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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

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...

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....

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...

A poster outside of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts showcases the theatre’s upcoming season of performances. Throughout the month of October, shows held at the Columbia will be a part of Fanfare.

Celebration of the arts kicks off in October

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter September 29, 2020

Every October, the university hosts a celebration of culture and the arts known as Fanfare. In addition to performances and showcases that take place on campus, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing...

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