Kay Butler Performing Arts Project

Acting, Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance, Music classes and Workshops that inspire and bring the best out of aspiring actors and performers.

✨ We believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way!
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Classes are now in session, it’s still not to late to register! Just email [email protected] ✨
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On this chill lovely night, the cast of Smoke on the Mountain began its first rehearsal. This show is going to be amazing!

Set in the 1930s this Musical tale introduces the singing Sanders Family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC. Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and beliefs are shared during the concert. The audience serves as the members of the congregation.

THIS WILL BE A SANDERS FAMILY LIKE NEVER BEFORE SEEN!
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Show will be running March 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st & 28th @ 7:30
& March 15th, 22nd, & 29th @ 2:30

TICKETS GO ON SELL FEBRUARY 1ST!

Come Enjoy Swamplight’s Tapas Cabaret!

Get your TICKETS now by clicking this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tapas-cabaret-tickets-79559736313
A musical extravaganza of talent sure to entertain you! (Singing, Dancing and Comedy!)
February 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 2020. Showtimes at 7:00pm

What is a *Topas Cabaret you may ask?
Well... If you like your jazz hot and your gin slow, this is a night for you!
Look no further! It’s a grown-up’s night out at Swamplight Theatre! Cabaret style entertainment, with full service (dinner theatre) style seating and a *tapas menu.

Join us as we transform Swamplight Theatre into a glorious Night Club Cabaret, complete with candle lit tables, a beautiful
wait-staff to cater to your every whim, a delicious variety of
*Tapas (hors d’oeuvres) served to you at your tables ....and entertainment that will knock your socks off!

*Tapas - a variety of bite sized delights, both sweet and savory; a nibble of intense flavour typically served at social gatherings; best served along with an adult beverage of your choice and shared with friends.
*(Don’t let the name, Tapas, fool you.) We promise you won’t go away hungry!

Tickets Available at eventbrite.com
$30.00 - Full service table seating. Ticket price includes a *tapas, coffee, tea, and cabaret show.
$20.00 - Individual seating. Includes cabaret show only.

There will be a cash bar available (not included in ticket prices.) Tapas menu items may also be purchased separately.
Seating is limited, so reserve your table soon. Be sure to include your entire party when you make your reservations. Tables will be reserved according to the number of tickets purchased per reservation under that name. For example; (Butler, party of 4.)
Tables will be available for parties of 2-8 people. Parties above 8 will be split. Individual seating with full service will also be available.

For more information you may call (985)507-8846 or Email [email protected]

2nd round of Auditions for Smoke on the Mountain are TODAY Sunday, January 26th at 7:00pm at Swamplight Theatre we are looking for 2 Men and 1 Female to play the roles of Burl Sanders, Pastor Oglethorpe, and June Sanders.

character description below. All ethnicities are welcomed to audition.

- Burl Sanders: Male Singer, 40-60 years of age, good hearted, happy, he’s on fire for God and he loves his family.

- Pastor OgleThorpe: Male Actor, 20-60 years of age, enthusiastic minister, enlists the Sanders family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into the β€œmodern world.”

- June Sanders: Female Actor, 17-30 years of age, high energy, does not sing, very passionate about sign language so much she makes it up herself (aka Interpretive Signing).

[01/25/20]   Auditions for Smoke on the Mountain went great today! We will be holding a second round of auditions tomorrow Sunday, January 26th at 7:00pm at Swamplight Theatre we are looking for 2 Men and 1 Female to play the roles of Burl Sanders, Pastor Oglethorpe, and June Sanders.
character description below. All ethnicities are welcomed to audition.

- Burl Sanders: Singer, 40-60 years of age, good hearted, happy, he’s on fire for God and he loves his family.

- Pastor OgleThorpe: Actor, 20-60 years of age, enthusiastic minister, enlists the Sanders family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into the β€œmodern world.”

- June Sanders: Actress, 17-30 years of age, high energy, does not sing, very passionate about sigh language so much she makes it up herself (aka Interpretive Signing).

The Kay Butler Performing arts Project's first Theatre Production class of the Semester! We can't wait to see all the amazing things these kids will accomplish this Spring!

Auditions! β€œSmoke on the Mountain”
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Auditions will be held Saturday January 25, at 10:00am

Swamplight Theatre
950 SW Railroad Ave
Ponchatoula, La. 70454

Looking for actors who sing and play an instrument. (Guitar, piano, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, or bass) The style of music for this show is Bluegrass.
Please prepare a short (1-2 minute) monologue and a song. (1 -2 minutes). If you can accompany yourself with your instrument that is great, but not required.

2nd week of classes are off to a great start! If you still are looking for a fun place for your child to take after school performing arts classes it is still not to late to register! Email
[email protected] or call 985-507-8846

TAPAS CABARET
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A musical extravaganza of talent sure to entertain you! (Singing, Dancing and Comedy!)
February 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th Showtimes at 7:00pm
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What is a *Topas Cabaret you may ask?
Well... If you like your jazz hot and your gin slow, this is a night for you!
Look no further! It’s a grown-up’s night out at Swamplight Theatre! Cabaret style entertainment, with full service (dinner theatre) style seating and a *tapas menu.
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Join us as we transform Swamplight Theatre into a glorious Night Club Cabaret, complete with candle lit tables, a beautiful
wait-staff to cater to your every whim, a delicious variety of *Tapas (hors d’oeuvres) served to you at your tables ....and entertainment that will knock your socks off! *Tapas - a variety of bite sized delights, both sweet and savory; a nibble of intense flavour typically served at social gatherings; best served along with an adult beverage of your choice and shared with friends. *(Don’t let the name, Tapas, fool you.) We promise you won’t go away hungry!
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Tickets Available at eventbrite.com $30.00 - Full service table seating. Ticket price includes a *tapas dinner, coffee, tea, and cabaret show. $20.00 - Individual seating. Includes cabaret show only.
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There will be a cash bar available (not included in ticket prices.) Tapas menu items may also be purchased separately.
Seating is limited, so reserve your table soon. Be sure to include your entire party when you make your reservations. Tables will be reserved according to the number of tickets purchased per reservation under that name. For example; (Butler, party of 4.)
Tables will be available for parties of 2-8 people. Parties above 8 will be split. Individual seating with full service will also be available.
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For more information you may call (985)507-8846 or email [email protected]

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN AUDITIONS

Smoke on the Mountain is an Off-Broadway musical that was written by Connie Ray and conceived by Alan Bailey.
It is a lighthearted gospel comedy about the Sanders, a musical family in the 1930s who travel to small churches in the foothills of North Carolina To share their amusing testimonies and sing Bluegrass Gospel. For almost 20 years now, Smoke on the Mountain and the Sanders family antics have been a standard favorite in Branson and in theatres across the country.
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Auditions to be held Saturday January 25, at 10:00am

Swamplight Theatre
950 SW Railroad Ave
Ponchatoula, La. 70454

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Looking for actors who sing and play an instrument. (Guitar, piano, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, or bass) The style of music for this show is Bluegrass.
Please prepare a short (1-2 minute) monologue and a song. (1 -2 minutes). If you can accompany yourself with your instrument that is great, but not required.

For more information email [email protected]

FREE MEISNER ACTING CLASS today at 2:00pm! Only at Swamplight Theatre

Dance Body Fitness will Begin January 25th if you are interested in a fun adult dance workout class please register! Email [email protected] or call 985-507-8846

FREE DEMO MIESNER ACTING CLASS TODAY AT 6:00pm! Ages 17+

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN! Don’t miss out on this awesome Spring Semester! We have a lot in store for all of our students and we can’t wait to see all the progress they will make in the coming year❀️

FREE MIESNER DEMO CLASSES
(Actors Wanted)
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Join us at Swamplight Theatre Thursday January, 16th at 6:00pm & Sunday January, 19th at 2:00pm as Benjamin Dougherty offers an in-depth exploration of the first steps of the Meisner Technique. In this class students will use the Meisner repetition exercise to ground themselves in a false reality to learn to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
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Students will learn to form strong connections on stage that will allow them to work truthfully from moment to unanticipated moment. Students will be made aware of and asked to address the defense mechanisms and personas they use in life so they can stand on stage as the emotionally full, unique people they are. The class will be an emotionally demanding experience meant for committed actors.

First day of Mixed Hip Hop was Lit!
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Email [email protected] for more information!

First day of Tuesday classes were a success! Please stick around to the end of the video to hear AJ’s laugh πŸ˜‚πŸ₯°#socute It just shows you if you focus and stick to something long enough anything is possible, no matter how old you are! *
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Registration for classes is still open! Please call (985)507-8846 or email [email protected] for more info. 🀟🏻❀️

First day of Tuesday classes were a success! Please stick around to the end of the video to hear AJ’s laugh πŸ˜‚πŸ₯°#socute It just shows you if you focus and stick to something long enough anything is possible, no matter how old you are! *
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Registration for classes is still open! Please call (985)507-8846 or email [email protected] for more info. 🀟🏻❀️

[01/09/20]   The 2nd round of registration is happening today from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Swamplight Theatre! If you or anyone you know would like to sign up for classes please stop by and get registered todayοΏΌ!!

[01/08/20]   Reminder that today is Spring Registration at Swamplight Theatre. If you are interested in signing up for a class or signing up your child for a class please come to Swamplight theatre between 4:00pm and 6:00pm to register!

MEISNER ADULT ACTING CLASS
New opportunity Happening at Swamplight Theatre ****ACTORS WANTED****

✨Countdown to registration! Just 2 days away! If you or anyone you know is interested in Acting, Dancing, Singing, or playing instruments please join us Wednesday and Thursday at Swamplight theatre from 4:00pm- 6:00pm for Registration.✨
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✨2020 is going to be a great year for Swamplight home of the Kay Butler Performing Arts Project.✨
#2020 #springsemester #swamplight #swamplighttheatre #arts #community #performingarts #kbpap

Swamplight Theatre hopes everyone had a very merry Christmas and is wishing you a very happy New Year! With this Spring Semester coming up we would like to remind you to register for classes. If you are already enrolled you do not have to re-register.

SPRING REGISTRATION
JANUARY 8th & 9th from 4-6pm
CLASSES START ON JANUARY 13th.

Happy closing to a wonderful show
A Christmas Poule d’eau and Carol Too
β€œA Cajun Christmas Carol”
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We are so proud of each of the students in the Theatre Production Class! Led by Barbie Butler Vallot and Kendel D Smith You all put on an amazing show! Happy Closing!!
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Thank you to everyone who came out and supported these wonderful children!
Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year!
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Catch our next show Tapas Cabaret coming soon!

Bah hum bug! I am Ebekenezer Adare and I need you to come see the final show of A Christmas Poule d’eau and a Carol Too β€œA Cajun Christmas Carol” at Swamplight Theatre
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Show begins at 2:30 get here before tickets sell out!

THE EBEKENEZERS
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Played by (pictured left to right)
Cade Vallot, Kendel D Smith and Matthew Pickrell.
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These 3 gentlemen play the role of Ebekenezer Adare all in different stages of his life. Each one did an amazing job with this role. God Bless Us, Everyone!
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Last chance to see A Christmas Poule d’eau and Carol Too β€œA Cajun Christmas Carol”
Today at 2:30 at Swamplight theatre!

BackStage Time-Lapse Transformation of Camaryn Vallot becoming Marie Lebou! The Voodoo Priestess
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Thank you to Kayln Vallot Haughn for making our actors look amazing!
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Last chance to see A Christmas Poule d’eau and a Carol Too β€œA Cajun Christmas Carol”
Today at 2:30 GET TICKETS NOW @ Swamplight.org or get tickets at the door!

Say hello to Bess, Alfonse, and Estelle.
Played by (pictured left to right)
Hadassah Patterson, Gabriel James, and Chloe Vallot.
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Like the Robieheauxs this family has faced a many hardships brought upon them by Ebekenezer but yet still keep their spirits high, and love in there hearts. Come see A Christmas Poule d’eau and a Carol Too β€œA Cajun Christmas Carol”
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Matinee Show Today at 2:00pm Get tickets now at Swamplight.org or get tickets at the door! DOORS OPEN AT 1:00pm

Meet the Robieheauxs’ a beautiful Cajun family!
Played by (listed left to right)
Catalina Roho, Irene Larue, Leiah Distefano, Eli Kenchen
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Despite the cruelty and hardships brought upon them by Ebekenezer Adare, the Robieheauxs still keep a kind and loving heart.
Come see A Christmas Poule d’eau and a Carol Too. β€œA Cajun Christmas Carol”
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GET TICKETS NOW at Swamplight.org

The Ghost of Christmas Present!
Played by Lathaniel Jett Evans
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Lathaniel aka Jett does an amazing job being the Ghost of Christmas Present! Teaching Ebekenezer how to remember the fun in life and showing him that we must always fight with love and kindness. Even if you are different.
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A Christmas Poule d’eau and a Carol Too
β€œA Cajun Christmas Carol”
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TICKETS AT Swamplight.org

Have you seen the Cajun Christmas Carol?! If not you have 2 more chances to see it! TONIGHT AT 7:00pm and TOMORROW at 2:00pm GET TICKETS NOW
@ Swamplight.org
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A Christmas Poule d’eau and a Carol Too
β€œA Cajun Christmas Carol”
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Greetings from the Ghost of Christmas Future
Played by Simon Poche

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Swamplight Presents

With Christmas right around the corner do you need something to put you in the holiday spirit? Well come on out to Swamplight Theatre And see a Christmas Poule d’eau and a Carol Too β€œ A Cajun Christmas Carol” an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
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GET TICKETS NOW AT Swamplight.org
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Special thanks to Toby Cortez for this amazing video!
https://youtu.be/p_kIo_ovgzk

PREVIEW NIGHT!
$10 Tickets sold at the door only!
Doors open at 6:00pm show starts at 7:00pm!

When the sun goes down, Marie Lebou comes out to play!
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Come see Camaryn Vallot as she embodies this Voodoo practitioner. She does an amazing job with this character, and brings so much energy and life to the show as the Narrator of A Christmas Poule D’eau and Carol Too β€œA Cajun Christmas Carol”
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Come see this show it’s a holiday event you don’t want to miss!
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Tomorrow Thursday DEC 19. We will be selling tickets AT THE DOOR ONLY for $10. Tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday you can find online at Swamplight.org

Love for the arts...love for community...love for life

Swamplight Theatre is home to The Kay Butler Performing Arts Project, a not-for-profit, performing arts organization inspired by the works of Kay Butler, and carried on by those who learned from her teachings and inspirational belief we all have something beautiful worth sharing. Swamplight is a labor of love - love for the arts, love for community and love for life. Housed in the old Southern Exposure Photography studio next to Acadian Hardwood and Cypress, Swamplight is an intimate theatre experience producing live theatre and offering workshops camps and artistic opportunities for all ages.

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950 SW Railroad Ave
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