Lots of Great Live Theatre Happenings for July

If you love live theatre, Shreveport-Bossier’s performing arts scene has an unusually busy stretch of interesting offerings planned for July 2013. Shreveport Little Theatre‘s got “Company,” a musical comedy  from Stephen Sondheim about a serial bachelor and his circle of friends in New York City. “Company” runs, several days per week, June 27-July 14. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse has “9 to 5,” the musical based on the 1980 film starring Dolly Parton, June 28-July 7. Just a week after “9 to 5” closes, Marjorie Lyons Playhouse will present a few stagings of “School House Rock Live,” July 12-14.

A promotional photo of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The River City Repertory Theatre presentation of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” stars Patric McWilliams, Susan Kirton, Logan Sledge and Ellen Lindsay. PHOTO COURTESY OF NEIL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY.

River City Repertory Theatre, Shreveport-Bossier’s professional theatre company, will be staging Edward Albee’s classic drama “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” July 3-7, at East Bank Theatre in Bossier City. Directed by local theatre icon Robert Buseick, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” will be brought to life by some of Shreveport-Bossier’s most gifted actors. It should be an incredible show.

Later in July, East Bank Theatre will also host a free, one night-only presentation of Hampstead Stage Company‘s touring production of “The Secret Garden,” 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 17.East Bank Theatre’s website appears to be down; for more information on “The Secret Garden,” call (318) 741-8310.

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, Shreveport Little Theatre and East Bank Theatre are all very different places to experience live theatre. A theatre enthusiast with a bit of spare time in the evenings could experience all three venues this July.

Photography note: The cast image of “Company” (the featured image at the top of this post) was taken from the Shreveport Little Theatre’s Facebook page for purposes of promoting the show. If you own this image and would like a photographer’s credit or to have it removed, please contact cjay@sbctb.org.

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