Le Petit Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Feature 'VANYA AND SONIA,' 'STARCATCHER,' 'SUPERSTAR' & More
The Board of Governors of Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré announced its 2014-15 season, consisting of five productions - a vibrant mix of drama, comedy and musicals. The season opens on September 5, 2014 and runs through June 6, 2015, and will once again employ all local actors and crews.
"Le Petit presents an eclectic season with something for everyone," said Le Petit Theatre Executive Director Cassie Steck Worley. "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a hilarious new comedy straight from Broadway. Peter and the Starcatcher is a prequel to Peter Pan and is a must-see for kids and adults. We are proud to present the rock opera classic, Jesus Christ Superstar and the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Dinner with Friends, and we end our season with a Stephen Sondheim musical, Merrily We Roll Along," Worley said.
2014-15 season subscriptions will go on sale to the public beginning May 6 via the theatre's website (www.lepetittheatre.com) and the box office. During the regular season, individual tickets for each production will go on sale one month prior to opening night. The box office is open during the hours of 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays (Closed Sundays and Mondays). For questions, call the box office at 504-522-2081 or email: email@example.com.
Tickets for the upcoming production of Death of a Salesman are now on sale. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama runs May 9-24. The current 2013-14 season closes out with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, July 11-26.
2014-15 Season Productions
VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE
September 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 @ 8:00 pm; Sept. 14 @ 3:00 pm
In this regional premiere of Christopher Durang's uproarious Tony Award winning comedy, middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home where they bicker and complain about their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, and the fun begins.
Auditions May 19 - Director Ron Gural will hold auditions on Monday, May 19 at Le Petit for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Auditions will be held from 6pm - 8pm for the following roles:
Vanya - Male, late 40s - 60s
Sonia - Female, late 40s - 60s
Masha - Female, late 40s - 60s
Spike - Male, 18-30, athletic build
Nina - Female, late teens - 20s
Cassandra - Female, 25 - 55, a "prophetess"
Auditioners should prepare a comic monologue no longer than two minutes. The theatre is located at 616 St. Peter St. on the corner of Chartres Street. Production dates are September 5-20, 2014, and all roles are paid. For more information, call (504) 522-2081 Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm.
PETER & THE STARCATCHER
November 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 @ 8:00 pm; Nov. 16, 23 @ 3:00 pm
A dozen actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using only their talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. This swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you and your family hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
January 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, @ 8:00 pm; Jan. 25 @ 3:00 pm
Broadway's first rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. Jesus' meteor-like rise provides a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship.
DINNER WITH FRIENDS
March 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, April 2, 3, 4 @ 8:00 pm; March 29 @ 3:00 pm
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple nearing middle-age whose lives are turned upside down when they learn their best friends are divorcing. They learn the decisions made when they were younger may not be as "lifelong" as they once thought.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
May 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, June 4, 5, 6 @ 8:00 pm; May 31 @ 3:00 pm
This classic Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical traces the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their lives. Their journey crackles with wit and humor and includes one of the greatest musical scores in American theatre.