Heidi Scheuermann

Heidi Scheuermann

Heidi is living her dream of teaching high school theatre by day and writing about theatre by night.  She spends her free time shopping, traveling, reading, and singing in the shower.  Heidi loves ballet and musical theatre, and is constantly looking for ways to indulge her inner geek.  These are a few of her favorite things:


Musicals - Next to Normal, Wicked, Newsies, Oklahoma

Plays - Peter and the Starcatcher, You Can't Take it With You

Books - Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Outsiders

Movies - Pirates of the Caribbean, Mary Poppins, Dead Poets Society

Television - Chuck, NCIS, Ugly Betty, White Collar

Music - pop, rock, and showtunes




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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 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 Review: Southern Rep Theatre Presents Gorgeous Rendition of FUN HOMEBWW Review: Southern Rep Theatre Presents Gorgeous Rendition of FUN HOME
Posted: Oct. 6, 2017


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


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.

BWW Interview: Liam Tobin and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Open at the Saenger TheatreBWW Interview: Liam Tobin and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Open at the Saenger Theatre
March 7, 2017

Tonight at the Saenger Theatre we will be treated to a week long stay of recent Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Lots of us know Carole King's music, but how many of us know how she became the musical legend that she is today? This show takes us through her young life as a budding artist, and all of the trials and tribulations she faces as she finds her way in the music world. This is not one to miss, folks!

BWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT Leaps Into to RivertownBWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT Leaps Into to Rivertown
January 17, 2017

This weekend marked the first weekend in a three-weekend run of BILLY ELLIOT at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. It's not very often that I walk into a theater to see a show that I know little to nothing about, and it's usually a nice surprise. This production was no exception. If you're like me and have no prior knowledge on what BILLY ELLIOT is about other than dancing, rest assured that along with wonderful dancing comes a very touching story about a boy who is trying to pursue his newfound dream while earning his father's affection during a very trying time in history. In other words, expect to be impressed.

BWW Interview: Jennifer Theriot Brings Her Talents to New Orleans with THE LION KINGBWW Interview: Jennifer Theriot Brings Her Talents to New Orleans with THE LION KING
January 5, 2017

This week one of the most beloved Disney stories of all time opens at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. THE LION KING tells the story of Simba, a little lion who returns to his home to take his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. With colorful music written by Elton John and Tim Rice, choreography by Garth Fagan, and direction by Julie Taymor, the story comes to life on stage like nothing that's ever been seen before. Beautiful costumes, masks, and puppets that the actors use make for a gorgeous production and magical experience for the audience.

BWW Interview: New Orleans Welcomes Home Leslie Rochette in JERSEY BOYSBWW Interview: New Orleans Welcomes Home Leslie Rochette in JERSEY BOYS
December 15, 2016

Returning to New Orleans this week is the musical that made the world fall in love with the Four Seasons all over again, JERSEY BOYS. First a superstar boy group from Jersey, then a hit musical, next a movie, and now we're getting to see the show once again on tour! Whether you realize it or not you know the music, so come see the story behind the music where all the "magic" happened.

BWW Review: Rivertown Brings a Bit of History to life with 1776BWW Review: Rivertown Brings a Bit of History to life with 1776
December 14, 2016

The timing of Rivertown's production of 1776 couldn't have been more perfect. Just in time for the 2016 Presidential Election, audiences were reminded why despite all of the let's call it shenanigans surrounding this election, 240 years ago our founding fathers decided to write and sign a declaration that would free our country from being under Britain's rule.

BWW Interview: Broadway at NOCCA Welcomes Gavin CreelBWW Interview: Broadway at NOCCA Welcomes Gavin Creel
December 12, 2016

I'm so thrilled to say that on Thursday evening one of my biggest inspirations, Gavin Creel, along with Seth Rudetsky will be presenting a concert at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. I'm even more thrilled to say that I had the unique opportunity to hold him hostage on the phone for nearly half an hour to talk about his life, career, and some burning questions that I just had to have answered.

BWW Interview: Mark Cortale, with Seth Rudetsky, Presents Judy Kuhn in 'Broadway In New Orleans' Concert at NOCCABWW Interview: Mark Cortale, with Seth Rudetsky, Presents Judy Kuhn in 'Broadway In New Orleans' Concert at NOCCA
October 6, 2016

Lucky for all of us here in New Orleans, Mark Cortale is again bringing his Broadway in New Orleans series to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) beginning tonight at 7:30pm. The first concert of the 2016-2017 series features an actor/singer who you may know from any number of Broadway shows such as LES MISERABLES, SHE LOVES ME, and most recently FUN HOME. Or, if you grew up in the 90s like me, you may know her as the barefoot running, Native American, Disney princess Pocahontas. Is "Colors of the Wind" anyone else's go-to road trip jam?



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