exhibit. He will speak about his judging criteria and about individual pieces that he deemed worthy of awards.


MAIN STREET MARKETPLACE: Main Street Marketplace at the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce in Olde Town Slidell is looking for artists to showcase their work there. The market at 1808 Front St., Slidell, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Artists must be members of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. The artist investment level is $175 a year, including all chamber benefits. Start-up rental rates are 60 cents per square foot quarterly. The marketplace collects a 25 percent commission on all sales made in, or referred by, the gallery or its website. For information, call (985) 643-5678.

POSTER CONTEST: The deadline for entries is July 1 for a poster contest promoting Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan’s Wild Game-Seafood-Barbeque Cook-Off, which benefits Community Christian Concern. The recommended size is 11 by 14 inches.

The original print will be auctioned off at the cook-off, and the artist will be invited to attend and sign the original work for the lucky bidder. To obtain an artist release and submission form, call (985) 646-0357. The cook-off will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Fritchie Park.

COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: Reed Alleman will perform at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Covington Farmers Market. A cooking demonstration using buys from the market will be presented by Chef Robert Vasquez, of Restaurant Opal Basil on the Trace in Mandeville.

The market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St.

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