Spotlight Performance Series

Turn by turn, Spotlight showcases live performances in theater, dance, and comedy, as well as the Cane Fire Film Series and the MET Opera live broadcast. Each Spotlight show is compelling, unique, and makes the broad spectrum of the arts more accessible to the public.

2019/2020 Schedule of Performers

September 12-15
Basin Dance Collective presents Sport Suites
Acadiana Center for the Arts
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Sport Suites

GAME ON! Basin Dance Collective presents Sport Suites, a dance performance inspired by all the things we love (and love to hate) about sports!

October 4-5
Confessions of a Former Monkey Mind Doctor
Acadiana Center for the Arts
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Confessions of a Former Monkey Mind Doctor

Written by Daniel Povinelli and Brandon Barker, this play explores the fate of a young girl who spends her life studying chimpanzees to close the gap between humans and animals. But what happens when her obsessions leave her trapped in a hall of mirrors from which she can never escape?
*This play contains adult language so this play may not be suitable for children

November 1
Slovak Dances – 30 Years After the Velvet Revolution
Acadiana Center for the Arts
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Slovak Dances - 30 Years After The Velvet Revolution

November 17th of this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which heralded the end of communism in former Czechoslovakia. To commemorate this important historical milestone, the Slovakian Honorary Consulate in Louisiana is organizing a celebration at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette crowned by a concert of Peter Breiner, a world class composer, pianist, and conductor from New York City.

November 21-23
Merry Wives of Windsor presented by Acting Up (in Acadiana)
Acadiana Center for the Arts
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Merry Wives of Windsor

Acting Up (in Acadiana) presents Shakespeare’s merry comedy of marriage, wealth, jealousy, and lies. Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But it’s the women of Windsor who pull the strings in this story…

December 14
Let it Snow! A Big Easy Boys Christmas
Acadiana Center for the Arts
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Let It Snow! A Big Easy Boys Christmas

The Big Easy Boys & Babes are “coming to town” with a brand new, spectacular holiday revue! LET IT SNOW! A Big Easy Boys Christmas is a delightful mix of holiday standards and classic hits that is sure to have you and yours “rockin’ around the Christmas tree.” The New Orleans act known for their signature blend of tight harmonies, slick dance moves, and a live big band orchestra is sure to get the whole family “in the mood” for the holiday season.

January 10-12
Disney’s Frozen Jr. presented by Wonderland Performing Arts
Acadiana Center for the Arts
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Disney's Frozen Jr.

Providing Acadiana with educational and inspiring performing arts programs since 2015, the kids at Wonderland Performing Arts are bringing a chill to the AcA with their production of Frozen Jr.  Complete with a Disney dance party to kick-off each show, and magical surprises throughout the show, this musical is a must-see for kids and the inner-kids in all of us!  Costumes are welcomed!

January 30
Flex Ave.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
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Flex Ave.

FLEX AVE is the new creation of dance pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray. Set to a continuous mix of reggae, hip hop and pop music, FLEX AVE. features 10 of the best Flexn dancers, all hailing from Brooklyn, NY.

February 8
The Improv Rumble 2020 presented by Silverbacks Improv Theatre
Acadiana Center for the Arts
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The Improv Rumble 2020

Written by Daniel Povinelli and Brandon Barker, this play explores the fate of a young girl who spends her life studying chimpanzees to close the gap between humans and animals. But what happens when her obsessions leave her trapped in a hall of mirrors from which she can never escape?
*This play contains adult language so this play may not be suitable for children

The MET Live in HD

The Improv Rumble 2020 Presented by Silverbacks Improv Theatre February 8 JAMES DEVIN MONCUS THEATER  Written by Daniel Povinelli and Brandon Barker, this play explores the fate of a young girl who spends her life studying chimpanzees to close the gap between humans and animals. But what happens when her obsessions leave her trapped in a hall of mirrors from which she can never escape?  *This play contains adult language so this play may not be suitable for children The MET Live in HD

 The 2019–20 season of Live in HD movie theater transmissions begins October 12 with Puccini’s Turandot, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The season consists of 10 thrilling shows, all broadcasted live from the James Devin Moncus Theatre.

2019/2020 Schedule

October 17
Manon
Acadiana Center for the Arts

November 16
Madama Butterfly
Acadiana Center for the Arts

November 30
Akhnaten
Acadiana Center for the Arts

January 18
Wozzeck
Acadiana Center for the Arts

January 31
Turandot
Acadiana Center for the Arts

February 1
Porgy and Bess
Acadiana Center for the Arts

February 29
Agrippina
Acadiana Center for the Arts

March 14
Der Fliegende Holländer
Acadiana Center for the Arts

April 11
Tosca
Acadiana Center for the Arts

May 9
Maria Stuarda
Acadiana Center for the Arts

The Cane Fire Film Series

Cane Fire Film Series

The Cane Fire Film Series screens first-run Indy, Foreign, Animated and Documentary films monthly at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Join us as the James Devin Moncus Theater is transformed into Downtown Lafayette’s premier movie theatre! 

August 12
Toni Morrison: Pieces I Am
Acadiana Center for the Arts
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