Center of Performing Arts Announces New Season – Kicks Off With “Steel Magnolias”

COPA Steel MagnoliasCenter Of Performing Arts is proud to open the 2015 theatrical season with “Steel Magnolias” written by Robert Harling. The play will run from May 22nd through May 31st. This classic slice of Louisiana life, is based on a true story set from 1983 to 1985, and features a six person ensemble cast of strong local actresses who are primarily from the West St Tammany area.

Steel Magnolias is the first of six plays that will be staged from now until December at Center Of Performing Arts. The season continues with “Hit It!” celebrating Billboard chart toppers from 1960-2015 in July, The farcical romp “5 Lesbians Eating Quiche” – an uproariously funny satire that looks at melodramatic fears during the Cold War and today – set for August/September, “Moon Over Montivideo”, written by New Orleans own David Cuthbert and Bob Bruce with music by Danny Rubio, set for September/October, “The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play” inspired by Hitchcock’s classic tale in October/November and of course “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” for the December show.

“With six concerts, and six plays scheduled through the end of the year, we want to bring Covington the very best in live entertainment options,” said artistic director Robert Sturcken. “Being completely self supporting, we count on ticket sales to keep the doors open, so we have selected a schedule of events with broad appeal.”

Tickets are $27 per admittance, and season tickets are available for a 20% savings. To learn more about upcoming plays and order your season tickets online go to