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Interview: Mallory Commander of MEAN GIRLS at Rivertown Theaters
by Tara Bennett - July 11, 2024


Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is presenting the regional premiere of the pop culture hit MEAN GIRLS! Get ready to dive into the world of North Shore High with the sharp wit, catchy songs and powerful message about kindness from the hit cult classic by Tina Fey.

Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans to Host Free Reading of Kelley Nicole Girod's A BODY OF WATER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 01, 2024


Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans will host a free reading of Kelley Nicole Girod's play A BODY OF WATER. The play, set during the 2016 Baton Rouge flood, explores themes of family, crisis, and resilience. Learn how to purchase tickets.

NOCCA Foundation Names Adonis Rose As Its Next Executive Director
by Stephi Wild - June 20, 2024


 The NOCCA Foundation has hired acclaimed musician Adonis Rose as its next executive director. The Foundation's board announced Mr. Rose's selection following a months-long national search, which attracted applicants from across the country. 

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans To Present A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by A.A. Cristi - June 18, 2024


The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans (TWTC) will present Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Streetcar Named Desire this summer at the historic Marigny Opera House.

Interview: John Shartzer of CLUE at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - June 17, 2024


Get ready for an unforgettable night of mystery and comedy as CLUE takes the stage at the Saenger Theatre from June 18-23. This theatrical adaptation of the beloved board game promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats with its sharp wit and thrilling twists.

Review: THE CAKE at Crescent City Stage
by Tara Bennett - June 13, 2024


THE CAKE, receiving its regional premiere, is the latest offering from Crescent City Stage and is now running now through June 16th. There are four more chances to experience this rich, emotional cultural reflection, which was a delight for this critic during Pride in Louisiana.

POTTED POTTER- THE UNAUTHORIZED HARRY EXPERIENCE is Coming to the Jefferson Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 07, 2024


After several successful North American tours and over 1,000 performances at Horseshoe Las Vegas, London’s West End hit Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff will play in Metairie, Louisiana! Learn how to purchase tickets.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF & More Set for Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans 10th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 07, 2024


The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans has planned an ambitious season to celebrate its 10th anniversary 2025 season. Learn more about the programming and see how to purchase tickets.

The Bourbon Pub & Parade to Honor Jennifer Coolidge With First 'Golden Ally Award' During 50th Anniversary Celebrations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 07, 2024


The Bourbon Pub & Parade in New Orleans will celebrate its 50th anniversary and June Pride Month by honoring Jennifer Coolidge with the inaugural Golden Ally Award for her support of the LGBTQ+ community.

Betsy Wolfe, The Skivvies & More Set for Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré's 2024-25 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2024


Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré has revealed its 108th season featuring musicals, plays with music, and an award-winning drama. See the full lineup and learn how to purchase tickets.

Review: MRS. DOUBTFIRE at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - May 17, 2024


Get ready to experience the beloved story of MRS. DOUBTFIRE like never before in this heartwarming and hilarious musical adaptation.

JPAS to Offer Dollars For Scholars Scholarships To Theatre Summer Camps
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2024


Jefferson Performing Arts Society is offering scholarships for theatre summer camps to support young talent. Learn more and see how to apply.

JERSEY BOYS Set for FestivalSouth 2024
by Blair Ingenthron - May 11, 2024


This summer, get ready for a throwback to the golden age of rock 'n' roll as FestivalSouth 2024 presents the Tony and Grammy Award-winning sensation, 'Jersey Boys.' Marking the 20th anniversary of its Broadway debut, the show promises to dazzle audiences from May 28 to June 1 at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.

Interview: Tennessee Williams Classics Get A FELT Makeover
by Tara Bennett - May 06, 2024


In an innovative twist on Tennessee Williams, the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company presents a unique creation perfect for anyone who knows how to get to Sesame Street.

HOME'S KITCHEN Will Make New Orleans World Premiere
by Stephi Wild - April 30, 2024


The world premiere of Home's Kitchen, a new play written and directed by Maeve Aurora Chapman about home, passion, and food for the soul, will be presented at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts from June 6-9, 2024.

THE BALLET GOES TO BROADWAY Dance Revue Comes to JPAC in May
by Stephi Wild - April 30, 2024


Jefferson Performing Arts Society will present a dance revue featuring Broadway musical dance favorites conceived, directed, and choreographed by Jefferson Ballet co-director Kenneth Beck with Kimberly Matulich-Beck.

State-Of-The-Art Hologram Interactive is Coming To The Blues Foundation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 29, 2024


A state-of-the-art hologram interactive is coming to The Blues Foundation. Learn more!

Louisiana State University Theatre Presents MARBURG
by A.A. Cristi - April 12, 2024


The acclaimed play Marburg by Guillem Clua will be presented April 12-21 in the Reilly Theatre on the LSU campus.

THE FELT MENAGERIE Comes to The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans
by Stephi Wild - April 10, 2024


The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will be presenting the world premiere live production of The Felt Menagerie, a comedy spoofing tropes and characters from the plays of its namesake playwright Tennessee Williams.

BORN WITH TEETH to be Presented at Le Petit Theatre This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 03, 2024


Le Petit Theatre will present Born With Teeth this month. Learn more about the production and see how to purchase tickets.

NOISES OFF Opens at JPAS This Month
by Stephi Wild - April 03, 2024


The comedy Noises Off is the next Jefferson Performing Arts Society production onstage at Jefferson Performing Arts Center, featuring a cast of nine local performers directed by Harold Heno.

Interview: Jaclyn Bethany of The Fire Weeds with OUTRAGED HEARTS
by Tara Bennett - March 28, 2024


Exciting news is happening in New Orleans for Tennessee Williams enthusiasts. The Fire Weeds, a new female-focused, grassroots theatre company, is currently running their debut production OUTRAGED HEARTS: THE PRETTY TRAP and INTERIOR: PANIC in association with the Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival.

NOISES OFF Opens At Jefferson Performing Arts Center In April
by A.A. Cristi - March 27, 2024


The comedy Noises Off is the next Jefferson Performing Arts Society production onstage at Jefferson Performing Arts Center, featuring a cast of nine local performers directed by Harold Heno. Called “the funniest farce ever written”, it will run for five performances only from April 12 through 21 as part of JPAS's 46th season.

Review: KINGDOM OF EARTH at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company
by Tara Bennett - March 14, 2024


When the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company burst onto the Nola theatre scene in 2015, it sparked excitement and swiftly established itself as a leading authority on the works of the Bard of the South.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Extends Through Early April at Le Petit Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 13, 2024


With a couple of sold-out shows already, and tickets going fast for the rest of the run, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical performances have been extended. Learn how to purchase tickets.


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Girl From the North Country in New Orleans Girl From the North Country
Saenger Theatre (10/15 - 10/20)
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams in New Orleans A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
The Marigny Opera House (7/18 - 8/24)
The Nutcracker Suite in New Orleans The Nutcracker Suite
Dixon Hall, Tulane University (12/8 - 12/8)
Winter Wonderettes in New Orleans Winter Wonderettes
Sullivan Theater (12/6 - 12/15)
Jersey Boys in New Orleans Jersey Boys
Le Petit Theatre (3/13 - 4/6)
Hamilton (Angelica Company) in New Orleans Hamilton (Angelica Company)
Saenger Theatre (4/8 - 4/20)
Giordano Dance Chicago in New Orleans Giordano Dance Chicago
Mahalia Jackson Theater (11/16 - 11/16)
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