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BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at Saenger BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - May 11, 2017

Once upon a time, there lived a playwright who never wanted to grow up. And so, he wrote a play about a boy who never does.... (more...)
BWW Review: Hitch a Ride With This MILK TRAIN BWW Review: Hitch a Ride With This MILK TRAIN
by Tara Bennett - March 30, 2017

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans has done Williams canon and New Orleans audiences a tremendous favor by staging the play that was considered the starting point of Williams' decline.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - March 17, 2017

Flawless production makes Drowsy Chaperone a must-see hit... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Saenger BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - March 13, 2017

Pondering a good way to spend time with the baby boomer in your life? Look no further than the current touring production of "BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL," which chronicles the earlier years of King's songwriting career.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION KING Reigns at Saenger Theatre BWW Review: THE LION KING Reigns at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - January 06, 2017

Many throughout the world have seen the iconic story of The Lion King, the 1994 Disney musical animation that has captured the hearts of young and old alike, but to see it on stage is a whole other experience entirely.... (more...)
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Saenger Theatre - Can't Take My Eyes off the Jersey Boys! BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Saenger Theatre - Can't Take My Eyes off the Jersey Boys!
by Jenny Bravo - December 22, 2016

How can one musical contain so many hits? I'll give you a hint: Jersey Boys has the secret recipe. This show is the get-off-your-feet, lipsync-in-your-seat masterpiece that you need to see as soon as possible.... (more...)
BWW Review: GROUNDED at Southern Rep BWW Review: GROUNDED at Southern Rep
by Tara Bennett - December 06, 2016

What happens when a pilot has her wings clipped?... (more...)
BWW Review: DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at New Orleans' Saenger Theatre BWW Review: DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at New Orleans' Saenger Theatre
by Jenny Bravo - November 28, 2016

Ring in the holiday season with who hash and everyone's favorite mean one, the Grinch! With the latest performance at the New Orleans' Saenger Theatre, DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS is a fun holiday night for the family.... (more...)
BWW Review: MACBETH Conquers at Mahalia Jackson Theatre BWW Review: MACBETH Conquers at Mahalia Jackson Theatre
by Tara Bennett - November 16, 2016

There are fewer well-known tales of murderous ambition outside of William Shakespeare's "MACBETH." The first of Giuseppe Verdi's three Shakespearean operas, "MACBETH" is in many respects an ideal fusion that combines the genius of Shakespeare with the extravagance and artistic might of the opera.... (more...)
BWW Review: PETER & THE STARCATCHER at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: PETER & THE STARCATCHER at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - November 10, 2016

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BWW Review: DANGEROUS BIRDS (IF AGITATED) Take Flight with Tennessee Williams Theatre Company BWW Review: DANGEROUS BIRDS (IF AGITATED) Take Flight with Tennessee Williams Theatre Company
by Tara Bennett - November 08, 2016

Like the name suggests, The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company draws its theatrical productions from the evocative catalog of Southern playwright Tennessee Williams. Currently, the company is presenting three rarely performed one-acts from the latter part of Williams' epic career.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS Astound at Saenger BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS Astound at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - October 28, 2016

Death-defying feats, astonishing sleight of hand and a heaping serving of Vegas pizzazz is currently playing on stage at the Saenger Theatre with "THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY."... (more...)
BWW Review: EVANGELINE at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: EVANGELINE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - October 26, 2016

EVANGELINE has found her way back to Baton Rouge, and the resulting efforts were well worth the journey.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes Alive at Saenger BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes Alive at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - September 22, 2016

The Saenger Theatre kicked off its 2016 Broadway in New Orleans season with the classic musical "THE SOUND OF MUSIC," this week, and after the opening performance, Canal Street was just as alive as Maria's beloved hills as patrons sang songs from the musical on their way home.... (more...)
BWW Preview: EVANGELINE at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Preview: EVANGELINE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - September 16, 2016

A look into French-Acadian history starts off Theatre Baton Rouge's 2016-2017 season during their staging of the local, classic musical, "EVANGELINE."... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ROSE TATTOO Rare Tennessee Williams Treat BWW Review: THE ROSE TATTOO Rare Tennessee Williams Treat
by Tara Bennett - July 27, 2016

The idea of a comedic play by Tennessee Williams might raise an eyebrow or two. Tennessee Williams? The same playwright who penned dark plays focusing on dysfunctional households as seen in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'The Glass Menagerie?' That same Williams?... (more...)
BWW Review: Rivertown's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Succeeds... Without Really Trying! BWW Review: Rivertown's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Succeeds... Without Really Trying!
by Heidi Scheuermann - July 07, 2016

Ok, so maybe the title of this article is only halfway true. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts ended a successful run of the musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING successfully... except it's obvious they tried really hard. And the hard work paid off!... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - June 21, 2016

Turning an animated film into a live stage production has its challenges, and Disney's "THE LITTLE MERMAID" is no exception .... (more...)
BWW Review: WICKED Tour Soars Into The Saenger to Uproarious Applause BWW Review: WICKED Tour Soars Into The Saenger to Uproarious Applause
by Tara Bennett - May 31, 2016

If audience appeal is any indication of a show's worth, WICKED casts a spell that has created a multimillion-dollar treasure to the musical theatre world.... (more...)
BWW Review: Rivertown Theaters Presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE BWW Review: Rivertown Theaters Presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 07, 2016

The first thing that came to my mind when I found out that Rivertown Theaters was doing SPELLING BEE was 'Oh!  That's that show where Celia Keenan-Bolger wore the pink overalls!'  I don't know why that's the first thing that came to mind, but it was.  Maybe because I'm a fan of hers.  Maybe because ... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Saenger BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - January 25, 2016

There are more than 40 songs packed into the jukebox hit machine of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the latest show to hit the Saenger Theatre stage. That's a lot of quarters.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants at Saenger BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - December 31, 2015

The magic of Disney continues this season at the Saenger Theatre with the pinnacle tale of enchantment BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. This classic fairy tale makes a return to New Orleans, closing out 2015 with the ultimate "tale as old as time."... (more...)
BWW Review: JPAS Presents MY FAIR LADY as New Theater's Inaugural Production BWW Review: JPAS Presents MY FAIR LADY as New Theater's Inaugural Production
by Heidi Scheuermann - November 17, 2015

After a long process, Jefferson Performing Arts Society has finally opened their brand new theater that cost upwards of $5 million to build on Jefferson Highway near Zephyr Field!  Their first production in the new facility was MY FAIR LADY, which has always been a favorite of mine.... (more...)
BWW Review: Rivertown Presents Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS BWW Review: Rivertown Presents Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS
by Heidi Scheuermann - October 19, 2015

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is now in the midst of their very first season of all musicals, and they couldn't have opted for a better opening show than THE PRODUCERS, directed by Ricky Graham.  They also couldn't have chosen a better pair than Sean Patterson and Gary Rucker to play le... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Saenger BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - September 18, 2015

All little girls have a favorite Disney princess. Today, it's either Elsa or Anna, but for women who are still girls at heart, their princess could be Belle or Jasmine. For me, my princess is Ariel.... (more...)