Performing Arts: December

 

Through Dec. 2

On Your Feet!

This smash hit Broadway musical features the music of Emilio and Gloria Estefan while telling the story of their journey to America and the top of the music world.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com.

 

Through Dec. 23

Mandatory Merriment: An Untitled Holiday Musical

A festive, raucous musical pokes irreverent fun at the traditional conventions of holiday plays.  Southern Rep Theatre, 2541 Bayou Road, 523-9857, SouthernRep.com.

 

Through Dec. 23

The Santaland Diaries

This stage adaptation of David Sedaris’ acclaimed story tells the tale of a down-on-his-luck actor who must navigate the Christmas season as an elf at Macy’s.  Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., 885-2000, JPAS.org.

 

Through Dec. 29

Christmas Belles are Ringing!

The Victory Belles present classic holiday favorites sung in beautiful harmony.  BB’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944, NationalWW2Museum.org.

 

Dec. 6

Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

The pop legend behind hits like “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” and “Your Song” visits New Orleans on what will be his last tour.  Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com.

 

Dec. 6

Peppa Pig Live!

A brand-new live version of the popular children’s show comes to the Saenger with fun for the whole family.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com.

 

Dec. 7-16

White Christmas

Based on the Bing Crosby film, this musical is about a pair of WWII veterans who have a song-and-dance act that leads them to a romance with a pair of lounge-singing sisters.  Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, 731-4723, JPAS.org.

 

Dec. 7-23

A Christmas Carol

Twenty young artists from Le Petit’s Young Conservatory Program perform Charles Dickens’ timeless Christmas classic.  Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com.

 

Dec. 7-23

Let It Snow

This delightful mix of holiday standards and classic hits will have audiences rockin’ around the Christmas tree.  Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com.

 

Dec. 8

Holiday Spectacular Featuring the 610 Stompers

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the holiday season with the help of New Orleans’ favorite group of ordinary men with extraordinary moves.  Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com.

 

Dec. 12

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.

 

Dec. 14

Seinfeld Live

Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld is on tour with his trademark brand of observational humor.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com.

 

Dec. 15-23

New Orleans Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

The New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents the classic two-act ballet about the Sugar Plum Fairy.  Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com.

 

Dec. 15

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show with Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas classics and a selection of Davis’ own groundbreaking Fresh Aire series.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com.

 

Dec. 18-23

Elf the Musical

The hit 2003 Christmas movie starring Will Ferrell has become a musical that’s just as charming and fun for viewers of all ages.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com.

 

Dec. 19

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The multi-sensory extravaganza features music from The Ghosts of Christmas Eve in what has become a cherished holiday tradition.  Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com.

 

Dec. 26

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

World class Russian artists and hand-painted sets bring the Christmas spirit to life in this adaptation of the classic tale. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com.


 

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