Performing Arts


January 30-February 4
An American in Paris
This musical about a mysterious French girl and an American soldier falling in love in post-World War II Paris features unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,

John Prine
This world-renowned songwriter, who has written for Johnny Cash, John Denver, Bonnie Raitt and others, is performing for one night only at the Orpheum.  Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530,

Shen Yun
Shen Yun features classical Chinese dance, as well as ethnic, folk and story-based dance with orchestral accompaniment and solo performers.  Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052,

C.S. Lewis – The Most Reluctant Convert
Max McLean brings to life the spiritual journey of C.S. Lewis, who went from being a debunker of religious faith to one of the world’s most respected Christian intellectuals.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,

St. Vincent – Fear the Future Tour
The multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter known as St. Vincent blends soft rock, electropop and jazz influences together in her show.  Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., 272-0865,

The Color Purple
The adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s classic film about the life of a young African-American woman in the South won a 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,

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

22 & 24
From the Big Easy to the Big Apple Glass Orchestral Project – Carnegie Hall
Get a preview of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s exciting Carnegie Hall debut program without the airfare.  Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530,

23-March 18
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and featuring songs from the Disney film, this is the story of the lonely hunchback Quasimodo in 15th century Paris.  Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, 731-4700,

Always … Patsy Cline
This musical is full of down-home country humor, authentic emotion and classic Patsy Cline songs.  The Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943,

Platinum Comedy Tour Featuring Mike Epps
The Platinum Comedy Tour takes over UNO Lakefront Arena for a night of laughs with Mike Epps, Tony Rock, Deray Davis and special guest host Sommore. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7171,

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
in Romeo and Juliette
Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers gets an exotic French twist in this gorgeously original interpretation from renowned choreographer and director Jean-Christophe Maillot.  Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052,

Dead & Company
Original members of the Grateful Dead are touring with John Mayer providing vocals on several Grateful Dead classics.  Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663,



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