Events at the College


The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts is proud to host or sponsor over 300 events each academic year, from a wide variety of disciplines within our institution. Some events are free and open to the public, while others have ticketed entry.


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Summer 2018 Events

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Always... Patsy Cline
Presented by Swine Palace

Dates Extended!
June 5 - 24  |  Reilly Theatre

Always… Patsy Cline is based on a true story about Patsy Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

This musical features many of Cline's greatest hits, and continues to be a powerful draw for audiences of all ages today!

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Opera SOS
Student Performances

June 20  |  6:30 PM  |  SOM Recital Hall

Join students in the LSU Opera and LSU School of Music for an evening of operatic highlights, featuring famous ensemble numbers from Rigoletto, The Magic Flute, La Boheme, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Fledermaus, and more.


Free Admission

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Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz
Presented by the LSU School of Music

June 14 - 22  |  SOM Recital Hall

Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz returns for 2018 with new and familiar faces alongside the “Just Us” house band – Bill Grimes, Brian Shaw, Willis Delony and Troy Davis.

June 15 – Vocalist Quiana Lynell
June 21 – Vocalist Phillip Manuel
June 22 – “Just Us”, with Doug Stone

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Box Office Information

CMDA & Opera Tickets

The CMDA Box Office sells tickets to all events in the following venues:

  • Claude L. Shaver Theatre
  • Reilly Theatre
  • Studio Theatre
  • School of Music Recital Hall

LSU Opera and LSU Theatre performances are sold through this office.

Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone at: (225) 578-3527.

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Union Tickets

The Union Box Office sells tickets to all events in the Union Theater, such as:

  • LSU Wind Ensemble
  • LSU Symphonic Winds
  • LSU Symphonic Band
  • LSU Symphony Orchestra

Some special events, such as Concert Spectacular or Tigerama, may be sold through this office.

Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone at: (225) 578-5128.

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Parking for Events

You may park in any of the non-gated parking lots or on the street near our performance venues. Do not park by any red or yellow curbs.

We pay a fee to LSU Parking for our patrons to park free of charge. If you receive a parking ticket, please bring it to the CMDA Box Office, located inside the Music & Dramatic Arts Building, for assistance.

For updates on construction, road closures, and zone changes, please visit the LSU Parking & Transportation Services website.

Contact Us

Need help? Email the box office at:


CMDA Events Calendar

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