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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Danny Zuko (Michael Breath Jr.) lifts up Sandy Dumbrowski (Carlee Arnaud) in the final scene and musical number We Go Together of Grease.

Get ready to Rock n’ Roll with ‘Grease’ in downtown Hammond

Troy Allen, Assistant Sports Editor March 15, 2024

A triple collaboration between Southeastern Theatre, the university’s Department of Music and Performing Arts and the Columbia Theatre will be bringing together generations of “Grease” fans with...

Ashton Persick, Lanie LeFranc, Annabelle Snow and DeJuan James acting out the story of the Radium Girls for the audience on preview night Wednesday, Jan. 31

“Radium Girls” takes the stage

Eva Saladino, Staff Reporter February 1, 2024

Tonight, Southeastern’s Alpha Psi Omega’s production of “Radium Girls” is taking the stage at the Columbia Theatre in downtown Hammond. The show will run until Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. Directing...

The delegates for the Miss Southeastern 2024 scholarship competition.

Get to know Miss Southeastern 2024 delegates

Haley Dupre, Samantha Sims, and Dasyonne Brashear January 26, 2024

With the 64th Miss Southeastern pageant happening tonight, The Lion's Roar got to hear the contestants' thoughts on the competition, the title of Miss SLU and their candidacies. This year the competition...

Sophomore vocal performance major Chance Rodenkirch performs a solo in Moses Hogan’s “I’ll Make the Difference,” the closer to the choral department’s semesterly concert, entitled “A Vision of Hope.”

Equality is the melody throughout choir department’s “A Vision of Hope”

Kennith Woods, News Editor December 11, 2023

On Friday, Nov. 17, SLU’s music department held its semesterly choir concert, titled “A Vision of Hope,” at the Columbia Theatre. The production featured Bella Voce and Concert Choir, its two student...

Southeastern theatres Lauren Price and Miguel Garcia get up close and personal as their characters Tilly and Frank during the production of Melancholy Play.

“Melancholy Play” leaves audience anything but

Eva Saladino, Staff Reporter November 15, 2023

Tonight, Southeastern’s theatre program will open its production of “Melancholy Play” at the Columbia Theatre’s Studio Theatre in downtown Hammond. The production will run from tonight until Saturday,...

Miguel Garcia, a sophomore health science major, plays Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet at the Columbia Theatre.

Fall ushers in SLU’s theatre season

Tori Collins, Staff Reporter September 19, 2023

As the weather shifts from summer to fall, thoughts turn to the upcoming 2023-2024 theatre season at Southeastern. Dr. Anne-Liese Fox, instructor of acting and directing for the Southeastern Theatre,...

Hunter Tatman, a sophomore integrative biology major and Brianne Leedy, a freshman theater major, took on their roles as Scurius and Rodentia during a rehearsal for a production of “The Squirrels.”

“The Squirrels”: A furry commentary on wealth inequality

Kennith Woods, Staff Reporter March 2, 2023

Alpha Psi Omega (APO), Southeastern’s honors theater society, is putting together a production of “The Squirrels,” a play written by Robert Askins. The production will run from Thursday, March 30...

The contestants for the Miss Southeastern 2023 scholarship competition.

Miss Southeastern Q&A: The path to the crown

Haley Dupre, Photography Editor January 18, 2023

In anticipation of the Miss Southeastern 2023 scholarship competition, The Lion’s Roar Newspaper asked each candidate questions about the contest. This year, the Miss Southeastern pageant will be held...

Directors, producers, cast and crew at the Columbia pose for a group photo during dress rehearsal.

Support the arts with Columbia’s spring season

Kaitlyn Keppler, Staff Reporter January 15, 2023

The Columbia Theatre is welcoming another blooming spring season beginning Jan. 20 and running through May 4. The Columbia will be debuting a multitude of competitions, plays and festivals for the Hammond...

Akela and Shere Khan glare and snarl at each other during the preview night showing for the Columbia Theaters The Jungle Book. Nov. 11, 2022.

Swing by the Columbia Theater for “The Jungle Book”

Kennith Woods, Staff Reporter November 11, 2022

On Thursday evening, a few Southeastern Honors students and members of Alpha Psi Omega gathered together for a preview of the Columbia Theatre’s next production, “The Jungle Book.”  The production...

Shiver with anticipation for Rocky Horror Picture Show

Shiver with anticipation for Rocky Horror Picture Show

Chloe Williams, Social Media Editor October 21, 2022

Tonight and Saturday night, the Columbia Theatre will be hosting its third annual Rocky Horror Picture Show screening with the master of ceremonies Dr. Joe Burns and a live shadow cast at 9 p.m.  This...

Students and theater faculty members engaging in Tommy Jamersons master class.

Playwright Tommy Jamerson brings masterclass to campus

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter October 14, 2022

The Columbia Theatre’s new resident playwright Tommy Jamerson taught a master class centered around playwriting in the Student Union Annex on Oct. 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students had the opportunity...

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