Tony Winner Michael Cerveris and More Bring 'NINE LIVES' to New Orleans Tonight
Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris and producing partners Rick Duplantier and Roxy Bergeron present NINE LIVES: A Musical Witness of New Orleans at Le Petite Theatre (616 Saint Peter St, New Orleans) for three performances only, tonight through Friday, August 27, 28 and 29th.
NINE LIVES: A Musical Witness of New Orleans depicts the personal stories of a diverse selection of New Orleans across the forty years between Hurricanes Betsy and Katrina. Based on the Dan Baum book Nine Lives, the musical is adapted with music and lyrics by Paul Sanchez and Colman deKay, additional lyrics by Michael Cerveris, book by Kimberly Kaye and directed by Jim Fitzmorris.
This 17 person cast features Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris, New Orleans natives TV and film actor Bryan Bratt, former Cowboy Mouth member Paul Sanchez and trumpeter Shamarr Allen who recently debuted in the James Brown biopic Get On Up, alongside popular singers George Sanchez, Jesse Moore, Robin Barnes, Vance Vaucresson, Alex McMurray, Debbie Davis, John Michael Haas, Ashley Rose Bailey, Tara Brewer, Erica Falls, Bill Malchow, Craig Klein and Sam Craft with musical direction by Matt Perrine.
Tickets range from $20-$50 and are available by calling 504-522-2081 or by visiting www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=a5099c1e21a37b9095a777494e8afdd6
Le Petit Theatre has partnered with the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC), www.nomaf.org to raise funds for the nonprofit which provides comprehensive health care and mental health/social services to local performers. NOMC representatives will be present at each performance with information on its services and how to donate. Nine Lives cast members will "pass the hat" for donations to the clinic after each show. For more information, visit www.lepetittheatre.com.