BLUEBERRY HILL, SEX PLEASE, WE'RE SIXTY, CAPTAIN LOUIE JR. and More Set for JPAS's 37th Season

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BLUEBERRY HILL, SEX PLEASE, WE'RE SIXTY, CAPTAIN LOUIE JR. and More Set for JPAS's 37th Season

This 37th Season will be a "Hybrid" offering. Why, you ask? Because of forces beyond our control (delays, hurricanes) our planning is entering its third season of "skewered" organization and implementation. For the third straight year Teatro Wego is our main space. Final funding has been secured to repair our gem on the West Bank - the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre but a start date is not yet in sight. But the Emerald City, the Holy Grail and Valhalla are in sight. In the next six months a final outcome on 36 years of stubborn persistence will pay off. I am so tired of answering your questions about "when will the new theatre be finished?" My firm answer is October 29. That's it. Our elected officials and the contractor agreed to extend the contract on this date 365 days ago in writing (probably in blood though not sure whose). So after all the "sea-trials" of the new space we'll be in there and all the acrimony will subside. Once you're seated in the beautiful seats and feel the intimacy to the stage you will wonder why Jefferson Parish didn't build this 50 years ago. I have an opinion but let's not go there. That's the power of live performing arts. Therefore, in light of this I am adding a two month cushion and expect our first production in January 2015 exactly 37 years after planning the first JPAS concert in 1978! Sorry to disappoint you but no one has suffered more than JPAS in this "Bataan March" of theatre construction. So what's so "hybrid" about this next season? My answer is we'll start in Teatro Wego but by the Spring of 2015 you'll get notices of the new theatre offerings and hopefully by March of next year we'll be re-christening our beautiful little theatre in Westwego. Nonetheless, please check out the exciting shows we have crafted for Teatro Wego, the East Jefferson Auditorium and our new North Shore home, the beautiful space at Christ Episcopal School. See You at The Theatre!

Please join us as we continue to bring the best in live entertainment and much more! Become a subscriber and enjoy substantial discounts by contacting our box office at 504.885.2000 ext: 202 or email us at boxoffice@jpas.org. Season is subject to change. Tickets: Adults $18-30, Seniors/Military $15-27, Students $15-20, Kids $12-15. Ticket prices vary depending on location and production. Each ticket sold incurs a $1.50 Facility Fee. 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. Call 504-885-2000. On show dates, the theatre box office opens one hour prior to curtain.


Blueberry Hill

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 12-28, 2014 at Teatro Wego! (177 Sala Ave. Westwego, LA 70094) and October 3 - 12, 2014 at Christ Episcopal School Theater (80 Christwood Blvd. Covington, LA 70433)

Times: Friday(s) at 7:30PM, Saturday(s) at 7:30PM and Sunday(s) at 3:00PM

**Arts Adventure Series:
September 24 & 25, 2014 at 9:45AM at Teatro Wego!, Westwego
October 1-2 & 8-9, 2014 at 9:45AM at Christ Episcopal School, Covington

Waiting Around The Restaurant Musical

Music by Harry Mayronne
Book & Lyrics by Ricky Graham
An Original musical about life in the service industry.

Performances: October 17-November 2, 2014 at Teatro Wego! (177 Sala Ave. Westwego, LA 70094) and November 7-9, 2014 at Christ Episcopal School Theater (80 Christwood Blvd. Covington, LA 70433)

Times: Friday(s) at 7:30PM, Saturday(s) at 7:30PM and Sunday(s) at 3:00PM

Ballet Hysell's

The Nutcracker

Featuring the JPAS Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Maestro Dennis G. Assaf

JPAS presents this holiday classic created by award winning Ballet Master, the late Harvey Hysell.

Performances: December 20 and 21, 2014 at East Jefferson Auditorium (400 Phlox St. Metairie, LA 70001)

Times: Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 3:00PM

Ain't got No Home

Written and Directed By Butch Caire

The story continues. What happens to the characters you loved from Blueberry Hill? Do Cos and Josie get back together? Do Johnny and Claudia get married or does Whitney find a way to stop it. Does Donald finally settle down? Does Ashley still despise her mother-in-law? All we know for sure is whatever happens, it's accompanied by more of the best classic songs from the New Orleans jukebox

Performances: January 16 - February 1, 2015 at Teatro Wego! (177 Sala Ave. Westwego, LA 70094) and February 6-8, 2015 at Christ Episcopal School Theater (80 Christwood Blvd., Covington, LA)

Times: Friday(s) at 7:30PM, Saturday(s) at 7:30PM and Sunday(s) at 3:00PM

**Arts Adventure Series:
January 29 & 30, 2015 at 9:45AM at Teatro Wego!, Westwego
February 5 & 6, 2015 At 9:45AM at Christ Episcopal School, Covington

Sex Please, We're Sixty

By Michael & Susan Parker

Directed by "Uncle" Wayne Daigrepont

Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Guest (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next-door neighbor, the silver-tongued Bud Davis believes that they return to spend time with "Bud the Stud" in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe, of course, steadfastly denies this. Her other neighbor, Henry Mitchell, a retired chemist, has developed a little blue pill patented under the name "Venusia" after Venus, the goddess of love, to increase the libido in menopausal women, specifically Mrs. Stancliffe. The only problem is he doesn't know if it works or not. Bud, inadvertently gets his hands on some of the "Venusia" pills and the fun begins as the guests arrive.

Performances: February 27 - March 15, 2014 at Teatro Wego (177 Sala Ave. Westwego, LA 70094)

Times: Friday(s) at 7:30PM, Saturday(s) at 7:30PM and Sunday(s) at 3:00PM

RATED PG13 for ADULT CONTENT

The Lady With All The Answers

By David Rambo

Directed by "Uncle" Wayne Daigrepont

"Dear Ann Landers"...For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off-limits, including nude housekeeping, sex in a motorcycle helmet, the proper way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, addiction, religion and wandering spouses. Landers regaled her readers with direct, insightful and often humorously honest responses. Late on a 1975 night in Landers' Chicago apartment, an ironic twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century.

Performances: April 3-19, 2015 at Teatro Wego! (177 Sala Ave. Westwego, LA 70094) and April 24-26, 2015 at Christ Episcopal School Theater (80 Christwood Blvd., Covington, LA)

Times: Friday(s) at 7:30PM, Saturday(s) at 7:30PM and Sunday(s) at 3:00P

One Great Moment In Time

Featuring JPAS Resident Composer, Glyn Bailey

Join Bailey and his "Divas", JPAS veteran performers Ariel Assaf, Jennifer Delatte and Micah Desonier in this not-to-be-missed evening that includes original music from Bailey ... and much more!

Performances: May 1, 2015 at Teatro Wego! (177 Sala Ave. Westwego, LA 70094)

May 2, 2015 at Christ Episcopal School Theater (80 Christwood Blvd., Covington, LA)

May 3, 2015 at St. George Episcopal Church (4600 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA)

Times: Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 3:00PM

FUN FOR KIDS, STUDENTS AND FAMILIES!

JPAS Theatre Kids!, Theatre for Young Audiences, Cultural Crossroads, JPAS Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and Arts Adventure Series specials!

** All shows are RATED PG OR G

Click here to learn more about the JPAS education and outreach programs.

Dr Seuss Double Feature

MR BROWN CAN MOO CAN YOU?

"Uncle" Wayne Daigrepont of

PortaPuppet Players. will be presenting a special live storytelling, with puppets, of Dr. Seuss's Mr Brown Can Moo Can You?

THE CAT IN THE HAT

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that THE CAT IN THE HAT is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure.

Performances: September 13 & 20, 2014 at East Jefferson Auditorium (400 Phlox St. Metairie, LA) and September 27 at Christ Episcopal School Theater (80 Christwood Blvd., Covington, LA)

Times: Saturday(s) at 11:00AM & 2:00PM

**Arts Adventure Series:

September 11-12 & 18-19, 2014 at 9:45AM & 11:15AM at East Jefferson Auditorium
September 25 & 26 at 9:45AM & 11:15AM at Christ Episcopal School, Covington

**Arts Adventure Series:

December 4 & 5, 2014 at 9:45AM at East Jefferson Auditorium

Theatre Kids! Presents

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.

Lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald and Jonathan K. Waller

Music by David Weinstein, Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan K. Waller, and Stephen Gabriel

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald

Based on the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brow

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life.That's just the problem...for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat...really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley - the ultimate exchange student - scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem.

Performances: December 5 - 7, 2014 at East Jefferson Auditorium (400 Phlox St. Metairie, LA 70001)

Times: Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 2:00PM & 7:30PM and Sunday at 3:00PM

**Arts Adventure Series:

March 19 & 20, 2015 at 9:45AM at East Jefferson Auditorium

Theatre Kids! Presents

Captain Louie Jr.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Book by Anthony Stein

Based on the book The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats

CAPTAIN LOUIE JR, spins a tale of young Louie, the new kid in town who feels lonely and friendless after his family moves to a new neighborhood. Looking for something to cheer himself up on Halloween, Louie takes an imaginary journey to visit his old neighborhood friends on the wings of his favorite toy, his little red plane. The story of little Captain Louie is full of tricks and treats, as well as the incomparable music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz. Most of all, CAPTAIN LOUIE JR. is about friendship - the ability to make new friends as well as the importance of old ones

Performances: March 20-22, 2015 at East Jefferson Auditorium (400 Phlox St. Metairie, LA 70001)

Times: Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 2:00PM& 7:30PM and Sunday at 3:00PM


More about Jefferson Performing Arts Society: Founded in 1978 by Dennis G. Assaf and Hannah Cunningham, Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote arts performance, training and outreach by providing a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the cultural and economic vitality of Jefferson Parish, Greater New Orleans and the Gulf South.

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