Nicholls announces lineup for Oh Là Là


THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University is 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.

The series will open with Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, followed by The Victory Belles at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Next up, The Diamonds will perform their holiday show, “The Silver Bells and Diamonds,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra returns to kick off the second half of the season 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.

“I’m thrilled to death about this year’s series,” said Monique Crochet, executive director of external affairs. “We started working on this a year ago, and we’re really excited to add a sixth show. This is a great way for the Nicholls and Thibodaux community to come to our campus where they can see a beautiful theater, see how wonderful Nicholls is and see a great show.”

Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute will take you back to the beaches of California with an authentic sound that compares to the original Beach Boys during their prime. The musicians in the Nashville-based group have performed with Brian Wilson’s band, the Zombies, Earth Wind and Fire, Cheap Trick and Mark Lindsay, among others.

The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles are a globally recognized trio known for their elegance, charm, spirited performances and dazzling costumes. Representing the patriotic fabric of WWII America, the group has performed at Ellis Island, Japan, Hawaii, Guam and with multiple military bands across the country.

Originally formed in 1953, The Diamonds are known for their multiple hits throughout the 1950s and 1960s. The group, now made up of Gary Owens, Adam David Marino, Chris Caldwell and Jeff Dolan has revamped their holiday show. The quartet combines high-energy, holiday favorites with classic tunes from the height of their career.

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.

Cenac Marine Services is sponsoring the theater series and several individual shows. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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 or become a sponsor, call Jeanne’-Morgan Gernon at 448-4270 or email at jm.gernon@nicholls.edu.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 5, 2018

CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or jacob.batte@nicholls.edu