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Performing Arts Calendar

October

5-23
Airline Highway
Southern Rep presents a production of Lisa D’Amour’s Pulitzer Prize finalist play in collaboration with the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre. In the play, a motley crew of New Orleanians come together to celebrate the life of burlesque performer Miss Ruby.  Southern Rep Theater, UNO’s Nims Theatre (Performing Arts Center building, UNO Lakefront Campus), 522-6545, SouthernRep.com

7 & 9
Don Giovanni
Kicking off the New Orleans Opera Association’s macabre 2016-’17 season, the Mozart thriller explores the disturbing dichotomy of a ladies man who could be a charmer or a sociopath. New Orleans Opera Association, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 529-3000, NewOrleansOpera.org

13
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
The season’s first concert of the Beethoven and Blue Jeans series includes Nicolai’s “Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Beethoven’s “Overture to Corolian” and Korgold’s “Overture to Much Ado About Nothing.” Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

15
Grupo Corpo
Founded by the brother team of artistic director Paulo and choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras, the Brazilian contemporary ensemble fuses ballet, modern and hip-swiveling Brazilian dance styles. New Orleans Ballet Association, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 522-0996, NOBADance.com

20
4000 Miles
Beau Bratcher directs James Bartelle as a young man seeking solace from his feisty 91-year-old grandmother, played by Carol Sutton, in her New York apartment after a cross-country bike trip. The NOLA Project, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 302-9117, NOLAProject.com

21
Dvovák Symphony No. 8
Guest conductor Thomas Wilkins and saxophonist James Carter join the LPO for the concert blending old and new. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

28-29
Brahms Requiem
The program features reflective works by Brahms, Barber and Ravel. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

Nov. 1
Funny Girl
Butch Caire directs the classic musical about beloved comedienne Fanny Brice. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, 885-2000, JPAS.org

 

 

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