Matt Wilkins On-Stage at Strauss

“Besides small roles, I haven’t done many shows for the Strauss in a while. Usually it’s due to work or other conflicts but this coming February, I invite you to come see me in “Who’s in Bed with the Butler?” A hilarious, face paced comedy starring some of the Strauss’ best talent! I have the honor of playing “Vance” a hard-nosed attorney who’s trying to get back the valuable assets of the late Mr Olden’s estate for his estranged daughter Constance. As Vance tries to swindle and coerce the three ladies in the will, little does he know how involved the butler is in the situation.”
Who’s in Bed with the Butler is directed by Terri Cunningham, who directed the smash hit “Sister Act” last season at the Strauss. With her keen vision and eye for comedy, she’s directed us through a show that STILL has the cast laughing. Believe me, you don’t want to miss this one! So stop by the box office and get yours tickets today! Showtimes at Jan 31,  Feb 1, 2, 3, 8 & 9.  Call our Box Office at 318-323-6681 or purchase ONLINE.

Kelly Aaen On-Stage at Strauss

The Strauss would like to welcome Kelly Aaen back to our stage. After a 20 year hiatus, she is embracing the role of Constance Olden with as much dour austerity that she can muster!  Kelly says that she feels honored to work with Director Terri Cunningham again and loves getting to know this talented cast.

For Tickets to Strauss Theatre Center’s “Who’s in Bed with the Butler“, call our Box Office at 318-323-6681 or purchase ONLINE.



Jessalyn Poret On-Stage at Strauss

Jessalyn Portet will play the role of Agnes in Strauss Theatre Center’s “Who’s in Bed with the Butler

“Jessalyn is a 31 year old English major originally from New Orleans, but has lived in Monroe for the past sixteen years. She currently works at Centurylink. Jessalyn has a long history involved with theatre, starting from gifted programs in elementary school, to the Youth Stage here in Monroe, and now Strauss. She loves reading, playing video games, and writing, and is currently trying to publish her book.”

For Tickets to Strauss Theatre Center’s “Who’s in Bed with the Butler“, call our Box Office at 318-323-6681 or purchase ONLINE.

Who’s in Bed with the Butler’s author, Michael Parker

Michael Parker’s “Who’s in Bed with the Butler” will be presented by Strauss Theatre Center on January 31  February 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 . 

Michael Parker was raised in the theatre in England, winning  awards during his early teenage years for his performances, and touring at age 17 with the National Shakespearean Youth Company.  A graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he served five years in the military, then, as he said, finding that the general need for anti-tank specialists was not so great, he moved to Canada, where he established a business that was so successful that after ten years he sold it and retired to the Caribbean, then was drawn to Florida to work in theatre.

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Tradition– it is more than a song title from “Fiddler”; traditions are very important in the theatre, though many think of them as superstitions.  Actors have often been somewhat superstitious folk through the years since drama started eons ago–several hundred years BCE.  The ghost of Thespis from somewhere around 6th century BCE still is said to haunt the stages; he has a right to since he is credited with the earliest tragedy and giving thespians their name. 

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Tonight is our Last Performance of “Christmas on the River”!

Limited seating available for “Christmas on the River” at Strauss on Lamy Lane.
From all accounts, people are loving the live Christmas music, talented vocalist, dancers and live orchestration.
It’ll put a smile on your face and get you ready for the season.  Call 318-323-6681 or to secure your spot for tonights final performance.