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Loyola opera and theatre programs receive Big Easy Entertainment Awards

March 30, 2012

Loyola Opera's production of "Susannah."

Loyola University New Orleans recently received multiple Big Easy Entertainment Awards for performances in the 2011-12 Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

On March 26, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance’s production of “Godspell,” directed by C. Patrick Gendusa, won the Big Easy Theatre Award for Best University Production. Adam Alonso ’10, a recent graduate of the theatre department, was also nominated for Best Costume Design for his work on Jefferson Performing Arts Society/Theatre 13’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

At the 18th annual Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon in February, the Loyola Opera’s production of “Susannah,” under the musical direction of Carol Rausch, won for Best Student or Community Opera, while “The Touches of Sweet Harmony: A Gala Tribute to Ellen and Philip Frohnmayer” won for Creative Achievement in Opera. “Les Mamelles de Tiresias” was also nominated for Best Student or Community Opera.

JeAnne Moniz Swinley, MM '11, a graduate of the Music in Performance Program, took home the Best Performance of New Classical Music award for her recital, “An Unquiet Spirit: Madams, Madmen, and Other Unsavory Characters,” which was also part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

For more information, contact Jess Brown in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at jlbrown@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.

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