Three shows set to grace the Lafon Center stage this week

The Rodney R. Lafon Performing Arts Center will be packed with talent over the next week as three different shows will grace the Luling stage.

First up is R.E.S.P.E.C.T., which is billed at the ultimate tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. In what is described as an elevated concert experience, patrons are brought together with “timeless music that speaks to the complicated human condition, honoring the impassioned and transcendent music of one of America’s most beloved singer-songwriter.”

The production – which journeys through Franklin’s life of love, tragedy and triumph – stars a live band, supreme vocalists and a night full of music by someone who is considered by many as one of the greatest artists of all time.

“Natural Woman,” “Think,” “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Chain of Fools,” “Respect” and other Franklin hits are highlighted during the show. R.E.S.P.E.C.T will grace the Lafon stage on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Crescent City Sound Chorus will present their fall extravaganza show – If the Spirits Move You. – on Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m. The family-friendly show will feature singing and dancing.

Finally, Harry Hurst Middle School’s Talented Theatre’s Scared Silly will grace the Lafon stage on Oct. 25 and 26. The shows will take place at 6:30 p.m. each night.

In the production, 10 playwrights bring forth their funniest takes on the fearsome in this collection of ten-minute plays. Organizers said that every spooky tale has a twist – like what happens when a slasher-movie junkie tries to track down a killer, the incredible secret of the trick-or-treater dressed normally who wants candy anyway, or the only thing that scares ghosts.

Organizers said the HHMS show is appropriate for children 8+ years old due to violent implications in the production. For questions on Scared Silly contact

The Lafon Center is located at 275 Judge E. Dufresne Pkwy in Luling. For more information on upcoming shows or to purchase tickets, visit


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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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