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Performing Arts Calendar

September

8-24
Guys and Dolls

Based on Damon Runyon’s short stories, this rollicking musical follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he pursues wealth and love in 1930s New York City. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com
 

14 & 16
 “Bolero” with Gershwin’s “Piano Concerto in F”

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the beginning of a new season with a jazzy “Piano Concerto in F” and the ever popular “Bolero.” Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com
 

15
Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!

Screen and stage actor Hal Holbrook brings the celebrated author to life in a one-man show commenting on race, politics, religion and more. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.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
 

15-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
 

15
Hanson – 25th Anniversary Tour

The 1990s pop darlings of “Mmm Bop” fame come to New Orleans for one night only in an all-ages concert. The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., 528-9569, TheJoyTheater.com
 

16
An Evening with Tedeschi Trucks Band

The Grammy-winning 12-piece ensemble led by the husband-and-wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi treats audiences to music filled with blues, soul and rock. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com
 

18
The Accidentals

Named one of Yahoo Music’s Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017, The Accidentals’ indie-folk hybrid comes to New Orleans for one night only. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com
 

22
Old American Songs and Spirituals

Enjoy an evening of traditional American music ranging from composers like Aaron Copland and Scott Joplin to emotional spirituals sung by the New Orleans Black Chorale and Xavier University Chorus. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com
 

23
DJ Soul Sister Presents HUSTLE! at the Ice Pit

One of New Orleans’ longest-running live DJ artists and the host of WWOZ’s “Soul Power” puts on a free show. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com
 

24
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band with Black Pacific

Local blues stars Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ join forces for an exciting night of music from their collaborative album TajMo. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com
 

26
Arcade Fire

The popular Canadian indie-rock band hits New Orleans as part of its tour promoting its new album Everything Now. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7171, arena.uno.edu
 

27
Mac DeMarco

Canadian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mac DeMarco sings warped pop with themes of youth and late-night despair. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com
 

27-October 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
 

28
Outside the Bachs: Wilkins Returns

Thomas Wilkins returns to the LPO to lead a concert featuring Mozart’s exhilarating “Symphony No. 35” and Bach’s “Concerto in C Minor.” Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com
 

29-October 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
 

29 & October 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
 

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