Curated by Lauren E. Turner, Producer of Artistic & Community Engagement

Free performances precede Friday night Mainstage performances!

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Join us at 6:45 PM on Friday nights before MISS BENNET performances for these free events highlighting local performing artists! No ticket is required.

THIS WEEK – Friday, December 15: April Louise 

April LouiseApril Louise, the self-styled “Tenorette”, last performed as a solo act at the IWE (Book) Festival in Baton Rouge, La. Oft noted for her soulful tone and emotion, her fervor is felt wherever she goes. Her most humbling accomplishments include performing in the 24 Hour Musicals in New York City, being crowned Stage Door Idol at the National World War II Museum, winning three awards from New Venture Theatre (Baton Rouge): Best Actress in a Musical – Shout! 2013 & 2014, Best Female Ensemble – Little Shop of Horrors, a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical – Women of Brewster Place, and a nomination for Best Actress in a Musical – Ain’t Misbehavin‘. April has also performed with Cripple Creek Theatre Co. in Caligula and RagtimeThe Musical as well as in Sister Act and in the Blueberry Hill Trilogy with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. She is immensely grateful for this unique opportunity to share her passion for the arts through the Lagniappe Performance Series.

December 1   Clara Smith Ensemble
December 8   Loyola Department of Theatre & Dance Regency Carolers - CANCELED
December 15   April Louise, Musical Performer
December 22   Polanco Jones, Musical Performer