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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CMDA Diploma Ceremony
Special Event

May 11  |  4:00pm  |  Union Theater

The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts will recognize all Spring 2018 graduates, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in this college-level diploma ceremony.

Graduates should assemble outside the Union Theater no later than 3:15 PM.

Open To The Public

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Always... Patsy Cline
Presented by Swine Palace

June 5 - 17  |  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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Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz
Presented by the LSU School of Music

June 14 - 22  |  SOM Recital Hall

Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz, the LSU School of Music’s trademark summer jazz series, will return for 2018 featuring a variety of new and familiar faces. Incoming Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies Doug Stone will make his LSU debut, alongside the returning members of the “Just Us” house band – comprised of Bill Grimes, Brian Shaw, Willis Delony and Troy Davis.

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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.

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Need help? Email the box office at:


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