LCCB Celebrates its 45th Season!
The Lake Charles Civic Ballet (LCCB) is pleased to announce its 45th season presented by L’Auberge Lake Charles and KVHP Fox 29/CW. Secure season tickets now with your sponsorship to receive the best seats in the house for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Cinderella with the Lake Charles Symphony.
This season opens in December with an updated version of the LCCB original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Performed in the area since 1968, this timeless tale of anti-bullying and the importance of self worth includes over 200 local dancers.
This year LCCB is offering 2 exciting contests to motivate our young Lake Area artists and spark their creativity!
Especially for school groups: Name Santa’s dog! The first 20 teachers to reserve seats get the chance to have their class submit a name for Santa’s snow dog. This loveable pup will make his debut performance on stage! The best part about this contest is that the name of Santa’s Snow Dog becomes a permanent part of the Rudolph story that has been performed since 1968. LCCB is also introducing an Art Contest for individual students. Details about contests as well as access to fantastic lesson plans assembled by professional educators, including anti-bullying materials, are available at www.lakecharlescivicballet.com.
Assemblé 2014 is a true testament to the innovation, creativity and collaborative nature of the Southwest Louisiana arts community. Audiences will be wowed by the variety of this year’s Assemblé , the French word for coming together. In March, LCCB is coming together with many fabulous artists. Under the direction of Lady Holly Hathaway Kaough, LCCB is performing the classic fairytale Cinderella with the Lake Charles Symphony conducted by Bohuslav Rattay. Audiences will enjoy the humorous portrayal of the ugly step-sisters played by homegrown celebrities John Ieyoub and Damien Thibodeaux as well as magical settings, including a manificent pumpkin coach.
Assemblé is also serving as a platform for new works of art. This year LCCB is bringing to life local author Eloise Huber’s first children’s book, The Tortoise and His Hair, featuring choreography by Lady Holly Hathaway Kaough and an original score by Theresa Romero. Theresa is a student at Loyola University majoring in music composition. She has been seen locally as a singer song writer, playing the viola in the 2013 Lake Charles Symphony Summer Pops, and has just released her own CD with Thomas Townsley, entitled Where From Here?
Amanda Edge and William “Billy” Ward are back this year from New York, New York. The dynamic duo brings the bright lights of the big city to the Rosa Hart Theatre by staging a fabulous medley after the choreographic genius Bob Fosse. LCCB dancers are thrilled to be performing Fosse’s innovative style which has had major influence on pop icons including Beyonce and the late, great Michael Jackson.
Rounding out the Assemblé 2014 lineup is the ever popular Louisiana Saturday Night. Yes, they can do classical ballet to Cajun music! Joining LCCB dancers on stage is local favorite Chris Miller and his Bayou Roots band. Everyone is sure to pass a goodtime!
Don’t miss this exciting 45th Anniversary Season.
Rudolph performance dates are: December 12, 13 &14, 2013 at Rosa Hart Theatre.
Assemblé 2014 performance dates are: March 22 & 23, 2014 at Rosa Hart Theatre.
Please visit www.lakecharlescivicballet.com for tickets, show times and sponsorship information. LCCB is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
The Lake Charles Civic Ballet is supported by grants from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts, City of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, and Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau as administered by the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana.