Holiday Happenings in Cenla


Arts Council of Cenla LogoWith the holidays around the corner, the Arts Council of Central Louisiana is looking forward to many upcoming events and performances, many of which will be at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in Downtown Alexandria’s Cultural Arts District.


On December 8th, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra will present “Home for the Holidays” at 2:30pm.  The RSO will perform holiday classics of the yuletide season joined by a special guest artist.  This will be a concert the entire family can enjoy.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit, or call (318) 445-7705.


On December 14th, “Cenla Christmas Spectacular” is back for its 6th year.  This is a flagship show for Lagniappe Theatre.  Performances will be featured from your favorite dance troupes, choirs, theatre groups, and many more.  As one of Cenla’s favorite performances, you won’t want to miss out on getting into the Christmas spirit.  Ticket prices are $16.00 for General Admission, $13.00 for Seniors (55+), and $11.00 for Children (under 12 and/or groups of 10 or more).  For more information, please call Lagniappe Theatre at (318) 48-STAGE.  You may also visit our website,, for this and many more upcoming events around the Cultural Arts District.


The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is getting very excited about 2014.  Lynn Trefzger, one of our favorite comediennes and ventriloquists, will return to Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center for two different performances.  The first performance will be on Saturday, February 15th at 7:00pm.  The Saturday performance will be geared towards adults.  The second performance will be on Sunday, February 16th at 2:00pm, and will appeal to a younger audience, but will also be a performance the entire family will enjoy.  Audiences are treated to Lynn’s vocal illusion talents, and some of the audience members may be brought up for the action.  Ticket prices are $25.00 for General Admission, $15.00 for Students and Military (w/ ID), and $10.00 for Children (12 and Under on Sunday only).  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit, or you may also purchase them through