New Orleans Theater Reviews

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Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Crescent City Stage Photo Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Crescent City Stage
by Tara Bennett - December 18, 2023

In a festive and spirited adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless tale, the iconic miser Ebenezer Scrooge takes center stage in Crescent City Stage’s latest production, A CHRISTMAS CAROL....

Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH Photo Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH
by Tara Bennett - August 01, 2023

Tennessee Williams’ SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, an underrated tale of comebacks and second chances while desperately clinging to the past, is the playwright’s latest steamy, brutal Southern drama to hit the stage in New Orleans....

Review: VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE Delivers Chekhovian Comedy at Its Best Photo Review: VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE Delivers Chekhovian Comedy at Its Best
by Tara Bennett - June 28, 2023

What did our critic think of VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE at Crescent City Stage? The gloom and angst of Chekhovian characters provide funny fodder for Christopher Durang’s VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, now in production through the Crescent City Stage....

Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF brings 'Tradition' to the Saenger Theatre Photo Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF brings 'Tradition' to the Saenger Theatre
by Jenny Bravo - March 01, 2023

A fresh, exciting production of a well-loved musical theatre favorite that is sure to have you mesmerized....

Review: SIX THE MUSICAL at Saenger Theatre Photo Review: SIX THE MUSICAL at Saenger Theatre
by Jenny Bravo - December 08, 2022

Six the Musical is worth losing your head over. Fun, lively (pun intended), and a great dose of her-story. You won't want to miss this one!...

Review: CLOTHES FOR A SUMMER HOTEL at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company Photo Review: CLOTHES FOR A SUMMER HOTEL at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company
by Tara Bennett - September 23, 2022

What did our critic think of CLOTHES FOR A SUMMER HOTEL at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company?...

Review: SUMMER + SMOKE at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company Photo Review: SUMMER + SMOKE at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company
by Tara Bennett - August 15, 2022

Beautiful and compelling; will have you in its grip. An emotionally rich production of an unsung work from Tennessee Williams's canon is making waves through the Crescent City with the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's production of SUMMER + SMOKE....

Review: HAMILTON at Saenger Theatre Photo Review: HAMILTON at Saenger Theatre
by Jenny Bravo - June 24, 2022

What did our critic think? Hamilton is worth the hype and the Anglica Cast brings the energy of this show to life. If you see one show this year, let it be Hamilton....

BWW Review: PORCUPINE at Bywater Wonderland Photo BWW Review: PORCUPINE at Bywater Wonderland
by Tara Bennett - June 02, 2022

Dr. Sigmund Freud is making a return visit to the United States, this time as a literary figure in the immersive theatrical experience, PORCUPINE....

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Saenger Theatre Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - May 20, 2022

It’s time to bust out your favorite pink clothes and sharpen your claws as the Broadway sensation MEAN GIRLS plays at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans this week....

BWW Review: FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company Photo BWW Review: FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company
by Tara Bennett - April 05, 2022

Returning to the stage since the pandemic shutdown is one New Orleans theatre company that has been sorely missed. The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company and their current production of FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS is a comedic romp that will give audiences the best medicine of all....

BWW Review: RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour at The Saenger Theatre Photo BWW Review: RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour at The Saenger Theatre
by Jenny Bravo - November 28, 2021

No matter how many times I see this show, Rent always makes me emotional. This time in particular, though, I was very in my feelings. Blame it on the spectacular cast. Blame it on the fresh feeling of theatre being back. Blame it on the show's content....

BWW Review: GODSPELL's Enigmatic Ensemble Shines at Theatre Baton Rouge Photo BWW Review: GODSPELL's Enigmatic Ensemble Shines at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - November 18, 2021

You only had to hear and see the standing ovation that greeted the curtain call for GODSPELL at Theatre Baton Rouge last Thursday to see what a gift Clay Donaldson has for bringing an ensemble together to have audiences clapping and cheering. It’s a creation of joy in a time when we all could use a ...

BWW Review: HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR at BB's Stage Door Canteen At Photo BWW Review: HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR at BB's Stage Door Canteen At The National WWII Museum
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 31, 2021

When you experience HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, you are treated to an intimate hour and a half of Hedy talking you through her life, and introducing you to all of the important people she met along the way that helped to shape her and the different directions in which she ventured. ...

BWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT Provides Spirited Laughs at Theatre Baton Rouge Photo BWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT Provides Spirited Laughs at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - May 06, 2021

Historically, Noel Coward’s BLITHE SPIRIT has been a regular favorite from the West End to Broadway and beyond, with no signs of stopping after seeing the running production on Theatre Baton Rouge’s stage. Directed by Clay Donaldson, the evening was a welcome respite from the 'real world,' providing...



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