The Music of John Williams takes the Lafon stage this month

Audiences are invited to the Dr. Rodney R. Lafon Performing Arts Center later this month for a magical afternoon full of favorite movie tunes when The Music of John Williams takes the stage.

The Feb. 26 show features the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and showcases music from cinematic masterpieces like Superman, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and more. The center is located at 275 judge E. Dufresne Parkway in Luling, and the show will start at 3 p.m.

“What is not to like about the magic the incomparable John Williams has put into the world?” Center Director Chris Aucoin-Melohn said. “From Indiana Jones to Jurassic Park, he wrote scores that have defined generations. We all can make pop culture references just using the Jaws theme. To see the full Louisiana Philharmonic in concert in our world-class center is unique on its own, but to enjoy the experience with your community right here in St. Charles Parish is what makes the opportunity unique.”

Destrehan resident Diane Savarino said before the pandemic she used to usher at the Lafon Center, and she tries to go to any live theatre performances she can.

“I am looking forward to this show,” she said. “I think what appealed to me is the choice of music, some I can relate to. I don’t think I’ll be disappointed.”

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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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