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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Upcoming Performances & Shows

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LSU Wind Ensemble
with Hila Plitmann, Soprano

February 20  |  7:30pm  |  Union Theater

The LSU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Damon Talley, welcomes Hila Plitmann (soprano) and Frank Wickes (Director of Bands Emeritus) to perform “Bells for Stokowski” by composer-in-residence Michael Daugherty, “Redline Tango” by John Mackey, and more.

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Love / Sick
Theatre Lab Series

February 20 - 25  |  Studio Theater

A darker cousin to Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love.

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LSU Symphonic Winds
"Sounds in Water"

February 22  |  7:30pm  |  Union Theater

The LSU Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Dr. Dennis Llinás, welcomes visiting composer Michael Daugherty as they perform his work "Niagara Falls", acoustic-electronic piece "Ecstatic Waters" by Steven Bryant and Debussy's masterwork, "La Mer."

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Peter Steiner, Trombone
Guest Artist Recital

February 25  |  6:00pm  |  Recital Hall

Internationally-acclaimed soloist Peter Steiner, recently returned from a season with the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera, will share a variety of works for trombone in recital.

Free Admission

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.

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Need help? Email the box office at:


CMDA Events Calendar

(Please note that these feeds may occasionally disappear for short periods, as the calendar resyncs several times each day.)