Performance Calendar






Suddenly Last Summer
As part of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, Southern Rep presents the Williams play about a woman whose wealthy aunt insists she get lobotomized after witnessing her cousin’s death. Southern Rep, location TBA, 522-6545,

“And the Winner Is … An Evening of Movie Magic”
The LPO presents a concert from music from award-winning films including West Side Story, E.T., Indiana Jones, The Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings and more. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., 523-6530;

Measure for Measure
Frederick Mead directs the William Shakespeare play that explores themes of mercy, justice and truth. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529,

Love Letters
Nell Nolan and Dennis Woltering portray friends who share their lives with each other through sweet, funny and thoughtful letters. Proceeds from the shows benefit Bridge House. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460,

When Ya Smilin’
Ricky Graham directs the comedy that waxes nostalgic for 1950s New Orleans through a family who lives in the 9th Ward. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 461-9475,

3 & 15
Lucia di Lammermoor
Donizetti’s most popular work follows the title character’s descent into madness. New Orleans Opera Association, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., 529-3000,

Based on the Irish movie about a romance between two musicians, the Tony Award-winning stage adaptation features an ensemble cast that plays instruments onstage. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,

Mahler Symphony No. 4
Clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester performs alongside director Carlos Miguel Prieto and the LPO in a concert that begins with Franch-Ballester’s interpretation of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, followed by Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, featuring soprano Angela Mannino. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., 523-6530;

The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)
The Massachusetts-based theater company Double Edge Theater presents the regional premiere of the play, a kaleidoscope of circus arts, vaudeville and magical realism depicting major events of the 20th century. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800,

March 20. March 29, April 2-4
Dinner With Friends
In Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize- winning play, a couple nearing middle-age learn their best friends are divorcing. Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081,

Pierrot Lunaire: Chamber Music
The concert begins with Schoenberg’s arrangement of Johann Strauss Jr.’s “Emperor Waltz,” followed by a performance of his musical drama, “Pierrot Lunaire.” Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., 523-6530;

Union Tanguera: Nuit Blanche
The French/Argentinean ensemble of seven tango dancers and a quartet of Buenos Aires musicians reimagine traditional tango in this sexy show. New Orleans Ballet Association, Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA, 522-0996,

Baroque Mass: Outside the Bachs
The LPO presents Bach’s “Mass in B Minor,” considered to be one of the greatest musical works.  Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, First Baptist Church, 5290 Canal Blvd., 523-6530;

MASNO Piano Concerto Showcase
The LPO and Musical Arts Society of New Orleans’ concert features the top-placing medalists of the 2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Loyola University’s Roussel Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 523-6530;



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