Performing Arts: March
PJ Masks Live: Save the Day
The trio of superheroes from the hit TV series The PJ Masks fight to save the day from sneaky villains in an all-ages performance featuring brand new songs. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com.
Zac Brown Band
The multi-platinum, Grammy-winning country band visits New Orleans as a part of their “Down the Rabbit Hole Tour”. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com.
The Fantastical Imagination
This mystical concert features a number of delightful pieces including Nathan Bates’ “Anthology of Fantastic Zoology” and Lera Auerbach’s “The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie.” Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about the life and times of Alexander Hamilton makes its New Orleans debut. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com.
Based on Tennessee Williams’ one-act play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, this is a dark cat-and-mouse comedy about two rival cotton gin owners’ attempts to seduce a young woman in 1950s Mississippi. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com.
Once on This Island Jr.
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Theater Kids performs this Calypso-infused musical about a girl finding love in a world full of prejudice. Westwego Performing Arts Theater, 177 Sala Ave., 885-2000, JPAS.org.
Into the Woods
Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical weaves the storylines of multiple beloved fairy tales into the same story. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com.
The Irish Tenors
Since 1998, Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan have been captivating audiences around the world. Join them at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center for a once-in-a-lifetime concert. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, 731-4700, JPAS.org.
The American singer-songwriter comes to the Orpheum with his unique blend of rock, folk and soul. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Returning to New Orleans for the first time in almost 10 years, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates 60 years of bringing the African-American experience and dance traditions to the stage. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com.
March 27-April 14
After the death of her Cuban-born mother, New Yorker Zelia comes to terms with her heritage and learns of her great aunt who remained in Cuba out of love for another woman. The play was written by New Orleans native Christina Quintana. Southern Rep Theatre, 2541 Bayou Road, 523-9857, SouthernRep.com.
St. John’s Passion
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra teams with world-renowned vocalists to bring audiences Bach’s musical interpretation of Christ’s Passion in the Gospel of St. John. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com.