Theatre + Art

New Orleans Ballet Association

The New Orleans Ballet Association is the region’s premier presenting and service organization dedicated solely to the art of dance. The dynamic Main Stage season annually features world-class dance companies and artists, covering the gamut of dance from classical to…

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

The orchestra continues its season-long presentation of Ludwig van Beethoven's nine extraordinary symphonies.  www.lpomusic.com Symphonic Tango | Nov. 1, 8 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University. Experience the heat of Latin Grammy-winner Raul Jaurena. Learn to tango at 7 p.m. Brahms…

Children’s Theater

CAST Talent & Theater (Creative Arts of St. Tammany) Abita Springs, La. | 985-590-3645 | www.dramaandmusic.com Directors: Jennifer Harageones Patterson, Shawn Patterson With a mission of raising the level of performance art in St Tammany Parish, CAST teaches theater to…

Multidisciplinary Performing Arts

New Orleans is a magnet for creative talent, including persons interested in such areas as improvisational drama, stand-up comedy and solo musical performance. A number of stages around the city nurture and present such talent on a regular basis. Some…

Theater and Production Companies

Many of the city’s finest actors, directors, playwrights and other creative and technical talent participate in local theater through production companies and other groups that produce and perform on stages throughout the area. The following are snapshots of some of these…

College and University Theater

Area theater audiences benefit greatly from the fact that local students of the arts have ready access to talented and experienced teachers and mentors. Local colleges and universities provide a wide range of academic programs aimed at developing young writers, directors, actors and…

A Demon Oozes Charm

An unlikely musical hit was produced recently at the Marigny Theater by the adventurous To Do Productions. “Thrill Me: The Leopold And Loeb Story,” sets to music the familiar tale of the 1924 random thrill-killing of 14-year-old Bobby Franks by…

The Winter Calendar

NOVEMBER Through the 2nd  Assassins | Fri.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. By Stephen Sondheim, directed by A.J. Allegra. Presented by The NOLA Project (504.304.3753, www.nolaproject.com), this musical features a fresh mix of local and New York talent. Muriel’s…

Shakespeare Festival at Tulane

Founded in 1993, the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, is a professional theater company in residence at Tulane University. Through an annual season of professional plays and arts-in-education outreach programming, this theater company performs the works of William Shakespeare. Upcoming Performances: Mainstage…

Connecting Up Close

Today she might be considered the “first lady” of local cabaret, but Barbara Motley knew she was courting trouble nine years ago when she opened Le Chat Noir Cabaret Theater in the Warehouse District.  At the time, the word “cabaret” conjured…

Rivertown Repertory Theater

Kenner’s award-winning theatre features Broadway musicals, comedies,dramas and command performances in this 300-seat facility. Winner of numerous Big Easy awards and others, the theater showcases great area talent. Upcoming Performances: For updated information call the box office. A pre-show buffet…

Marigny Theater

Marigny Theatre is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Specifically, this organization aims to promote the arts and culture, and provide public instruction that is useful to the community.  Marigny Theatre provides community-based education,…

A Conversation with Diana E.H. Shortes

What sparked your interest in the Baroness Pontalba? I had been working with the Living History Project, which portrays historical characters around the city during holiday seasons. I began researching the Baroness Pontalba and had all this information about this…

Coming Home

Like gifted vagabonds, they’ve traipsed from stage to stage during the past few years with instruments, costumes and equipment in tow. They performed in just about any space that would have them, never stopping in any place long enough to…

le petit theatre du vieux carré

Top-quality productions are the mainstay of the century-old theater, which presents shows and special events on the Main Stage and in Muriel’s Cabaret Theatre. Le Petit recently wrapped up its fall production of the Broadway hit “Rent.” Upcoming Performances: Performances…

Le Chat Noir Cabaret Theater

Le Chat Noir, which opened in 1999 in a renovated 1930’s nightclub space, is an intimate 125-seat theater nestled in the arts district of downtown New Orleans. It is the premiere venue for cabaret-type performance, equally suited to the finest…

Slidell Little Theater

Slidell Little Theatre is an all-volunteer community theater in its 44th season. The theater strives to present Broadway-style shows as well as original plays by local authors. Intending to give back to the community for its support, SLT offers a children’s…

Actor's Theater of New Orleans

Upcoming Performances: For reservations and updated information, call the number above or visit the Web site. The theatre is located on the second floor of the WTIX-FM building at 4539 N. I-10 Service Rd., behind Target at Clearview Mall. Tickets…

Summer Lyrics Theatre at Tulane

A musical theater performing organization based on the campus of Tulane University, Summer Lyric Theatre’s mission is to preserve one of America’s greatest art forms by producing the highest quality musical theater. The theater exists to support and nurture musicians,…

The Alamo Underground

One of New Orleans’ younger theater spaces, The Alamo Underground is an intimate, multi-use space with a commitment to staging new plays by local, emerging artists. Upcoming Performances: Please see Web site or call for updated performance information. Taste |…

Anthony Bean Community Theater

Established in the spring of 2000 to meet the demands of New Orleans-area residents interested in learning and participating in dramatic art, Anthony Bean Community Theater and Acting School is a professional theater company that provides an open-enrollment school for…

Jefferson Performing Arts Center

Bringing world-class entertainment to Jefferson Parish and the surrounding area, the society again offers a diverse mix, as work continues on the new Jefferson Performing Arts Center, located at LaSalle Park on Airline Highway in Metairie. This state-of-the-art performing arts…

A Beautiful Sight

Performing arts activity is always a little frenzied at this time of year, so crowded event calendars come as no surprise. Still, is it just me, or is the action almost over the top? The lineup of theatrical and musical…

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…

First Act Food

In a restaurant town like New Orleans, sometimes the hardest thing about a night out at the theater isn’t scoring tickets to the right show. It’s making a decision about where to eat. There are so many options that audiences…

Southern Rep Theater

Founded in 1986, Southern Rep’s mission is to develop and produce new plays by American playwrights, provide our audience with professional theater of the highest artistic quality and achievement, and establish a creative working environment that nurtures theater professionals. We…

A Conversation with Mike Hartkins

Give us the lowdown on “Side Man.” It’s a show that NOLA Project had approached Mike (Santos) and Ashley (Ricord) about some time ago, to play the parents. It’s about a trumpeter and his group of friends, and how his…

Playmakers Theater

19106 Playmakers Rd. (off Lee Road) | Covington | 985.893.1671www.playmakersinc.com Board of Directors President: Randy Perkins This nonprofit amateur community theater is one of the oldest continually running community theaters in the United States. Its mission is to promote and…

North Star Theatre

347 Girod St. | Mandeville | Box Office: 985.626.1500 | http://northstartheatre.com| Owner and Artistic Director: Lori Bennett The theater company has been in existence since 1986 and was first housed in Covington in a movie house converted into a theater…

Marigny Theatre

1030 Marigny | New Orleans | 504.218.8559 | marignytheatre.org Manager: Timm Holt Marigny Theatre is a nonprofit corporation organized and operatedexclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Specifically, this organization aims to promote the arts and culture, and provide public instruction…