The Inaugural “Curtain Call Ball” allowed Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré to continue its mission: To embrace the work of the city’s professional artists both onstage and backstage and to nurture up-and-coming talent with educational and outreach programs.

Event Co-Chairs included longtime supporters Shon Baker, Kay McArdle, Brenda Moffitt and Kathleen Van Horn. Kay Favrot served as Honorary Chair.

The event was held at the iconic antique theatre and Dickie Brennan’s Tableau restaurant. The open space and courtyard provided a beautiful setting for mingling, support and fun for the patrons. The theatre offered entertainment throughout the evening, including music and theatre. Performers included David Torkanowsky & Friends (George French, Roger Collins, Roderick Paulin’s and Shannon Powell) and Idella Johnson performed both solo and with The Big Easy Babes, a trio comprised of Idella Johnson, Whitney Mixon and Ashley Rose Bailey.

The evening program was offered in the form of a fan that patrons used to bid on auction items announced by Artistic Director Maxwell Williams. Key auction items included festival admissions, meals prepared by local celebrity chefs and even cameo appearances on the Le Petit stage for next winter’s Sleeping Beauty.

Over 225 patrons in attendance ranged from philanthropists, theatre patrons, season ticket holders and Drawing Room Players, actors, and theatre enthusiasts. The evening concluded with dancing to the sounds of Motown and R&B favorites.  


What: “Curtain Call Ball,” benefiting Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré
When: Friday, September 11
Where: Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré and Tableau Restaurant