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Jenny Ballard discusses upcoming Gala at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview Jenny Ballard discusses upcoming Gala at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - August 05, 2020, New Orleans

With the novel coronavirus keeping theatres dark, audience members wonder what the future may hold for their beloved playhouses. The staff of one such playhouse, Theatre Baton Rouge, has been hard at work these past few months, updating their 75th season and altering their annual gala to fit an enti...
Nathaniel Twarog of NO PANTS SHAKESPEARE - AS YOU LIKE IT at Tennessee Williams Theat Interview Nathaniel Twarog of NO PANTS SHAKESPEARE - AS YOU LIKE IT at Tennessee Williams Theatre Company
by Tara Bennett - April 03, 2020, New Orleans

Fans of The Bard and wearing their sweats at home are in for a treat as the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company brings to you NO PANTS SHAKESPEARE a?" AS YOU LIKE IT....
Connor Lyon of JERSEY BOYS at The Saenger Theatre Interview Connor Lyon of JERSEY BOYS at The Saenger Theatre
by Heidi Scheuermann - March 06, 2020, New Orleans

Get ready, New Orleans, one of the most rockin' shows of the season opens at the Saenger Theatre tonight!  JERSEY BOYS is coming to us for the third time in recent years, and I couldn't be happier.  In the show we learn about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, their rise to stardom, and the work it...
Jason Breaux of FOX ON THE FAIRWAY at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview Jason Breaux of FOX ON THE FAIRWAY at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - February 26, 2020, New Orleans

Ken Ludwig's A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY a?' billed as a?oea charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golfa?? a?' opens Friday night at Theatre Baton Rouge....
Audrey Belle Adams of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Saenger Theatre Interview Audrey Belle Adams of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Saenger Theatre
by Heidi Scheuermann - February 04, 2020, New Orleans

Get ready kids and former kids, for the most magical show we've had at the Saenger Theatre all season!  CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is opening next week, and the cast is ready to take us on a journey to Willy Wonka's candy kingdom....
GUYS AND DOLLS at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview GUYS AND DOLLS at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - January 27, 2020, New Orleans

Theatre Baton Rouge wants local audiences to roll the dice this weekend with their spring musical production of GUYS AND DOLLS running from January 30 through February 2 as part of TBR's Young Actors Program....
Chris Carsten of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Saenger Theatre Interview Chris Carsten of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - December 17, 2019, New Orleans

From the songwriting team behind the smash hit, Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen comes A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL which brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans Dec. 17 - 22....
Tom Flynn of WICKED at Saenger Theatre Interview Tom Flynn of WICKED at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - September 27, 2019, New Orleans

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. With memorable music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a heartwarming book by Winnie Holzman, the production is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguir...
Theatre Baton Rouge Hosts WILDest Party of The Year Interview Theatre Baton Rouge Hosts WILDest Party of The Year
by Tara Bennett - August 12, 2019, New Orleans

Theatre Baton Rouge will proudly present Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY directed by Lily McGill from August 16-25!...
Ashley North of KINKY BOOTS at Saenger Theatre Interview Ashley North of KINKY BOOTS at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - June 03, 2019, New Orleans

Coming soon to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans is KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS). The show runs June 14-16....
Ally Guay of THE EXPLORERS CLUB at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview Ally Guay of THE EXPLORERS CLUB at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - May 03, 2019, New Orleans

The fast-paced Nell Benjamin's comedy THE EXPLORERS CLUB has come to Theatre Baton Rouge and fans of British comedy are in for a real treat....
Jorrel Javier of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL at Mahalia Jackson Th Interview Jorrel Javier of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL at Mahalia Jackson Theatre
by Tara Bennett - April 03, 2019, New Orleans

If you're a fan of the Percy Jackson novels, mark your calendars because lightning will strike the Mahalia Jackson Theatre with the arrival of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL this April....
Lily McGill of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview Lily McGill of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - March 06, 2019, New Orleans

Theatre Baton Rouge will hold a run of PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE opening this Friday, March 8. Before seeing the show, check out our Q&A with the show's director Lily McGill as we learn what it takes to create a spelling bee of a lifetime....
Courtney Murphy of IN THE NEXT ROOM at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview Courtney Murphy of IN THE NEXT ROOM at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - February 11, 2019, New Orleans

It's not every day that sex toys will play any significance in Baton Rouge theatre, but in Sarah Ruhl's play, "IN THE NEXT ROOM, or the Vibrator Play" it's easy to see how its role is quite electric....
Andy Huntington Jones of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Saenger Theatre Interview Andy Huntington Jones of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - February 04, 2019, New Orleans

Like THE BOOK OF MORMON, Andy Huntington Jones is making a triumphant return to New Orleans....
Beth Malone of BROADWAY @ NOCCA at New Orleans Center For Creative Arts Interview Beth Malone of BROADWAY @ NOCCA at New Orleans Center For Creative Arts
by Jenny Bravo - January 29, 2019, New Orleans

Beth Malone is bringing the Fun Home to New Orleans this week at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). Malone, in her first time in New Orleans, will bring her voice to the NOCCA stage alongside Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky....
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - September 30, 2017, New Orleans

It's common knowledge that Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, is a timeless classic which has been read and loved by millions. Many of us have read the book because our middle school English teacher required it, but we discovered we couldn't put it down....
Chloe Marie of HAIR at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview Chloe Marie of HAIR at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - August 17, 2017, New Orleans

The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the rock musical, HAIR and Theatre Baton Rouge is celebrating with a two-week run of the show, opening Friday, August 18, and running through Sunday, August 27....
Kaminsky, Campbell and Reed Are AS ONE, Showing More Lives than a Cat with Opening at New Orleans Opera
by Richard Sasanow - May 31, 2017, New Orleans

You don't have to be transgender, or even an opera-lover, to be moved and haunted by AS ONE, the chamber opera by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed having its local debut June 2 at the New Orleans Opera. It's a work that will reach anyone who has come to terms with growing up, learning...
Mark Cortale, with Seth Rudetsky, Presents Judy Kuhn in 'Broadway In New Orleans' Concert at NOCCA
by Heidi Scheuermann - October 06, 2016, New Orleans

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...