Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Airs Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett was joined by cast members Linnea Fayard Allen, Jennifer Carsillo, and Heather Peak Hooper, in our Noel Foundation Studios, to discuss Shreveport Little Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia - The Musical.”  This production opens tonight, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. with more performance on July 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, and August 1, and 2 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be matinee performances at 2 p.m. on July 14, 21, 28, and August 4. Shreveport Little Theatre is located at 812 Margaret Place in Shreveport.

Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport
Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport / Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport

Airs Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with PR Chair Maggie Malone, along with Event Chair Sandra Harrold, about “The Centennial 100 Year Anniversary Celebration of The Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport,” which takes place this Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. with a social hour at the Women’s Department Club, located at 802 Margaret Place in Shreveport. For reservations, call 318-222-4186.

Airs Friday, May 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. Ranae Moran spoke with Kermit Poling who will conduct the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in a Sci-Fi Spectacular at First Baptist Shreveport and the orchestra will be joined by the Shreveport Bossier Community Chorale. Music from Star Wars, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Twilight Zone, Battlestar Gallactica & more. Also, on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in the LSUS Auditorium the SSO Chamber series concludes it's season with a program featuring Claude Bolling's Toot Suite, Night Tide for Marimba & Trombone by Buss, Pair Up for Marimba & Trombone by Wright, and The Avatar for solo bassoon & chamber ensemble by Wilson.

Madame Butterfly
Shreveport Opera / Shreveport Opera

Airs Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Steve Aiken about this weekends performance of Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly with Eleni Calenos as Cio-Cio San and Matthew Vickers as Lt. Pinkerton. The performance is Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. For complete details visit online Shreveport Opera or call 318-227-9503.

Airs Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with director Richard Folmer about Shreveport Little Theatre’s new production of “The Fantasticks,” a musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, directed here by Richard Folmer and choreographed by Ginger Folmer with musical direction by Robert Young. For complete details visit online Shreveport Little Theater or call 318-424-4439.

Air Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Conductor Michael Butterman and stage director Robert Neu about a not to missed experience this Sunday at 3 p.m. when the Shreveport Symphony's performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, featuring soprano Tess Altiveros, alto Abigail Nims, tenor Brian Wallin; bass Andrew Wilkowske, and as the evangelist we have Derek Chester with Stephen Morscheck as Jesus. Centenary College Choir will be there under director Dr. David Hobson as well. This is a staged production with Robert Neu as stage director. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in First Baptist Shreveport with a pre-concert discussion starts at 2:10 p.m. For complete details visit online the Shreveport Symphony or call 318-227-8863.

Airs Friday, March 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Shreveport Little Theatre Guild president Carol Ferrara along with Sue Wyche and Artistic director Bobby Darrow about their Dressing the Part Fashion and Costume Show gala, a Fundraiser for Shreveport Little Theatre, which takes place on Saturday, April 13, from 11am to 2 p.m. at Margaritaville Resort Paradise Theatre. For more information, call 318-286-0155 for visit online Shreveport Little Theatre.

River City Repertoire Theatre / River City Repertoire Theatre

Airs Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Heather Bryson and Stephen L. Barron about River City Repertoire Theatre's new production of Desire, comprised of six short plays written by six acclaimed playwrights based on six short stories by Tennessee Williams. The plays weave a tapestry of longing and the need for human beings to connect and communicate. Each play serves as an homage to Williams and his vast body of work. The show opens tonight, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. with multiple performances this week at the East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd.