Nicholls State University was recently excited to announce the second season of the popular Oh Là Là theater series, which will include music originating in the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s from the beaches of California to the heart and soul of Motown, all held at the Mary and Al Danos Theater. Thanks to private donor and philanthropist Arlen Benny Cenac, Jr. of Cenac Marine Services in Houma, LA who has always been a major proponent for the arts and education, the second season will become an even bigger hit than the first.
The donations went toward several funds and projects necessary to make the show a reality, including renovations on the Mary and Al Danos Theater totaling upwards of $9.6 Million. According to Dr. Bruce Murphy, Nicholls President, the name Oh Là Là is an homage to Al Danos, who enjoyed conversing in French. The Danos family, whose parents donated $1 million toward the theater’s renovation, released a statement in support of Nicholls’ upcoming series. “Mom and Dad would have loved this and attended every show,” The Danos family said. “Oh Là Là is exactly what Dad had in mind when he started raising money for the theater.”
The first half of the Series began in October of 2018 and featured Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute, The Victory Belles, and The Diamonds who performed a stunning holiday show. The second half of the series will kick off with The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Then it’s The Chipper Experience: Where Comedy and Magic Collide at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 before the series closes with Shadows of the 60’s: A Tribute to Motown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16.
As stated on this article written on the Nicholls State website, The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is a full-scale symphonic orchestra located in New Orleans. Formed in 1991, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is the oldest full-time musician-governed and collaboratively-operated orchestra in the United States.
Chipper Lowell brings his popular show, the Chipper Experience, which combines clean, but edgy, comedy with quirky magic and hilarious banter with audience members. His shows have been known to include a flying turtle, juggling medieval weaponry, tossing body parts, bizarre stunts, mind-reading and zany inventions. Lowell’s television appearances include Masters Of Illusion, Don’t Blink, The Tonight Show, Disney Channel, Empty Nest, The MDA Telethon, Show Me The Funny!, General Hospital, America’s Funniest People and Everybody’s Talking.
Shadows of the 60s pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of Motown’s most well-known artists, including The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & the Pips and The Temptations, among others. Featuring top industry musicians and singers, the group aims to take you back to Motown in the 1960s with costumes, choreography and soul.
Upper-level season tickets are $150 and single tickets are $30, while lower-level season tickets are $180 and single tickets are $35. To purchase tickets for the upcoming series, call Jeanne’-Morgan Gernon at 448-4270 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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