St. Tammany arts and entertainment briefs for June 19, 2014 _lowres

Photo provided by Olde Towne Arts Center -- Ben Diller’s relief, ‘Assembly Line-Up,’ is one of the works that will be on display beginning Friday, June 27, at the Slidell Cultural Center, 2055 Second St., Slidell.


An opening reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 27, for the “What a Relief” exhibit sponsored by the Olde Towne Arts Center at the Slidell Cultural Center Gallery in Slidell City Hall, 2055 Second St. The exhibit will be up through Aug. 1

The exhibit will showcase nine artists: Rick Brunner, Charlotte Collins, Ben Diller, Suzanne King, Paul Kronlage, Nelle Landry, Nolan Lefort, Andy Leonard and Martin Needom.

Exhibit viewing hours will be Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. Group showings can be scheduled and additional viewing opportunities will be announced.

For information, email OTAC at or call OTAC Director Charlotte Collins at (404) 784-6880.


SUNSET AT THE LANDING: Cliff Hines will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the Sunset at the Landing concert at the foot of Columbia Street in Covington. The concert is free, and all are encouraged to bring chairs and refreshments. The event is sponsored by St. Tammany Homestead, the city of Covington and the Covington Farmers Market. The concert will open with a performance by Kristen Diable at 6 p.m.

FRACKSTOCK: There will be an afternoon of entertainment at the Covington Trailhead Amphitheater from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, as part of the Frackstock rally in opposition to hydraulic fracturing drilling.

Performers will include Jerry Hess, Timothy Gates, Sassafrass, Sonic Migration and Braintree. The Trailhead is at 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington.

The rally will be preceded by a bike ride organized by the Sierra Club Delta Chapter, beginning at 11 a.m. at Brooks Bike Shop, 416 E. Gibson St., Covington, heading to Abita Springs and then returning to the Covington Trailhead for the rally.


COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: The Farmers Market String Band will perform at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Covington Farmers Market. The market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St.


‘FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’: Auditions for the Slidell Little Theater production of “Fiddler on the Roof” will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, at First United Methodist Church, Slidell. The director, Paula Thompson, has created a Facebook page for the production.

CAST: The young actors of Creative Arts of St. Tammany will be giving weekly performances for the next four weeks at The Swan, 70326 La. 59, Abita Springs. Tickets are $7 at the door.

“Rapunzel” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, June 20; “The Snow Queen” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 27; and “A Tribute to America” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1.

Theater camp in preparation for “The Snow Queen” will be held June 23-27. The cost is $75 for a half-day program for “bitties” and $135 for a full-day program for youth. For information on the shows, and on participating in CAST, visit or call (985) 276-9727

‘FAT PIG’: Cutting Edge Theater will present the regional premiere of Neil LaBute’s play “Fat Pig” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through June 21 at the theater at 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The play centers around 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.

FRANK LEVY SUMMER CAMP: Playmakers Theater will hold drama camps for children beginning July 14 and July 21. The director will be Frank Levy, and the material will include “Rock ’n’ Roll Middle School.” For information, visit or email

BROADWAY BOOTCAMP: Creative Arts of St. Tammany will hold a Broadway Bootcamp for ages 12 to 18 the week of July 7-11 at The Swan, 70326 La. 59, Abita Springs.

The program is for serious performers ready to up their level of showmanship, character, singing and dancing for the stage. For an interview, call (985) 276-9727.

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, visit

SUMMER THEATER CAMP: The St. Tammany Art Association will present a summer theater camp focused on the production of “Robin Hood” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 7-11 at the Mandeville Trailhead Museum, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Frank Levy and Caree Angelle Llewlyn will be the directors.

The cost is $175 for association members and $185 for others. To register or for information, contact the Arthouse in Covington at (985) 892-8650 or

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