BLUEBERRY HILL, PERFECT WEDDING and More Set for JPAS' 2013-14 Season
For 36 years, JPAS has continued to bring the best in the performing arts to venues from Jefferson Parish, the Metro Area, to the North Shore and beyond. Thanks to loyal patron support we have grown to become Louisiana's largest professional touring company. Our offerings are abundantly varied and our outreach is extensive. This season is no exception!
We begin with a World Premiere New Orleans Jukebox Musical entitled Blueberry Hill. Written, directed, and starring Big Easy Award winning Director Butch Caire (JPAS' The Light in the Piazza), Blueberry Hill will have you dancing and singing to all the great tunes of Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, Fats and so many more.
Due to damages sustained last year from Hurricane Isaac to our Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, we moved much of our season intoTeatro Wego!,our cabaret space. Here you will enjoy a Murder Mystery, several Comedies and an especially creepy Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde directed by John Brooks from North Carolina.
New Orleans icon Ricky Graham returns to JPAS as director of that outrageous Christmas comedy - A Tuna Christmas, while the inimitable "Uncle" Wayne Daigrepont puts his spin on the Bogart inspired Murder at the Café Noir where you get to solve "who did the hit?"
Dedicated to Arts Education and Enrichment, we created a new program this past summer -the JPAS Conservatory will now become a part of this 36th Season as we produce that Doo Wop Smash Little Shop of Horrors and a special Spring Production to be announced later. These and Ballet Hysell's The Nutcracker will be enjoyed in the current Jefferson Performing Arts Center. .
We would like to welcome a new dance program to our 36th Season called making the Grade (MTG). MTG, improves fitness and offers proactive approaches to healthcare through dance. The program will also help students in difficult life circumstances master math skills that are measured by standardized tests. See what I mean about "varied offerings"?
Become a subscriber and enjoy substantial discounts by contacting our box office at 504.885.2000 ext: 202 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets: Adults $18-30, Seniors/Military $15-27, Students $15-20, Kids $12-15. Ticket prices vary depending on location and production. Please visit www.jpas.org for more info! The JPAS Box Office is located at 1118 Clearview Parkway in Metairie, LA. Box Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm. On show dates, the theatre box office opens one hour prior to curtain.
Written and directed by Butch Caire
Blueberry Hill features classic New Orleans R&B songs made famous by local musical icons like Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, and many others! Not a revue type show or a retelling of the history of the recording business, Blueberry Hill instead tells a new story of everyday people who find themselves dealing with love & betrayal, laughter & tears. Audiences will find themselves sharing in the joy and sadness onstage and singing along as the plot takes some unexpected twists while bringing to life the songs they know and love.
Performances: September 20 - October 6, 2013at Teatro Wego! (177 Sala Ave. Westwego, LA 70094) and October 18 - 20, 2013 at Fuhrmann Auditorium (317 Jefferson Ave. Covington)
Times: Friday(s) at 7:30PM, Saturday(s) at7:30PM and Sunday(s) at 3:00PM RATED PG
The 18th Annual Pasta and Puccini Headdress Ball - Fundraising Gala
Proudly Presented by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shane and First NBC
October 11, 2013/Doors open at 6:30PMMarriott Hotel Grand Ballroom 555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA
Join us for an unforgettable evening to benefit the 36th Season and educational outreach programs of JPAS. The evening will begin with the Headdress Ball, showcasing designs by JPAS celebrities. The evening will continue with dancing to the JPAS Big Band Orchestra, an elegant dinner, complimentary cocktails and a magnificent concert featuring international, national and local vocalists accompanied by the JPAS Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Dennis G. Assaf. The evening also features fabulous live and silent auctions. Patrons are encouraged to wear their own fabulous headdresses to this black tie event. TICKETS AND TABLES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!Individual tickets start at $165. For reservations or for more information, contact JPAS Development Director, Valerie Hart at 504-885-2000 ext: 212 or email@example.com.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde