New Orleans Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's ONE ARM is compelling story of loss and salvation BWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's ONE ARM is compelling story of loss and salvation
by Tara Bennett - April 02, 2018

The Tennessee Williams Company's latest production may raise an eyebrow after seeing playwright Moises Kaufman's name attached, but rest assured, ONE ARM is most ardently Tennessee Williams' work. It is the latest production in keeping with the company's mission to bring the rare gems of Williams ca... (more...)
BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA enchants at Saenger Theatre BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA enchants at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - March 20, 2018

Broadway's longest-running production is well over 30 years, but still finds ways to remain incredibly "phantasmic."... (more...)
BWW Review: CABARET steams up at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: CABARET steams up at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - March 19, 2018

The lines between fantasy and reality will blur on the stage of Theatre Baton Rouge as they run the now-classic musical CABARET now through March 25.... (more...)
BWW Review: SHE KILLS MONSTERS lands a crit at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: SHE KILLS MONSTERS lands a crit at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - February 16, 2018

Too often, narratives in geek culture focus on the guys. It fits with the stereotype of what geeks are considered to be. Just some guy covered in Cheeto dust, chugging back a Mountain Dew while locking himself up in his mother's basement to live out a fantasy quest where he defeats a dragon and gets... (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Saenger Theater BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Saenger Theater
by Jenny Bravo - January 31, 2018

Another S'Wonderful night at the Saenger! From the stunning backdrops to the French accents, you may find yourself believing that you're in Paris by the end of the night. 'An American in Paris' is a fantastic review of dance set to the incredible score by George and Ira Gershwin.... (more...)
BWW Review: BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - January 25, 2018

Take five actors, with some nearly three dozen characters, plus a mystery that's playing as melodrama while also playing as a farce, and turn it into a hit show.... (more...)
BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS Brings Holiday Cheer to the Saenger Theatre BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS Brings Holiday Cheer to the Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - December 21, 2017

Although New Orleans doesn't usually get snow for the holidays, the stage production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL is an excellent substitution filled with holiday spirit and cheer.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Bright with Hope at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Bright with Hope at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - December 12, 2017

It's incredibly rare for someone not to know the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. A classic story of redemption, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, lingers in the hearts of everyone, especially those who have special ties to it, such as the team at Theatre Baton Rouge where A CHRISTMAS CAROL, has been a part of their holi... (more...)
BWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company shows playwright's rarity, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES BWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company shows playwright's rarity, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES
by Tara Bennett - December 08, 2017

Running now until December 16, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES is one of Williams' early works, written in 1938. The play's rough edges help to bridge our understanding of how an aspiring Thomas would later become known to the world as Tennessee. Such a rarity is this play that it was not produced until the ... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - November 13, 2017

In pop culture history, nuns have always been campy figures in the imaginations of the masses. But it was the snazzy, jazzy rhythm found within the hit film Sister Act that renewed the popularity seen by the likes of the Flying Nun and the von Trapp family.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - June 21, 2017

Theatre Baton Rouge has enchanted its way into the hearts of audiences once again with their closing production of the 2016-2017 season, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA Says Farewell at Saenger Theatre BWW Review: MAMMA MIA Says Farewell at Saenger Theatre
by Jenny Bravo - June 08, 2017

Say goodbye to Mamma Mia, because after this weekend, it's slipping through our fingers after all. (We'll see.) Grab your girlfriends, a glass of wine, and your platform shoes because you don't want to miss out on the fun of belting out your favorite hits like 'Dancing Queen' and, of course, 'Mamma ... (more...)
BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at Saenger BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - May 11, 2017

Once upon a time, there lived a playwright who never wanted to grow up. And so, he wrote a play about a boy who never does.... (more...)
BWW Review: Hitch a Ride With This MILK TRAIN BWW Review: Hitch a Ride With This MILK TRAIN
by Tara Bennett - March 30, 2017

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans has done Williams canon and New Orleans audiences a tremendous favor by staging the play that was considered the starting point of Williams' decline.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - March 17, 2017

Flawless production makes Drowsy Chaperone a must-see hit... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Saenger BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - March 13, 2017

Pondering a good way to spend time with the baby boomer in your life? Look no further than the current touring production of "BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL," which chronicles the earlier years of King's songwriting career.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION KING Reigns at Saenger Theatre BWW Review: THE LION KING Reigns at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - January 06, 2017

Many throughout the world have seen the iconic story of The Lion King, the 1994 Disney musical animation that has captured the hearts of young and old alike, but to see it on stage is a whole other experience entirely.... (more...)
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Saenger Theatre - Can't Take My Eyes off the Jersey Boys! BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Saenger Theatre - Can't Take My Eyes off the Jersey Boys!
by Jenny Bravo - December 22, 2016

How can one musical contain so many hits? I'll give you a hint: Jersey Boys has the secret recipe. This show is the get-off-your-feet, lipsync-in-your-seat masterpiece that you need to see as soon as possible.... (more...)