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THEATER

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The Future is a Fancyland Place
The bizarre behavior of cows and eerie messages coming through radio static drive the residents of a small community to seek spiritual enlightenment.Allways LoungeThrough Oct. 2

Gambit Pick God of Carnage
Parents get drawn into a fight between their sons and the conflict escalates.Southern RepThrough Oct. 9

The Drowsy Chaperone
A man reminiscing about old-time musicals conjures a show-within-a-show starring an outrageous cast of characters. JPAS, Westwego Performing Arts CenterSept. 30-Oct. 16

The Amazing Acro-Cats
Samantha Martin returns with her troupe of performing felines.Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave.Oct. 5-17

Ricky Graham and Friends
Ricky Graham is joined by Jefferson Turner, Mandy Zirkenbach and Matthew Mickal for an evening of cabaret.MiD-City Arts Theater, 3450 Toulouse St.Oct. 6

Gambit Pick A Midsummer Night's Dream
The NOLA Project reprises its fun and rambunctious spring production of the comedy, set in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sulpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art.NOMA, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture GardenOct. 6-16

Devil Boys From Beyond
A New York reporter tracks down gorgeous alien men who have landed in Florida and are pursing retired women in this campy satire of tabloid news.Actors Theatre of New OrleansOct. 13-29

Rumours of War
Art Spot Productions reprises its multimedia theatrical piece about a slave revolt on a Louisiana Plantation.New Orleans African American Museum, 1418 Gov. Nicholls St.; www.artspotproductions.orgOct. 14-30

Gambit Pick Golden Girls
Running With Scissors stages a drag version of the popular TV series.Southern RepOct. 20-23

The Good Negro
A preacher deals with personal issues that could compromise his position as a Civil Rights leader.Anthony Bean Community TheaterOct. 21-Nov. 6

The Hallelujah Girls
A group of Southern women share their lives and romantic and family dilemmas with one another.JPAS, Westwego Performing Arts CenterOct. 21-Nov. 6

AllWays Halloween Fun House
The AllWays Lounge hosts a showcase of short pieces by several theater companies including Cripple Creek Theatre and Tally Ho Daredevils.AllWays LoungeOct. 21-31

Fiddler on the Roof
A poor man in a small village shares Jewish traditions with his five daughters.JPAS, various venuesOct. 22-30, Nov. 6 & 20, Dec. 2

From a Long Way Off
A New Orleans family battles the Catholic Archdiocese over the closing of a church in post-Katrina New Orleans.JPAS, Westwego Performing Arts CenterOct. 28-Nov. 13

Rock of Ages
Two young rockers move to Los Angeles in 1987 and shoot for fame in the era of big hair, glam and searing guitar solos in this touring Broadway musical.Mahalia Jackson TheaterNov. 1-6

Gambit Pick Red
John Logan's Tony Award-winning play dramatizes the ambition and pressure on renowned painter Mark Rothko when he accepts a landmark commission.Southern RepNov. 2-20

The Woman in Black
A lawyer must sort through the papers of a deceased woman in a remote British town and discovers a mysterious figure haunts the townspeople.PlaymakersNov. 4-20

Pchile Goyin
Mondo Bizarro and New Noise present a large-scale puppet theater piece about a women who is swallowed by a lake and emerges in a strange world.Location TBANov. 4-20

A Night of Opera & Broadway
Broadway star Brad Little and opera star Juan Carlos Valls headline an evening of Broadway and opera hits.JPAS, Tulane University's Dixon Hall and Northshore Harbor Center, SlidellNov. 9 & 13

Crimes of the Heart
Three sisters each juggling her own tribulations gather to deal with their father's crisis in this comedy.Actors Theatre of New OrleansNov. 10-26

Torch Song Trilogy
Andrew Cruise directs the chronicle of a drag queen's life in New York.AllWays LoungeNov. 25-Dec. 4

Rumors
Rich socialites try to shield themselves from public view after they arrive at a party and find that the host has shot himself in this Neil Simon play.Rivertown Repertory TheatreNov. 18-Dec. 4

click to enlarge The touring Broadway production of South Pacific comes to the Mahalia Jackson Theater in November.
  • The touring Broadway production of South Pacific comes to the Mahalia Jackson Theater in November.

South Pacific
The touring Broadway version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is about love and acceptance between a nurse and French ex-patriot during World War II. Mahalia Jackson TheaterNov. 29-Dec. 4

Grenadine McGunkle's Double-Wide Christmas
Running With Scissors' serial holiday show returns.One Eyed JacksDec. 2-24

The Blood
Anthony Bean wrote and directs a gospel youth musical about Jesus Christ and faith.Anthony Bean Community TheaterDec. 3-18

A Christmas Carol — The Whole Story
Actor's Theatre presents Rene J.F. Piazza's comic revision of Charles Dickens' classic mashed up with guests from popular fairy tales and other interlopers.Actor's Theater of New OrleansDec. 8-23

Gambit Pick Romeo & Juliet
The NOLA Project presents Shakespeare's tale of young lovers.NOMADec. 8-18

A Christmas Story
Playmakers presents Doris Baizley's adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday classic.Playmakers Dec. 9-11

Celebrate the Holidays
Actor's Theatre presents a musical celebration of the holidays.Actor's Theatre of New OrleansDec. 9-23

Celtic Christmas
Danny O'Flaherty leads an evening of Celtic Christmas music and folk dance.JPAS, Westwego Performing Arts CenterDec. 17-18

 

 

 

DANCE

Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre
The troupe is joined by special guests for a presentation of improvised dance.Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave.Oct. 21-22

Mark Morris Dance Group
Choreographer Mark Morris' modern dance company presents a trio of short pieces.Mahalia Jackson TheaterOct. 22

click to enlarge Rubinald Pronk and Drew Jacoby are the principal dancers in Jacoby & Pronk.
  • Rubinald Pronk and Drew Jacoby are the principal dancers in Jacoby & Pronk.

Gambit Pick Jacoby & Pronk
Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk lead their namesake modern dance troupe.Mahalia Jackson TheaterNov. 11-12

The Nutcracker
New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents the holiday classic featuring professional principal dancers and a supporting cast of more than 60 young local dancers.Loyola University, Roussel HallNov. 26-27

The Nutcracker
Delta Festival Ballet presents its production of the holiday classic.Tulane University, Dixon HallDec. 22-23

The Great Russian Nutcracker
The Moscow Ballet performs one of its signature pieces.Mahalia Jackson TheaterDec. 29

 

 

 

OPERA

Turandot
The New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) presents Puccini's tale about an unyielding princess.Ernest N. Morial Convention CenterOct. 15

A Masked Ball
NOOA presents Verdi's opera of mistaken jealousy with a local twist: the climactic scene is set at a Mardi Gras ball.Mahalia Jackson TheaterNov. 18 & 20

 

 

 

COMEDY

CRITIC PICK
Louis C.K.
Mahalia Jackson TheaterOct. 6Ron WhiteMahalia Jackson TheaterOct. 7

Sinbad
Mahalia Jackson TheaterOct. 14

Loni Love
Harrah's New Orleans CasinoNov. 18

 

 

 

FAMILY

Petite Rouge
JPAS presents Mike Artell's Cajun version of the Little Red Riding Hood tale, set to zydeco music.JPAS, St. Joseph Abbey, CovingtonSept. 30-Oct. 1-2

Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes
Super Grover loses his mojo and Elmo and friends try to restore him to his former stature.New Orleans ArenaOct. 20-22

Harry Potter Halloween Concert
Louisiana Philharmonic OrchestraBenjamin Franklin High Schoolwww.lpomusic.orgOct. 30

Yo Gabba Gabba Live!
Brobee, Muno, Plex, Toodee, Foofa and friends dance live.Mahalia Jackson TheaterNov. 6

Gambit Pick The Pecan Cracker
Ricky Graham reworks The Nutcracker into a Creole Christmas show for the whole family.Southern RepDec. 1-24

The Jungle Book Kids
Children perform in this production of the Disney classic.JPAS, Westwego Performing Arts TheatreDec. 2-11

Disney's Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb set out to make exciting new inventions on their summer vacation.UNO Lakefront ArenaDec. 16


BOX OFFICE

Actor's Theatre of New Orleans
4539 N. I-10 Service Road, suite 200, Metairie, 456-4111; www.actorstheatreofneworleans.com

AllWays Lounge/Marigny Theatre
2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.marignytheatre.com

Anthony Bean Community Theater
1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-7529; www.anthonybeantheater.com

Jefferson Performing Arts Society
1118 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 885-2000; www.jpas.org

Mahalia Jackson Theater
1419 Basin St., 287-0351; www.mahaliajacksontheater.com

New Orleans Arena
1501 Girod St., 587-3822; www.neworleansarena.com

New Orleans Opera Association
529-3000; www.neworleansopera.org

New Orleans Ballet Association
522-0996; www.nobadance.com

Playmakers
19106 Playmakers Road, Covington, (985) 893-1671; www.playmakersinc.com

Rivertown Repertory Theatre
325 Minor St., Kenner, 468-7221; www.rivertownrepertorytheatre.org

Southern Repertory Theater
The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 522-6545; www.southernrep.com

UNO Lakefront Arena
6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7222; www.arena.uno.edu

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