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Music and Theatre in Baton Rouge — April

Baton Rouge is known for being the middle ground of South Louisiana cultures and a college town with a sizable international population. The rich Baton Rouge culture brings together some of the best talent there is. Whether you prefer a sold-out arena or the community theatre, Cherry Creek Apartments hopes to direct you to some incredible performances this coming month: the play Don’t Dress for Dinner, a concert by James Taylor, and Pixar in Concert by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Let us know what you’re planning to go see in the comments or come back and write a review after you go!

Click on the name of the event for more information like time, location, and ticketing. Be sure and get your tickets ahead of time!

Don’t Dress for Dinner
April 15 to May 1
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well . . . suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently are determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed. Just so you know, this show is rated PG-13.

James Tayler
April 18
James Taylor and his All-Star Band are coming to the Baton Rouge River Center on April 18th for one intimate and memorable night! As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated songwriting and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002. He has won five Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. His most recent album, Before This World, which released last year, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has been nominated for another Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Pixar in Concert
April 23
The Family Pops series of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra continues with a compilation of the music and imagery from PIXAR’s thirteen feature films performed by live orchestra! Together with the BRSO and Associate Conductor David Torns, you can enjoy this remarkable cinematic journey through such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Cars, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, and Up, all projected on a state-of-the-art screen above the orchestra.

Please share with us if you have seen any of these shows in the past or plan on it this month. We’d love to hear what you think.

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