Performing Arts

April

Through April 1
Tennessee Williams
Double Bill
Presented in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, Southern Rep stages two rarely seen Williams works, And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens and The Two Character Play.  Loyola University Marquette Theatre, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 522-6545, SouthernRep.com
 

Through April 7
Men On Boats
The true(ish) story of an 1869 expedition on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon is an insightful commentary of American history turned on its head, with the male characters being played by women.  Lusher Lions Gate Theatre, 5624 Freret St., 302-9117, NOLAProject.com
 

6
John Cleese Presents Monty Python and the Holy Grail
John Cleese of the legendary comedy troupe Monty Python presents the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail with a Q&A (silly questions welcome!) and stories of his career.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com
 

6
Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with Shostakovich’s “Tenth Symphony”
Internationally acclaimed violinist Nigel Armstrong interprets Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” then the concert concludes with Shostakovich’s “Tenth Symphony.”  Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com
 

6-15
Mary Poppins
Recapture the magic of the classic Disney musical about everyone’s favorite nanny in this Rivertown production.  Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com
 

12
Bach “Easter Oratorio”
The LPO’s last concert in its “Outside the Bachs” series features classical Bach compositions alongside the works of 20th century composers.  Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com
 

13-22
Catch Me If You Can
Terrance McNally adapts Steven Spielberg’s hit film based on the incredible true story of a daring young con man.  Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, 731-4700, JPAS.org
 

14
Derek Smalls with the LPO: Lukewarm Water Live!
Harry Shearer appears in character as Spinal Tap member Derek Smalls as he performs with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com
 

17-22
Rent
The blockbuster Broadway musical about young bohemians struggling to make it in New York City returns to New Orleans.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com
 

18
Debauchery!
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, SouthernRep.com
 

18-May 6
Eclipsed
Black Panther star Danai Gurira’s play focuses on the friendship of two captive wives of a Liberian rebel officer.  Loyola University Marquette Theatre, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, 522-6545, SouthernRep.com
 

20
New Orleans Voices of Congo Square
This stage production brings to life the music, dance and chants of historic Congo Square and illustrates the mystical beauty of the traditions that have shaped Mardi Gras.  Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com
 

21
Purple Rain: The Music of Prince
The LPO is joined by a full rock band as they honor rock legend Prince with performances of the music from his film/album Purple Rain.  Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com
 

25
Maks, Val, & Peta: Confidential
Confidential is the all-new dance tour celebrating dance, love and life from the stars of ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars.”  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com
 

28
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Treme Threauxdown
Trombone Shorty has announced his fourth annual Treme Threauxdown during the first weekend of Jazz Fest. Previous guests have included Juvenile, Usher and other stars.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

 


 

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