May

2

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra – Swing in the Park
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs favorites from the past and present in an outdoor concert that promises to be fun for the whole family.  Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

 

3

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – A Special Tribute to the Queen of Soul
Revered funk rock band Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe pays tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.  Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com

 

3-19

Me and My Girl
In 1930s England, common Cockney Bill Snibson discovers he’s the Earl of Hareford and must learn to be posh in this comedy with rousing musical numbers and side-splitting physical humor.  Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com

 

3-4

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
The Denver-based band hits the Saenger on Jazz Fest weekend with their mix of old-school soul and garage rock.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

 

7

Evanescence with Special Guest Veridia
Two-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Evanescence comes to New Orleans on its spring tour.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

 

8-26

Flowers for Halie
New Orleans’ Troi Brechet brings to life singer and civil rights leader Mahalia Jackson in an evening of story and song.  Southern Rep Theatre, 2541 Bayou Road, 523-9857, SouthernRep.com

 

8-26

The Henchman: A Shakespeare Story
Set 15 years after A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this exciting trip into Shakespeare’s magical world focuses on Jacob, the little changeling boy Oberon and Titania fought over many years earlier.  NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park, 302-9117, NOLAProject.com

 

9

Bryan Adams
Listen to Bryan Adams’ classics like “Summer of ’69” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” in Champions Square.  Champions Square, LaSalle St., 587-3663, Champions-Square.com

 

10-26

The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitz, a young pianist fights to keep her dreams and her love of music alive during some of history’s darkest times.  Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

 

11

The New Kids on the Block
– The Mixtape Tour
Relive your glory days from the late 1980s and the early 1990s with pop icons The New Kids on the Block; they’re touring with fellow 80s/90s acts such as Salt N Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany and Naughty by Nature.  Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

 

16 & 18

The Rite of Spring
The final program of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season features Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.  Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com

 

17

Lynyrd Skynyrd & Hank Williams Jr.
Legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd are embarking on their farewell tour with the help of Hank Williams Jr.  Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

 

17-19

Coppelia
This comic ballet tells the tale of a boy who falls in love with a life-sized dancing doll. His girlfriend poses as the doll to win him back.  Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, 731-4700, JPAS.org

 

23

Paul McCartney  – The Freshen Up Tour
Paul McCartney is one of the most influential rock stars in music history, both as a member of the Beatles and in his solo career. He is coming to the Smoothie King Center for one night only.  Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

 

24-25

Cinderella
See the classic Disney fairy tale interpreted by graceful ballet dancers.  Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com

 

24-June 9

How to Kill a Diva
An insufferable soprano nearing the end of her career must contend with a young rival, an old lover and a homicidal chorus in this fun-filled musical romp.  Westwego Performing Arts Theater, 177 Sala Ave., 885-2000, JPAS.org

 

28-June 2

Come From Away
The critically acclaimed musical tells the story of the small town in Newfoundland who welcomed 7,000 people stranded in the wake of 9/11.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com


 

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