This past Sunday’s “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass” was only the tip of the metaphorical iceberg of the 2012-2013 season at the LSU Union Theater, a season filled with jazz, ballet, comedy, satire, and a real, historical iceberg, across three different series comprised of fifteen different performances.
In late September, the LSU Union Theater starts its “Comedy Tonight” series, hosting stand-up comedienne Anjelah Johnson, who will be immediately recognizable to those sadists who followed Mad TV into its final season, where Johnson’s notable characters included a Vietnamese nail salon attendant and a rude fast food worker named Bon Qui Qui. Johnson’s currently on tour, and the next week sees her performing in mostly arid areas, with four shows in two days in Phoenix before she makes her way through New Mexico and makes two appearances in North Carolina before her Baton Rouge show.
A classic in theatrical lyricism is coming to the Baton Rouge Little Theater’s main stage this week.
“Every time I walk in and watch a little bit of rehearsal, I’m on the floor laughing,” says BRLT Managing Artistic Director Keith Dixon of the upcoming production of (in)famous playwright Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
“It’s a great way to open our new season; it’s just a fun show,” says Dixon of Earnest, the first production of the 2012-2013 “Season of Story and Song,” Dixon’s eighth season as MAD. “I’m really excited about this show and opening the season with it.