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seasoned performances

World-class performances on local stages no longer take New Orleans audiences by surprise. That’s because we have come to expect the best from our theater and performing arts organizations. They have demonstrated over and over their commitment to excellence, and…

classical performances, gala events

Spring strikes a festive note in classical arts organizations as they add galas and special events to their line-up of concerts before taking their customary summer break. New Orleans Opera closes its season with a powerhouse drama, “Der fliedengre Hollander,”…

front & center

Some local theater companies that formed during the past few years have quickly become staples of New Orleans’ dramatic scene. Here’s what a few of them have lined up.NEW ORLEANS FINALLY got its very own Fringe Festival last year, and…

Tax Breaks Lure ‘White Noise’

More than 18 months after the governor signed a measure enabling lucrative tax breaks for live entertainment productions that debut in Louisiana, the law is not yet functioning. But a potential beneficiary of the act is waiting in the wings.A…

Highlights of the Winter Season

The concept took root six decades ago in Edinburgh, Scotland, where independent theater folks — many of whom had been shoved to the fringes of mainstream theater in hot arts centers like London — got together to showcase their own…

Highlights of the Autumn Season

Don’t Miss It: ‘Rent’It’s had 12 years on Broadway, but for the many people who have not hada chance to see it — or want to catch it again — good news: The ground-breaking musical phenomenon “Rent” is available in…

Scenes from the 2008 Storer Boone Awards Celebration

Barbara Motley, “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont Ricky Graham, Angela Papale, Blake Balu Kathy Randels Leslie Limberg, Leon Contavesprie, Kelly Fouchi   Michael Sullivan, Dane Rhodes, Sonny Borey Carolyn Casey Barrois, Cecille Casey Covert Sean Glazebrook, A.J. Allegra, Kathleen Tarwater, Andrew Larimer…

Theater’s Crème de la Crème

The theater faithful showed their best stuff on a recent April evening. They picked their way across a New Orleans Police Department-Secret Service obstacle course (set to secure the presence of President George Bush at a summit in Gallier Hall)…