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Performing Arts Calendar

January

4-29
The Lion King
Disney’s classic tale of a young lion avenging his father’s murder and finding his place in the world makes its triumphant premier at the Saenger. The Sanger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

5
Anne-Marie McDermott plays Mozart
World-renowned pianist Anne-Marie McDermott brings her delicate touch to Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 21.” Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOmusic.com

11
Debauchery!
New Orleans’ live, ongoing soap opera enters its seventh season as sisters Chanel and Cartier continue their outrageous adventures. The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 522-6545, SouthernRep.com

13-29
Billy Elliot the Musical
The heartwarming tale of a working class British boy who yearns to express himself through dance comes to Rivertown. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com

13-14
Edgar Meyer and “An American in Paris”
Virtuoso double-bassist Edgar Meyer joins the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra to play Gershwin’s classic “An American in Paris.” Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOmusic.com

20-21
Shen Yun
The name Shen Yun means “the beauty of divine beings dancing.” Audiences experience that with elaborate dance, costumes, animated backdrops and music. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com

20-22
E.T. the Extra Terrestrial: Film with Live Orchestra
Experience Steven Spielberg’s classic like you never have before with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra providing the soundtrack. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOmusic.com

20
Tom Segura: No Teeth No Entry Tour
Comedian Tom Segura tours with the release of his third stand up album, which topped the iTunes and Billboard Comedy charts for consecutive weeks. Civic Theater, 510 O’Keefe Ave., 272-0865, CivicNOLA.com

Jan 26-Feb 12
The Grapes of Wrath
The brand-new Tim Baker theatre at Delgado Community College opens with John Steinbeck’s tale of a desperate family traveling to California in search of a better life during the Great Depression. Delgado Community College’s Tim Baker Theatre, 615 City Park Ave., 302-9117, NolaProject.com

27
Miranda Sings Live … You’re Welcome
Comedian Colleen Ballinger’s character Miranda Sings has become a YouTube phenomenon with over 7 million subscribers. Her parody of self-absorbed singers comes to New Orleans for one night. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com

Jan 27-Feb 12
Jelly’s Last Jam
The Tony-winning musical tells the life story of Jelly Roll Morton, a Creole American who’s often credited for creating jazz in New Orleans’ Storyville neighborhood. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

27-29
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
Through spiritual and earthy dances, Ronald K. Brown tells stories set to Afro-Caribbean and African rhythms. The finale will be set to the music of Stevie Wonder. Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., 522-0996, NOBAdance.com

28
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” Live
PBS favorite “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” brings your children’s favorite characters to the stage in this singing, dancing romp for the whole family. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com

 

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