Heidi Scheuermann

Heidi Scheuermann

Heidi first found her love for theatre during summer road trips to the beach where her dad would rig up a TV in the back of the mini van and pop in a VHS of Oklahoma!  She now works in Communication by day and writes for BWW by night.




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BWW Interview: Sammy Ferber is Mark in RENT 20th Anniversary TourBWW Interview: Sammy Ferber is Mark in RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
Posted: Apr. 17, 2018


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BWW Interview: Betsy Padamonsky in the Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA!BWW Interview: Betsy Padamonsky in the Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA!
Posted: Jun. 5, 2017


BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour's Ben MichaelBWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour's Ben Michael
Posted: Jan. 30, 2018


BWW Review: Rivertown Leads Audiences Under the Sea in A Magical Rendition of  Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Review: Rivertown Leads Audiences Under the Sea in A Magical Rendition of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
Posted: Jul. 24, 2017


BWW Interview: Brett Thiele Comes Back Home With ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE TourBWW Interview: Brett Thiele Comes Back Home With ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Tour
Posted: Oct. 18, 2017


BWW Review: The NOLA Project Presents URINETOWN as Their First Musical in YearsBWW Review: The NOLA Project Presents URINETOWN as Their First Musical in Years
Posted: Oct. 3, 2017


BWW Interview: Karen Murphy as Mrs. du Maurier in FINDING NEVERLAND Flies into the Saenger for One Week!BWW Interview: Karen Murphy as Mrs. du Maurier in FINDING NEVERLAND Flies into the Saenger for One Week!
Posted: May. 10, 2017


BWW Interview: N'Jameh Camara Brings Nettie to Life in THE COLOR PURPLE at the Saenger TheatreBWW Interview: N'Jameh Camara Brings Nettie to Life in THE COLOR PURPLE at the Saenger Theatre
Posted: Feb. 20, 2018


BWW Interview: Sammy Ferber is Mark in RENT 20th Anniversary TourBWW Interview: Sammy Ferber is Mark in RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
April 17, 2018

This week is going to be great! Do you know why? It's because the 20th Anniversary tour of one of the best modern musicals is headed to the Saenger tonight! RENT, written by Jonathan Larson, follows a group of artists as they face life living in East Village as they deal with love and loss at the height of the AIDS epidemic. It's a story that teaches audience how to live their life in the present because tomorrow isn't guaranteed. What a lesson!

BWW Interview: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Emma GrimsleyBWW Interview: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Emma Grimsley
March 16, 2018

PHANTOM fans get excited, because the national tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is in New Orleans right now! That's right. Through March 25th you have the opportunity to get yourselves over to the Saenger Theatre and experience one of the most classic shows of all time. This year marks 30 years that the show has been on Broadway and what better way to celebrate than to go see the show in your own hometown?

BWW Review: Jefferson Performing Arts Society Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEBWW Review: Jefferson Performing Arts Society Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
March 1, 2018

This score was something I didn't appreciate as a kid because I was too scared to watch the movie again, and I'm glad she had the sense to make me sing it. It's just gorgeous. Fast forward again to this past weekend when I saw THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME presented live at Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS). Stunning is the word that comes to mind.

BWW Interview: N'Jameh Camara Brings Nettie to Life in THE COLOR PURPLE at the Saenger TheatreBWW Interview: N'Jameh Camara Brings Nettie to Life in THE COLOR PURPLE at the Saenger Theatre
February 20, 2018

Every once in a while we have the opportunity to experience a piece of theatre that not only is a beautiful work of art and technically incredible, but is also deeply moving and makes us think about our lives in a way we haven't before. We have that opportunity beginning tonight when THE COLOR PURPLE opens at the Saenger Theatre.

BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour's Ben MichaelBWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour's Ben Michael
January 30, 2018

Calling all humans! Tonight, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, and this is a show you absolutely don't want to miss. With music by the Gershwin brothers, book by Craig Lucas, and with the choreography and direction of Christopher Wheeldon, this show brings beauty and light to the aftermath of World War II in Paris. We follow three young men who are on a journey to find love and to find their way in the world through making art in a time when the world was struggling to recover.

BWW Review: JPAS Presents TUCK EVERLASTINGBWW Review: JPAS Presents TUCK EVERLASTING
January 5, 2018

If someone told you they had the secret to eternal life and they wanted to share it with you, would you take them up on the offer? It sounds pretty good, right? Living forever. Getting to see the highs and lows of humanity, travel the world, experience different cultures, live through every period of time to ever exist, have the most diverse wardrobe imaginable (gotta keep up with the times, right?), maybe even solve some of the world's greatest mysteries or cure a disease, and all the while avoid what we fear the most... death. If you could, would you?

BWW Interview: Jeremy Benton Brings the Magic of WHITE CHRISTMAS To New OrleansBWW Interview: Jeremy Benton Brings the Magic of WHITE CHRISTMAS To New Orleans
December 19, 2017

This year, New Orleans has had just about as white of a Christmas as we've seen in quite a while. With the excitement of last week's snowfall and Christmas coming up on Monday, the touring production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS couldn't have come to the Saenger Theater at a more perfect time.

BWW Review: Le Petit Theatre Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARSBWW Review: Le Petit Theatre Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS
November 14, 2017

Ok, so here's the deal THE LAST FIVE YEARS is one of my favorite shows of all time, and I kid you not this production at Le Petit is way more than I ever expected it to be! Truly. It's very difficult to love an original cast recording with all your heart, and then to go see a regional production of that same show without being disappointed. However, under the brilliant direction of Michael E. McKelvey, Meredith Owens (Cathy) and Adair Watkins (Jamie) completely won me over!

BWW Review: 30 x Ninety's THE BOY IN THE BATHROOMBWW Review: 30 x Ninety's THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM
November 14, 2017

Great title for a show, right? It definitely had me intrigued from the start. When I walked into the 30 x Ninety's intimate little theater (which, by the way, has been souped up since last time I was there raked seating and all) and saw the set, I had a feeling this wasn't going to be anything like what I was expecting. Honestly, I don't even know what I was expecting, but I could tell anything that I could've ever imagined to expect out of a play called THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM was the complete opposite of everything this show would be about. And, I was right.

BWW Interview: THE KING AND I's Kavin PanmeechaoBWW Interview: THE KING AND I's Kavin Panmeechao
November 14, 2017

Opening tonight at the Saenger Theatre is the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic THE KING AND I. It's the story of an English governess who is brought to the court of Siam to educate the king's children and wives at a time when Siam is in danger of Western colonialism and women are still used as a peace offering between nations. With familiar songs like Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, this is a gorgeous show with an incredible message of compassion, compromise, and empowerment that audiences of all ages can learn from and enjoy.

BWW Interview: Brett Thiele Comes Back Home With ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE TourBWW Interview: Brett Thiele Comes Back Home With ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Tour
October 18, 2017

Calling all Parrotheads! This week the musical starting the music of Jimmy Buffett, ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, opens at the Saenger Theatre! If you need to escape reality for a couple of hours, sink your toes in the sand, and breathe in that fresh island air, this is the show for you. As New Orleanians, we have sort of laid claim on Jimmy Buffett, although he is originally from Pascagoula, Mississippi, because over the course of his entire career he has brought his music and lifestyle straight to our hometown.

BWW Review: Southern Rep Theatre Presents Gorgeous Rendition of FUN HOMEBWW Review: Southern Rep Theatre Presents Gorgeous Rendition of FUN HOME
October 6, 2017

I love musicals. I love most all musicals. There's hardly ever a musical I come across that I don't like. For the most part, musicals are usually lively, fun, and lighthearted stories set to upbeat music with killer dance numbers. FUN HOME isn't really that type of musical, but it does happen to be among the musicals that I truly think are going to change the world.

BWW Review: The NOLA Project Presents URINETOWN as Their First Musical in YearsBWW Review: The NOLA Project Presents URINETOWN as Their First Musical in Years
October 3, 2017

Friday night marked opening night of The NOLA Project's first musical in years. What did they choose? URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL of course. What else would/could a cutting edge theatre company who is known for occasionally pushing the envelope invite its audience members to experience other than a perfectly dystopian and a hilariously dark musical about a town whose residents must pay to pee? Yes, you heard that right. Pay. To. Pee.

BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Wows Audiences at Le PetitBWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Wows Audiences at Le Petit
October 2, 2017

Alright y'all, here's the deal. Once in a while I have tickets to a show that I've only vaguely heard of before much less know what it's about. Sometimes I walk out of the theatre shaking my head, but then there's times I walk out of the theatre thinking, 'Ok, why have I never seen this before? Everyone needs to know about this!' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Le Petit Theatre prompted that second reaction out of me.

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT Brings Magic to Audiences at JPASBWW Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT Brings Magic to Audiences at JPAS
September 7, 2017

This past weekend, Jefferson Performing Arts Society(JPAS) in partnership with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra(LPO), created the most magical and beautiful synergy of cinema and music that I have ever experienced. I'm not even exaggerating! I think I can speak for the rest of the audience as well when I say this the very best way (not only way, because it doesn't happen often enough) to experience the world that author J.K. Rowling created. WhileHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stoneplayed on the big screen, the LPO was dressed in black with their instruments held high as they played the ENTIRE score from the very first twinkle to the end credits.

BWW Review: Rivertown Leads Audiences Under the Sea in A Magical Rendition of  Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Review: Rivertown Leads Audiences Under the Sea in A Magical Rendition of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
July 24, 2017

If you need a break from this summer's wet 'n wild weather, swim on over to Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts for some inside fun as you enjoy their last show of the 2016-2016 season: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID.

BWW Interview: Betsy Padamonsky in the Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA!BWW Interview: Betsy Padamonsky in the Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA!
June 5, 2017

Coming to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans beginning tomorrow night is the show that brings us all of the music of ABBA, and all of the energy of a three month old puppy: MAMMA MIA! It tells the story of Sophie, a young woman who is the daughter of a single mother and taverna owner, who is about to get married to the love of her life and embark upon a new journey. She, like other brides, wants her father to walk her down the aisle and give her away, but there's just one problem she doesn't know who her dad is!

BWW Interview: Karen Murphy as Mrs. du Maurier in FINDING NEVERLAND Flies into the Saenger for One Week!BWW Interview: Karen Murphy as Mrs. du Maurier in FINDING NEVERLAND Flies into the Saenger for One Week!
May 10, 2017

This week, through May 14th, the good people of New Orleans have the opportunity to experience the story of Peter Pan like never before. FINDING NEVERLAND gives us an inside look at the life of the beloved story's author, J.M. Barrie, and teaches us not only how he was inspired to write about the boy who could fly, but to learn to fly ourselves!

BWW Preview:  THE BODYGUARD Opens at the Saenger Theatre TonightBWW Preview: THE BODYGUARD Opens at the Saenger Theatre Tonight
April 4, 2017

If you loved the movie The Bodyguard, you're in luck because now there's a stage musical that originated in London that's on tour all across the United States right now, and they're paying New Orleans a visit this week. THE BODYGUARD is opening tonight at the Saenger Theatre, and if you're ready to hear R&B/pop recording artist and actress (Film: Akeelah and the Bee, Hotel Rwanda; Broadway: AIDA, JEKYLL & HYDE) Deborah Cox belt her face off then this is a show you're not going to want to miss out on.

BWW Interview: Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans Brings Original Musical GARDEN to Life for One Week Only!BWW Interview: Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans Brings Original Musical GARDEN to Life for One Week Only!
March 16, 2017

Opening tonight for a 4 day only run in the Schulte Auditorium at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana is a new, original musical produced by Dumb Ox Ministries, and written by Joey Martineck with music by Greg&Lizzy. Joey Martineck is currently studying to be a Catholic priest at Notre Dame Seminary, and was inspired to write a musical modern re-telling of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve when he was listening to the album "To the Dust" that Greg&Lizzy had created about the wonders of human love. Greg&Lizzy are a husband and wife writing and recording artist duo who consider their music a ministry, and wish to share the human experience with others.



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