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: Eddie Noel plays Jos? Fajardo in ON YOUR FEET! THE MUSICAL National Tour Headed to New OrleansBWW Interview: Eddie Noel plays Jos? Fajardo in ON YOUR FEET! THE MUSICAL National Tour Headed to New Orleans
Posted: Nov. 27, 2018


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BWW Interview: Marisol Montalvo and Jeff Roberson Open Up About the World of Opera and Their Show MAD SCENE Coming to Broadway at NOCCABWW Interview: Marisol Montalvo and Jeff Roberson Open Up About the World of Opera and Their Show MAD SCENE Coming to Broadway at NOCCA
Posted: Oct. 30, 2018


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 Interview: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Emma GrimsleyBWW Interview: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Emma Grimsley
Posted: Mar. 16, 2018


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: Jeremy Benton Brings the Magic of WHITE CHRISTMAS To New OrleansBWW Interview: Jeremy Benton Brings the Magic of WHITE CHRISTMAS To New Orleans
Posted: Dec. 19, 2017


BWW Interview:  Lenne Klingaman is Dawn in National Tour of WAITRESSBWW Interview: Lenne Klingaman is Dawn in National Tour of WAITRESS
Posted: Jun. 12, 2018


BWW Interview: Jay Paranada is Evil Sidekick Iago in Disney's ALADDINBWW Interview: Jay Paranada is Evil Sidekick Iago in Disney's ALADDIN
Posted: Oct. 4, 2018


BWW Interview: Eddie Noel plays Josť Fajardo in ON YOUR FEET! THE MUSICAL National Tour Headed to New Orleans
November 27, 2018

An incredibly talented creative team decided that the world knows the music, but it's about time we learned the story of the people behind the music. ON YOUR FEET! THE MUSICAL gives us a glimpse into the hardships and obstacles Gloria and Emilio had to overcome in their lives to pursue their passion for their music, and to become the best of the best at what they do.

BWW Interview: Marisol Montalvo and Jeff Roberson Open Up About the World of Opera and Their Show MAD SCENE Coming to Broadway at NOCCABWW Interview: Marisol Montalvo and Jeff Roberson Open Up About the World of Opera and Their Show MAD SCENE Coming to Broadway at NOCCA
October 30, 2018

Opera isn't my go-to art form, I'll admit it. In fact, I don't know many people who truly appreciate opera music nor do they understand what it actually takes to become a successful opera singer. It's an art that often goes unnoticed because of the stereotypes that it is long, boring, difficult to understand, unrelatable, and only for old, rich people. But if music is a universal language, and I truly believe this to be true, then why do we insist that we cannot understand and then listen to all forms of music except for this one? I recently had the honor of speaking with two artistswho are radically trying to change the scene, and make opera music accessible toeveryone.

BWW Interview: Madison Micucci Keeps it Real in SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL Opening at the Saenger Theatre This Week!BWW Interview: Madison Micucci Keeps it Real in SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL Opening at the Saenger Theatre This Week!
October 28, 2018

I love movies. I love funny movies. And I especially love quoting funny movies. School of Rock is one of those movies for my family and me. We absolutely love it. I think we may laugh harder the more times we watch it. It just doesn't get old. And now, it's a musical! I mean, does it get better than this?!

BWW Interview: Jay Paranada is Evil Sidekick Iago in Disney's ALADDINBWW Interview: Jay Paranada is Evil Sidekick Iago in Disney's ALADDIN
October 4, 2018

I remember the first time I saw Disney's Aladdin in the movie theatre as a kid. I was only 4 years old, and I was both mystified, entertained, in love with the music, and terrified. So much wrapped up into one movie! A street rat who at heart is a really good guy, but just a little lost and trying to find his place in the world. A princess who teaches us that all the money and comforts in the world don't necessarily bring you joy and that we should always stand up for ourselves. A Genie who grants wishes and ultimately earns his freedom. An evil sorcerer and his trusted sidekick who want nothing more than to rule the world and destroy anyone in their path. But also, there's amazing music and lots of dancing. How could you NOT love this story?!

BWW Interview:  Lenne Klingaman is Dawn in National Tour of WAITRESSBWW Interview: Lenne Klingaman is Dawn in National Tour of WAITRESS
June 12, 2018

Sugar, butter, flour! Sara Bareilles' musical WAITRESS opens at the Saenger Theatre tonight! It's about a young woman named Jenna who works at a bakery and is trying to figure out her life. She's in an abusive marriage, finds out she's pregnant, and it forces her to take a look at what she really wants. With the help of her best friends, an unexpected romance with a doctor, and a pie-baking contest her future starts to look a whole lot brighter.

BWW Review: Bryan Batt Gives Heavenly Performance in AN ACT OF GOD at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux CarreBWW Review: Bryan Batt Gives Heavenly Performance in AN ACT OF GOD at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
June 11, 2018

AN ACT OF GOD gives quite a twist to religion as we know it. God decides to set the record straight and tell us what he really thinks about the 10 commandments, and gives us a few... we'll call them "edits." Apparently, us humans have distorted what God actually meant when he originally wrote his top 10, and he feels the need at this time in history to explain to clear some things up and tell us what he really expects of us.

BWW Review: JPAS Takes Flight with CATCH ME IF YOU CANBWW Review: JPAS Takes Flight with CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
May 2, 2018

Nearly 10 years after the movie, some geniuses decided to turn the show into a Broadway musical starring Aaron Tveit and Norbert Leo Butz. Honestly, what more do we need in life? While the show didn't have a long run on Broadway, it is now being played in regional theatres, and the New Orleans area was lucky enough to have the opportunity to experience the fun at Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS).

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.



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