Theatre + Art

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…

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…

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…

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carré

616 St. Peter St. (on Jackson Square in the French Quarter) | New Orleans504.522.2081 | www.lepetittheatre.com Executive Artistic Director: Sonny Borey Top-quality productions are the mainstay of the century-old theater, which presents shows and special events on the Main Stage…

Le Chat Noir Cabaret Theater

715 St. Charles Ave. (between Poydras and Julia Streets) | New Orleans | Box Office: 504.581.5812 | cabaretlechatnoir.com Proprietor and Artistic Director: Barbara Motley Le Chat Noir, which opened in 1999 in a renovated 1930’s nightclub space, is an intimate…

Jefferson Performing Arts Center

Box office: 1118 Clearview Parkway | Metairie | 504.885.2000 | www.jpas.org Founder, Executive/Artistic Director: Dennis G. Assaf Celebrating 31 years of bringing world-class entertainment to Jefferson Parish and its surrounding areas, JPAS once again offers a diverse and exciting mix…

Anthony Bean Community Theater

1333 South Carrollton Ave. | New Orleans | 504.862.7529www.anthonybeantheater.com Artistic director: Anthony Bean 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…

The Alamo Underground

1547 Crete St. | New Orleans | 504.481.4091 | www.alamounderground.org Artistic director: Gabrielle Reisman One of New Orleans’ newer venues, The Alamo Underground is anintimate, multi-use space with a commitment to staging new playsby local, emerging artists. Upcoming Performances:Please see…

Actor's Theatre of New Orleans

4539 N. I-10 Service Rd. | Suite 200 | Metairie | 504.456.4111www.actorstheatreofneworleans.com Artistic director/CEO: René J.F. Piazza The mission of the Actor’s Theatre of New Orleans is to provide qualityentertainment through a variety of theatrical productions while showcasing local talent.…

A Conversation with: Gabrielle Reisman

Illinois native Gabrielle Reisman was taking a break from classes at Loyola University of Chicago when realized she “really wanted to go to New Orleans.” She made the move in 2005, founded theater-in-a-basement The Alamo Underground, and this past May…

A Conversation with: Gary Rucker

After three years as resident director at Rivertown Repertory Theatre, Gary Rucker recently co-founded production company FourFront Theatre with Kelly Fouchi, Lucas Harms and Megan Harms. The company presents three regional premieres this season at Southern Rep Theatre: “Gutenberg! The…

Rockin’ Duo: The Bard Meets the King

When Shakespeare meets rock ’n’ roll, worlds collide and explode into a multitude of dramatic possibilities. A stage set can look like a cross between the Globe Theatre and the inside of a space ship. And the carnival-like setting of…

Spectator Chic

Singers and actors may have to combat performance anxiety, but audience members can suffer from a worry of their own: what to wear for that night out. Showing up radically over- or underdressed at a play or concert can take…

Audiobiography: Louisiana Philharmonic Explores Beethoven

He is one of the most revered and studied composers of all time, and his music is among the most frequently performed. Yet admirers believe there is always more to learn from and about Ludwig van Beethoven.Local audiences have an unusual…

Where Life and Drama Converge: Anthony Bean Theater

Thirteen-year-old actor Tony Felix probably never thought the day would come when he would sport high-heeled platform boots, psychedelic vest and long wig while singing and gyrating to Rick James’ disco-era smash hit “Superfreak.” But that’s what he did every…

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…

Big Hearts Take to the Stage

Something about performing artists seems to make them particularly sensitive to the hardships of other people. They will share their precious time and talents at the drop of a hat if it appears that doing so may help others.So it…

Jason Kirkpatrick

If the city’s established theaters are New Orleans’ version of the Great White Way, then the independent production companies are our Off-Broadway, more apt to present new, cutting-edge theater. InSideOut Productions recently solidified itsposition as an independent theatrical force with…

Autumn Performance Calendar

All performance information is subject to change. For updated times, dates, locations and ticket prices, please check the Web sites or call the box office phone numbers listed here.NOTE: Productions designated with a star (    ) are new, original works.…

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…