Jefferson Performing Arts Society
Jefferson Performing Arts Center | 400 Phlox St. | Metairie | Box office: 504-885-2000.
Westwego Performing Arts Theatre | 177-A Sala Ave. | Westwego | 504-371-3330.
Teatro WEGO! Dinner Theater | 177 Sala Ave. | Westwego | 504.371.3330 | www.jpas.org.
The 34th season of this regional theatre, under the direction of Dennis Assaf, offers a diverse line-up on stages in three locations, plus selected additional venues
(see below). Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.)
“The Hallelujah Girls” (Oct. 21-Nov. 6, Fri.-Sun.) Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Ga., decide to shake up their lives. At Teatro Wego! Theatre.
“Fiddler on the Roof” (Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30), at Jefferson Performing Arts Center. In a little Russian village, a poor dairyman tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community. At Jefferson Performing Arts Center.
“From a Long Way Off” (Oct. 28-Nov. 13, Fri.-Sun.) World premiere. By Jim Fitzmorris. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a family battles the archdiocese over closing a beloved church. At Westwego Performing Arts Theatre.
“A Night of Opera & Broadway” (Nov. 9). A star-studded evening of classic opera and Broadway's biggest hits benefits the main-stage programming
of JPAS. At Dixon Hall, Tulane University.
“A Celtic Christmas” (Dec. 17-18). Danny O'Flaherty and friends celebrate the season with mesmerizing music, fiery dance and storytelling. At Westwego Performing Arts Theatre.
“Dan Goggin's Nunset Boulevard – The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show” (Jan. 6-22). Your favorite Little Sisters take the stage once again, at a bowling alley and lounge. At Teatro Wego! Theatre.
“Hairspray” (Jan. 28, 29, Feb. 4, 5). You can't stop the beat as loveable plus-size Tracy Turnblad wins a spot on a local TV dance program. At Jefferson Performing Arts Center.
“The Bikinis, a Musical Beach Party” (Feb. 24-March 11). Move over Jersey Boys as four inseparable girls relive their heyday, beginning in the summer of 1964. At Westwego Performing Arts Theatre.
“Flanagan's Wake” (March 2-18). The hilarious interactive Irish wake lets you share your own tales or enjoy the stories and songs of others. At Teatro Wego! Theatre.