Theatre

All the world’s a stage, and Baton Rouge is living in a musical! With music festivals every month, live bands at local restaurants every weekend and a thriving musical theatre scene, you will never get bored with the area’s music options. Check out these upcoming musical events: 

  • Nothing is classier than a night at the theatre! Head out to one of Theatre Baton Rouge’s upcoming events, including their Summer Auction Gala (which showcases actors performing roles they’d never be cast for) and performances of the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Consider yourself a songbird? Check out upcoming musical auditions and you just may be the star of the next show! 
  • Live music and backyard films… sign us up! The Baton Rouge Gallery’s Movies & Music on the Lawn events are in full swing again. Bring the blankets and picnic baskets for a night of classic movies paired with musical performances from local bands.  
  • Dancing and music go hand in hand.  Enjoy both at upcoming dance shows like the Cangelosi Dance Project, a ballet performance that reimagines the “Glass Ceiling” choreography, or Bring It! Live, a high energy hip-hop performance.  
  • Looking for a musical fix, but need something quick? Watch the Tony performance by the Once on the Island cast. This hit show was produced by longtime Baton Rouge business owner Kevin Lyle. The show even won a Tony for best musical revival. We think this calls for a standing ovation! 

Flavor of the Week: Creole Cabana

Where can you get fried mac n’ cheese, smoked brisket tacos, creole lobster ravioli, and a round of beach volleyball? They’re all at Baton Rouge’s newest hangout, The Oasis. Located on Burbank Drive, this retail and entertainment development houses seven sand volleyball courts, a live music stage, an outdoor theater and Creole Cabana. 

Creole Cabana is The Oasis’s resident restaurant and bar. The restaurant features Caribbean-style food with a Creole down-home twist that produces mouth-watering combinations like jerk chicken and dumplings. Looks like we’ve gotta round up our beach volleyball team and get ready for some games and delicious food! 

Be sure to tag pictures of your Oasis hangout with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on our blog. 

Workin’ It: Copywriter

Red Six Media, a Baton Rouge creative agency, is currently seeking a copywriter to help bolster the organization’s creative energy and provide a plethora of ideas for its clients. Responsibilities of the role include creating content, collaborating with graphic designers and the creative director, managing projects, researching for client campaigns and projects, and more. 

The ideal candidate has five to 10 years of experience at an ad agency, production company or creative shop. People who are natural storytellers but can also produce quality original ideas are encouraged to apply. A veteran copywriter skilled in writing for broadcast, digital video, web and print is preferred. Experience with producing/directing voice talent as well as experience in political communication are an added plus.  

Does this sound like a job for you? For more information, email talent@brac.org 

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about the job, employer or organization, email talent@brac.org. 

My Baton Rouge: Beloved Anchor Retires After 38 Years

After 38 years of narrating Baton Rouge’s history, beloved local anchor Donna Britt has retired from the WAFB News Team. An advocate for many organizations in the Baton Rouge Area, Britt is as great a volunteer as she is a journalist. She served 17 years on the Salvation Army’s Community Board and was often seen singing carols in December with the organization. She was also an avid volunteer for children, both serving as a “library elf” for Progress Elementary School and helping local Boy Scout troops. For her dedication to various community organizations, Britt was named a Woman of Distinction this year by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana East 

Along with her work in the community, Britt has produced impeccable journalistic work over the years earning her several awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. To read more about Britt’s incredible career, visit WAFB. 

A voice for the ages, that is my Baton Rouge. 

In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email talent@brac.org. 

Out on the Town

  • Red, White, and Zoo, June 30, bring the kids to the Baton Rouge Zoo while they celebrate their red, white and blue animals with special games, crafts, and Safari Amphitheatre programs 
  • Baton Rouge Oyster Festival, June 30, dine on oysters, a delicious southern delicacy, while jamming out to bands at this downtown festival  
  • Kenilworth Independence Day Parade, July 3, celebrate the Fourth of July in style at Kenilworth’s 45th Annual Independence Day Parade, which features Kenilworth native and local celebrity chef Jay Ducote as Grand Marshal 
  • USS Kidd’s Fourth of July Spectacular, July 4, join the festive crowds downtown to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, food and lots of fun 

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page