Performing Arts


The Battle for New Orleans

A neighborhood protection organization fights against an upscale food court masquerading as a community market in New Orleans. St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center, 2045 Constance St., 302-9118,

The Odd Couple

Ricky Graham adapts Neil Simon’s classic comedy about mismatched roommates with a twist: there will be a male version and a female version in the same show. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475,

3 & 5
Pops Specials: Star Wars and Beyond – the Music of John Williams

John Williams has composed some of the most memorable scores in film history and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is paying tribute to his work. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530,

The Last Five Years

This story follows five years of a marriage between Cathy and Jamie, alternating perspectives between the two lovers. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081,

Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape Tour

Grammy-nominated comedian and New York Times bestselling author is traveling the world with his unique brand of humor. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,

Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine brings its low-key, cinematic songs to the Joy for one night only. The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., 528-9569,

So You Think You Can Dance? – Season 14 Tour

Catch your favorite dancers from the hit TV show “So You Can Think You Can Dance?” in person at this high-energy show. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,

Jay-Z 4:44 Tour

Legendary rapper Jay-Z has sold over 100 million records worldwide and 13 consecutive No. 1 albums. He will be in New Orleans for one night only. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663,

Old Crow Medicine Show

The renowned American string band Old Crow Medicine Show will be performing its new album 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde in its entirety. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530,

The International Arts Music Series

This is the start of a new music series featuring a curated lineup of New Orleanian and international artists with an emphasis on highlighting multiple genres. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530,

10 & 12
Orpheus in the Underworld

The New Orleans Opera Association presents this comic opera about the life of everyman Orpheus. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052,

The King And I

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical is a love story between a British school teacher and the King of Siam in 1860s Bangkok. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,


New Orleans’ live, ongoing soap opera continues with sisters Chanel and Cartier’s outrageous adventures. Church of Yoga NOLA, 1480 N. Rocheblave St., 522-6545,

16 & 18
Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique”

Guest conductor Karina Canellakis returns to the LPO to lead the orchestra in performing Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Strauss. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530,

Colin Quinn

MTV, “Saturday Night Live” and Comedy Central veteran funnyman Colin Quinn performs. Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., 272-0865,

29-Dec. 23
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Revisit your favorite Jane Austen characters in time for the holidays as Mary Bennet looks for love. Southern Repertory Theatre, Location TBD, 522-6545,



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