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4-22
Don Quixote
The NOLA Project mounts ensemble member Pete McElligott’s new adaptation of Don Quixote that has Quixote instructing the audience on how life should be lived. The NOLA Project, NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, NolaProject.com

5
Fidelity’s Concerts in the Park: Swing in the Park
The casual outdoor concert features a varied program with a lot of familiar favorites.  Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

6-22
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Gary Rucker directs the musical about an ambitious man who rises from window washer to chairman of the board of a big company. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com

7
Che Malambo
The Argentinian company celebrates the unique South American cowboy traditions of the gaucho with percussive dance and music. New Orleans Ballet Association, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., 522-0996, NOBAdance.com

12
Beethoven’s Fifth
The concert features eight of the LPO’s finest musicians, culminating in a performance of Beethoven’s seminal work. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

14
The Music of ABBA
Arrival from Sweden, “the world’s most popular ABBA tribute band,” joins the LPO for a night of hits from the 1970s-’80s pop group. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

14-15
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The two-act ballet is choreographed to Felix Mendelssohn’s music to Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie, 885-2000, JAPS.org

20
A Hero’s Life
LPO concludes the season with a concert exemplifying musical heroism: a piece composed by LPO Principal Bassist David Anderso, Edouardo Lalo’s “Symphonie espagnole,” and “Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life),” by Richard Strauss. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

May 25-June 9
Wicked
The hit musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Oz, beginning before and continuing after Dorothy’s arrival in Oz from Kansas. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

 

 

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