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Performing Arts

October

1
Once On This Island

This one-act musical uses elements of Romeo & Juliet and The Little Mermaid to tell a story about love between members of different social classes. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

1
Hello, Dawlin’!

All of your favorite Broadway shows are done New Orleans style (“Phantom of the Okra,” “My Fair New Orleans Lady” and more!) in this comic spectacular. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com

Through 22
Fun Home

After her father’s sudden death, graphic novelist Alison explores her past to discover the story of the man who shaped her life in this moving, Tony Award-winning musical. Southern Repertory Theatre, Location TBD, 522-6545, SouthernRep.com

Through 14
Urinetown

This irreverent Tony Award-winning musical satire tells the story of a dystopian city where a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. UNO’s Robert E. Nims Theatre, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, 302-9117, NOLAProject.com

6
The Comedy Get Down

Comedians and film/TV stars Cedric “The Entertainer,” Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez come together for the comedy event of the year. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

6-15
Chicago the Musical

In the roaring 1920s, Roxie Hart murders her lover and is sent to death row where she and fellow murderess Velma Kelly vie for headlines and the spotlight.
Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, 731-4700, JPAS.org

6-7
Ponderosa Stomp 13

The Ponderosa Stomp celebrates the raw, emotional energy of American music, ranging from country Creole to soul to rock ’n’ roll. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com

6 & 8
Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo Pagliacci

The New Orleans Opera Association presents this double bill of two of opera’s most gripping tragedies. The Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052

8-9
A Man and His Prostate

Ed Asner stars a man who goes on a journey of pain, anatomy and laughter in this story of a hilarious visit to the hospital. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

11
Debauchery!

New Orleans’ live, ongoing soap opera continues as sisters Chanel and Cartier continue their outrageous adventures. Church of Yoga NOLA, 1480 N. Rocheblave St., 522-6545, SouthernRep.com

12
Champions of Magic

Coming from London’s West End, these world-class illusionists are here to give you a spectacular night of mystery, magic and illusion. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com

13
In this Moment: Half God/Half Devil Tour

The alternative metal band In This Moment comes to town to for a night of goth rock. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com

15
Herbie Hancock

WWOZ and the Orpheum presents groundbreaking jazz musician and former Miles Davis bandmate Herbie Hancock. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com

17
Roadcase Royale – Featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart and Liv Warfield

Fans of 1980s rock can check out two acclaimed singers in a one-night only show. The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., 528-9569, TheJoyTheater.com

20
Beethoven Violin Concerto with Mendelssohn’s “Reformation”

The passion of Beethoven’s violin concerto is followed by the dignified energy of Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 5.” Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com

21
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour

International pop superstar and Grammy Award-winner Bruno Mars hits New Orleans in his first full-length tour since 2013. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

20-28
Escape to Margaritaville

Enjoy original songs and Jimmy Buffett classics in this tale of a part-time singer and bartender named Tully whose heart is stolen by a beautiful career-minded tourist. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

27
Prieto Conducts DvoRák’s “Symphony No. 7”

Award-winning cellist Pablo Ferrandez makes his U.S. debut with a solemn performance of a deeply personal composition. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com

 


 

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