The Money Box

Starting March 8th, Loyola’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will present the world premiere of the musical “The Money Box.” Based off Moliere’s “The Miser,” New Orleans native Ricky Graham adapted the story to be set in the 1960s. The Money Box is a Bourbon Street club owned by Midas Harpagon. The musical tells the satirical story of the challenge between Harpagon and his children. When seeking marriage, Harpagon seems to focus on earning money, while his children look for true love.

In 1932, The New Orleans Conservatory of Music moved onto Loyola’s campus and became what was known as the Loyola College of Music. At the time, it was the only Jesuit college of music in the United States. Since then, The College of Music and Fine Arts has launched the careers of many accomplished alumni, including opera star Norman Treigle.

Below is a vintage photograph from the Loyola University Photographs Collection of students in the former Loyola Performing Arts Theatre. To read more about Loyola’s history visit Loyola’s Special Collection & Archives and check out Founded on Faith, a comprehensive history of Loyola University New Orleans by Dr. Bernard Cook.

Blog post by Kristen Blomeyer, Special Collections work-study student and Social Media and Outreach Intern.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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