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Profiles: 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 regional theater, 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 Bikinis, a Musical Beach Party” (through 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.

“The Light in the Piazza” (March 16-18). The six-time Tony Award-winning work joins the romance of Italy with a passionate love story. At Dixon Hall, Tulane University campus, New Orleans.

“Cinderella” (March 23-April 1). Theatre Kids! presents a musical adaptation of the timeless Disney production. At Westwego Performing Arts Theatre.

“Xanadu” (May 11-27). Follow the journey of magical Greek muse Kira, who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif., in 1980 to inspire a struggling artist. At Westwego Performing Arts Theatre.

“How I Became a Pirate” (April 13-15). Theatre for young audiences presents a new musical adventure based on the children’s book about adventure on the high seas. At Jefferson Performing Arts Center.

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