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Northshore Arts in Bloom Festival: Photo gallery

Chloe Williams , Staff Reporter April 4, 2022

The Northshore Arts in Bloom festival went from April 1 to April 2 and took place at many popular downtown venues such as the Columbia Theatre and the Hammond Regional Arts Center. This festival contained...

A flyer for the Northshore Arts in Bloom Festival posted by the Columbia Theatre. Some of the festivals events will be held at the Columbia Theatre.

Floral weekend takeover: The Northshore Arts in Bloom Festival

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter March 31, 2022

Starting at 8 a.m. on April 1, the Northshore Arts Foundation will host a variety of events in downtown Hammond for its Arts in Bloom Festival.  This festival will last until 5 p.m. on April 1-2 and...

Playwright and Southeastern alumna Donna Gay Anderson reclines in a chair at Luma Coffee. Donna Gay shares her theatrical journey starting in Hammond.

A playwright with a passion: Donna Gay Anderson

Abigail Fischer, Staff Reporter March 29, 2022

A life in theater inspired Southeastern alumna Donna Gay Anderson to become a playwright and led to the creation of her new musical, “Unfolded.” Playwright and lyricist Anderson has a rich history...

The Puffs defending their magical school in battle on stage. Puffs will be running at the Columbia Theatre from March 11 to March 26.

“Puffs” invites you to a magical night at the Columbia

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter March 11, 2022

Last night, the Columbia Theatre held an SLU student preview night for its latest show, “Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.” The only requirement...

Senior biological sciences and general studies double major Leigh Moore rehearse with stage partner Payton Core. The House on Haunted Hill will be opening on Oct. 29 at the Columbia Theatre.

A bone-chilling play: “The House on Haunted Hill” opening Oct. 29

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter October 26, 2021

Despite the main stage of the Columbia Theatre suffering from water damage from Hurricane Ida, the theatre will be opening its spooky fall play production, “The House on Haunted Hill” on Friday, Oct....

Sophomore psychology major and student actor Landon Scholle checks out the Columbia Theatre’s 2020-2021 season poster in the window of the building. The Columbia will be hosting Southeasterns Ragtime musical performances scheduled for September.

The Department of Music and Performing Arts holds auditions for the musical ‘Ragtime’

Brooke Bell, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

Southeastern’s Department of Music and Performing Arts will be holding auditions for the musical “Ragtime” in June.  Although the campus may be returning to normal, the department has made changes...

The Columbia Theatre stands tall throughout all of downtown Hammond. The Columbia is currently hosting its famous show online and is awaiting submissions from participants 12 and up.

The Columbia’s second annual talent show awaits submissions

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter May 11, 2021

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts recently announced it will be hosting its second annual “Columbia Famous” talent show. The show is accepting submissions from ages twelve and up, showcasing...

Charles Ross, a comedian and Star Wars fan, held the One-Man Star Wars Trilogy on Nov. 7 in 2019. The Columbia plans to hold a variety of performances and events in the fall.

Columbia Theatre to pause productions during summer

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter April 27, 2021

In downtown Hammond lies a popular building where locals can sit, have a good laugh, smile and maybe even cry: the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.  The Columbia Theatre has put on numerous...

The Columbia Theatre will present “The Wizard of Oz” on the following dates/times: March 11-13 and March 26-27 at 7:30 p.m.; March 21 and March 28 at 2 p.m.

Columbia Theatre brings modern take on ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to Hammond

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter March 5, 2021

The Wizard of Oz is going to take on a contemporary twist at a local theatre this month.  The Columbia Theatre will present “The Wizard of Oz” on the following dates/times: March 11-13, March 19-20...

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is introducing the first Columbia Famous Talent Contest that will be held virtually.

Columbia Theatre introduces virtual talent competition

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter April 14, 2020

In accordance with the Stay-at-Home order put in place by Gov. John Bel Edwards, all non-essential businesses, including theatres, are closed to the public until further notice. Hammond’s own Columbia...

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts closed its doors to the public on March 18 following Governor John Bel Edwards announcement on March 16 to shut down public schools, casinos and theatres.

Columbia Theatre to suspend all operations

Jordyn Franklin , Staff Reporter March 25, 2020

Following Gov. John Bel Edwards’ press conference on March 16, public schools, casinos and movie theaters all across Louisiana have closed.  As of March 18, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing...

“The Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond” will take place on March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Jack Wright brings Neil Diamond tribute to Columbia

Symiah Dorsey , Staff Reporter March 4, 2020

In celebration of an award-winning singer-songwriter and actor, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will showcase “The Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond.” Taking place on March 6 at 7:30...

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