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Performing Arts Calendar

July

Through 2
ESSENCE Festival

“Party with a purpose” with musical acts such as John Legend, Chaka Khan, and Diana Ross, as well as speakers such as Rev. Al Sharpton and filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, (888) 946-9655, Essence.com

7-23
The Tempest

Prospero, wrongly accused and imprisoned for 12 years, sets out for revenge but finds redemption in Shakespeare’s magical masterpiece. Tulane University’s Lupin Theater, 150 Dixon Hall Annex, 865-5106, NewOrleansShakespeare.org

8
Roger Waters Us + Them Featuring Songs from Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters plays classic songs in an immersive sensory experience featuring state-of-the-art audiovisual production and breathtaking sound. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

12
Othello (staged reading)

Shakespeare’s tale of love, jealousy and madness receives a staged reading from some of New Orleans’ finest actors and a few surprise guests. Tulane University’s Lupin Theater, 150 Dixon Hall Annex, 865-5106, NewOrleansShakespeare.org

12
Welcome to Night Vale

See the live version of this twice-monthly podcast featuring community updates for the creepy small town of Night Vale. It is spooky, funny and charming. The Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., 272-0865, CivicNola.com

13
Twelfth Night: Recorded Live at Shakespeare’s Globe

The Tulane Shakespeare Festival will screen a recording of Twelfth Night from London starring Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance. Tulane University’s Lupin Theater, 150 Dixon Hall Annex, 865-5106, NewOrleansShakespeare.org

13-23
The Little Mermaid

Based on the classic
Disney film, the mermaid Ariel yearns to live above the sea and finds romance in this all-ages show. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com

15
The Victory Belles

These delightful ladies serenade audiences with the music of the 1940s, including gems of the WWII era as well as patriotic classics saluting each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943, NationalWW2Museum.org

16
David Blaine

David Blaine, praised by the likes of Penn & Teller and The New York Times for bringing fresh energy into the world of magic, visits New Orleans for one night only. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

19
Debauchery!

In New Orleans’ live, ongoing soap opera’s seventh season, sisters Chanel and Cartier continue their outrageous adventures. The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 522-6545, SouthernRep.com

19
By Any Scenes Necessary

This riotous theatre/improv hybrid sees actors and improvisers recreate
Romeo & Juliet without a script. Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5106, NewOrleansShakespeare.org

25
Idina Menzel

Broadway and Disney superstar Idina Menzel (she sang “Let It Go” from Frozen) will captivate New Orleans audiences as part of her world tour. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

 

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