Performing Arts Calendar

Oct 21-Nov 5
4000 Miles
A young man reconnects with his feisty 91-year-old grandmother after an arduous cross-country bicycle trip. Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 302-9117,

Funny Girl
Fanny Brice rises to stardom with the Ziegfeld Follies and endures a turbulent romance with a gambler along the way. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, 731-4700,

Freud’s Last Session
On the eve of World War II, Dr. Sigmund Freud talks love, sex, and God with Oxford don and future Chronicles of Narnia author C. S. Lewis. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081,

America’s founding fathers convince Congress to vote for independence from the British in this patriotic musical. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475,

“Broadway’s Best: Featuring Bryan Batt”
New Orleans native Bryan Batt and other theater stars sing hits from Broadway shows such as Evita, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and more. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530,

New Orleans’ live, ongoing soap opera enters its seventh season as sisters Chanel and Cartier continue their outrageous adventures. The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 522-6545,

17 & 19
The Planets
Guest conductor Fawzi Haimor conducts Mason Bates’ “Mothership” and Stefan Jackiw performs Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 4,” followed by the orchestral suite “The Planets.” Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530,

Dec 1
“Yuletide Celebration”
The orchestra is joined by school choirs from across Greater New Orleans to perform yuletide favorites for the whole family. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., 465-9985,


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