24 Things To Do in New Orleans This November

Patti LuPone


Earlier this year Seth Rudetsky, the chatty host of SiriusXM Radio’s “Seth’s Big Fat Broadway,” hosted the “Broadway at NOCCA” series that brought such divas as Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Megan Mullally, Audra McDonald and Megan Hilty to the performing arts school for concerts and live interviews – sort of like a more gossipy version of “Inside the Actors Studio.” Last month the series returned with “30 Rock” star Jane Krakowski, and LuPone takes the NOCCA stage again on Nov. 16. The Tony Award-winner starred in original productions of Evita and Les Miserables, and in revivals of Gypsy and Sweeney Todd, and she appears in the New Orleans-themed and shot “American Horror Story: Coven.” The rest of the series features Charles Busch, Christine Ebersole and Foster. Information, BroadwayNola.com

On the Fringe

Mainstream theater options abound these days in New Orleans, with a recent crop of beloved theaters resurrecting. But during the New Orleans Fringe Festival, Nov. 20-24, you’ll find theater in stranger places: backyards, deconsecrated churches, living rooms and the back room of a karaoke bar. The annual celebration of avant-garde theater – which also has shows at more traditional venues, mostly in the Marigny/St. Claude area – includes 77 shows in everything from dance to puppetry, as well as a parade, a yard art tour and family-friendly fare. A “Free-For-All” area features free activities and shows. Information, NoFringe.org

Nov. 1-16. Harvey, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. Information, RivertownTheaters.com

Nov. 5. “So You Think You Can Dance” Tour, Saenger Theatre. Information, SaengerNola.com

Nov. 7-10. Sesame Street Live! Can’t Stop Singing, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, Arena.uno.edu

Nov. 8-10. NOBA presents “India Jazz Suites,” NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall. Information, NobaDance.com

Nov. 8-23. Hair, Le Petit Théâtre. Information, LePetitTheatre.com

Nov. 9. 1964 The Tribute, Beatles tribute concert. Information, SaengerNola.com

Nov. 9. Drake, Miguel and Future in concert, New Orleans Arena. Information, NewOrleansArena.com

Nov. 12. Bonobo in concert, Civic Theatre. Information, CivicNola.com

Nov. 12-18. The New Movement presents Hell Yes Fest comedy festival, various locations. Information, HellYesFest.com

Nov. 13-24. Southern Rep presents Pride and Prejudice, Ursuline Academy. Information, SouthernRep.com

Nov. 14-24. The NOLA Project presents Oregon Trail, AllWays Lounge & Theatre. Information, NOLAProject.com

Nov. 15. Rihanna in concert, New Orleans Arena. Information, NewOrleansArena.com

Nov. 15-16. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Presents “Music of the Doors,” Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, LPOMusic.com

Nov. 15-16. Menopause: The Musical, Harrah’s New Orleans. Information, HarrahsNewOrleans.com

Nov. 16. Bill Maher, Saenger Theatre. Information, SaengerNola.com

Nov. 15-17. New Orleans Opera Association presents Noah’s Flood, Trinity Episcopal Church. Information, NewOrleansOpera.org

Nov. 17. Celtic Thunder, Saenger Theatre. Information, SaengerNola.com

Nov. 19-24. Ghost: The Musical, Saenger Theatre. Information, SaengerNola.com

Nov. 24. Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, Oak Street. Information, PoBoyFest.com

Nov. 29-Dec. 29. A Victory Belles Swingin’ Christmas, National World War II Museum. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org

Nov. 30-Dec. 1. New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker, Loyola University, Roussel Hall. Information, nobt.org

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