Lake Charles Little Theatre celebrates the south

By By Alex Onken / American Press

Lake Charles Little Theatre’s 87th season will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, with the musical revue “On With the Show ... Southern Fried.”

“We have songs specific to the south,” said Randy Partin, board president for LCLT’s 87th season. “We have numbers specific

to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas. People will enjoy it.”

Songs from musicals and movies such as Disney’s “Song of the South” and “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” will be featured

in the show, as well as performers singing “Iko-Iko,” a Southern gospel medley and Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis.” Dance

will be incorporated into the musical numbers.

“This season is our Southern season,” said Heather Partin, a member of Lake Charles Little Theatre since 1998. “We’ve got

‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ a great classic piece, coming up next.”

Productions later in the year will include “Rory Partin’s Big Band Christmas Sounds” on Nov. 22. In spring the season will continue with “And the Rain Came to Mayfield,” a drama that will

premiere in February. Finishing up the year will be the comedy “Red Velvet Cake Wars.”

“(Red Velvet Cake Wars) isn’t something

we’ve done here. It’s about a family reunion in Texas with some very

interesting characters,”

Randy Partin said. “It’s hysterical.”

Lake Charles Little Theatre, which started in 1927, is one of the oldest theater companies in the state. Since the late 1970s

it has made its home on Enterprise Boulevard.