Le Petit theatre du Vieux Carre
announced its Lagniappe Show. Paul Sanchez's musical Nine Lives: A Musical Witness to New Orleans
will run Aug. 27-29. The production is Sanchez's adaptation of material from Dan Baum
's book Nine Lives
, which recounted Hurricane Katrina experiences of nine New Orleanians. A concert version debuted in 2011, and this is a musical production with theatrical content. The Le Petit production is directed by Jim Fitzmorris and stars Michael Cerveris
, Bryan Batt
Shamarr Allen, Sanchez and many others.
Le Petit kicks off its season the following week with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
, which won the 2013 Tony Award for best play. It runs Sept. 5-20.