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Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/04/2014 SEUSSICAL JR
LUSHER CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
5/5-5/7/2014
A delight for children to perform, SEUSSICAL is now one of the most-performed shows in America! In this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and RAGTIME) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big  imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge--not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!SEUSSICAL JR. is fun for the whole family! Young performers will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting, and costuming.Note: for this version, certain
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Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/04/2014 ANNIE JR
BATON ROUGE CENTER FOR VISUAL & PERF ARTS
5/6-5/8/2014
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.ANNIE JR. is ideal for productions involving different grade levels, or for middle schools where students may be maturing at different rates. The cast size and age range of the parts are flexible and the bright, tuneful score is easy to sing and filled with familiar numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/04/2014 MARRY ME A LITTLE
PROMETHEAN THEATRE COMPANY
5/9-5/18/2014
MARRY ME A LITTLE uses several unknown songs by the undisputed master of the contemporary Broadway musical to tell a charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival as a modern single. Two single strangers, left alone in their studio apartments on a Saturday night, pass their time with sweetly secret, unshared fantasies, never knowing that they're just a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely dreams. Originally conceived by director Norman Rene and playwright Craig Lucas (Prelude To A Kiss), this ingeniously-constructed "revusical" is told entirely through songs either written early in Sondheim's career (including numbers SATURDAY NIGHT) or cut from his groundbreaking Broadway musicals (A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, COMPANY, FOLLIES and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC). A must for Sondheim aficionados, this easily produced one-act musical is also perfect as a benefit, curtain warmer or second-stage production, as it can be played on virtually any existing set - or no set at all. It's a smart, funny, sophisticated and moving evening, and a fascinating lo
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Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/04/2014 MARRY ME, A LITTLE
Mid City Theatre
5/8-5/18/2014
Opening May 8th at Mid City Theatre, Promethean Theatre Co. presents an evening featuring the work of one of America's greatest living composer, Stephen Sondheim. Using several of the artist's lesser-known songs, Marry Me A Little tells a charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival as a single young person living in contemporary New Orleans. The plot, told solely through song, tells the story of two strangers home alone on either side of a Bywater shotgun apartment on a Saturday night. They pass their time with sweet secrets, unshared fantasies, and melancholy regrets; never knowing that they're just a wall away from each other and the end of their loneliness.??Conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, the show features music primarily cut from other Sondheim shows including Saturday Night, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and Into the Woods. Promethean's production will be the New Orleans premiere. The production will be directed by Promethean's Artistic Director, Stephen Eckert and star Ashley Rose Butler and Aaron Lind. Leah Farelly will design set while Brian Debs will handle lights and sound. Tory Gordan music directs with Glenn Aucoin providing accompaniment. DATES: May 8-(Thursday 8:00pm,) May 9-(Friday 8:00pm,) May 10-(Saturday 8:00pm,) May 11- (Sunday 2:00pm,) May 15-(Thursday 8:00pm,) May 16-(Friday 9:00pm,) May 17-(Saturday 9:00pm,) May 18-(Sunday 8:30pm) TICKETS: $25, Students $20 by phone RESERVATIONS: 504.488.1460 or www.MidCityTheatre.com "I couldn't be more excited to be working on a piece of musical theatre," say's Eckert, "particularly something by Stephen Sondheim, who's work to which I've always been drawn. Marry Me, a Little provides such a solid foundation to build and experiment from, and I can't wait to get to work. It also is a piece that hits close to home for me being a terminally-single young person myself."
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Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/04/2014 YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
THEATRE 13
5/9-5/25/2014
IT'S ALIVE! From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation THE PRODUCERS comes this monster new musical comedy.With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' On The Ritz," YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment"?and the only place you'll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made.
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