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New Orleans Theater Guide: Fall 2014 

Blueberry Hill
Jefferson Performing Arts Society reprises its jukebox musical featuring songs by Fats Domino, Irma Thomas and Ernie K-Doe.

Teatro Wego
Though Sept. 28

Christ Episcopal Theatre, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington
Oct. 3-12

Thin Walls
A mother-daughter duo run a pet cemetery where talking is not allowed, but the peace is disrupted by odd visitors.
The Shadowbox Theatre
Through Sept. 28

Two Trains Running
August Wilson's play focuses on a man trying to keep his diner open in a struggling neighborhood amid social unrest in 1960s Pittsburgh.
Anthony Bean Community Theater
Through Sept. 28

Regrets Only
New York's richest and most successful inhabitants, including a high-powered lawyer, a socialite and a fashion designer, have their share of troubled relationships in this comedy.
Cutting Edge Theater
Sept. 26-Oct. 10

An Iliad
Tony Award-winning actor and star of True Blood Denis O'Hare retells the epic tale of war between the Greeks and Trojans.
Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)
Sept. 27-28

The NOLA Project presents the regional premiere of Christian Durso's play about two 13-year-olds who make a connection through a shared love of grunge.
Allways Lounge & Theatre
Oct. 1-18

Southern Rep presents the local premiere of John Biguenet's one-woman drama about an aging witch who reflects on a life of mischief, love affairs and curses — all in iambic pentameter.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Oct. 4-Nov. 2

Storyville Rising
The immersive caba- ret brings the famous red-light district to life with burlesque, spoken word, theater and more.
Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.
Oct. 4-5

click to enlarge Chicago comes to Saenger Theatre Oct. 7-12.
  • Chicago comes to Saenger Theatre Oct. 7-12.

The Broadway in New Orleans musical is the classic tale of murder and celebrity criminals set amid Chicago corruption.
Saenger Theatre
Oct. 7-12

Miss Gulch Returns!
Bob Edes Jr. stars as the spinster from the Wizard of Oz in the cabaret show.
Mid-City Theatre
Oct. 8, 16 & 23

In this original outdoor performance, two sisters reunite and re-evaluate their lives after their family's longtime home burns to the ground.
Grow Dat Youth Farm, New Orleans City Park, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive
Oct. 10-26

Audiences assign roles and actors deliver an enhanced reading of a randomly selected episode of Star Trek.
Mid-City Theatre
Oct. 10-26

Musical of the Living Dead
Christopher Bentivegna directs the blood- and gore-splashing musical parody of zombie movies.
The Shadowbox
Oct. 17-Nov. 2

A shady businessman is kidnapped and turns the tables on his odd-couple captors.
Allways Lounge & Theatre
Oct. 23- Nov. 8

The Rocky Horror Show
A lost couple, Brad and Janet, seek refuge at the strange estate of Dr. Frank N. Furter.
Cutting Edge Theater
Oct. 24-Nov. 1

The Island of Dr. Fitzmorris
Jim Fitzmorris delivers comic monologues about the creepy side of childhood.
Mid-City Theatre
Oct. 30-Nov. 2

The Haunting of Hill House
Based on the Shirley Jackson novel, an investigator of supernatural phenomena visits a strange home at the request of its disgruntled caretaker.
Playmakers Theatre
Oct. 31-Nov. 16

I'd Rather Be Rich
The desire to become wealthy exposes the scrupples of a group of friends in the premiere of Fred Roberts Jr.'s comedy.
Anthony Bean Community Theater
Nov. 1-24

Phantom of the Opera
In the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, a young singer's career is guided by a mysterious figure who haunts an opera house.
Saenger Theatre
Nov. 5-16

Cabaret Macabre
Washington, D.C.'s Happenstance Theater returns with its madcap physical comedy featuring Edward Gorey-inspired Victorian-era parlor dramas run amok.
Marigny Opera House
Nov. 6-9

The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller
Yo La Tengo performs in the live documentary of the futuristic architect, inventor and author.
Nov. 7

Goat in the Road Productions' original piece explores the early days of anesthesiology in medicine.
The Ether Dome, 3625 St. Claude Ave.
Nov. 7-Dec. 6

One Man. Two Guvnors
Francis Henshall tries to hide his work with two separate crime boss employers, but they have their own hidden ties.
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts
Nov. 7-22

Peter and the Starcatcher
A large cast fills in the swashbuckling back story for Peter Pan and Wendy.
Le Petit Theatre
Nov. 7-23

Waiting Around: The Restaurant Musical
JPAS reprises Ricky Graham and Harry Mayronne's musical homage to waiting tables.

Teatro Wego
Oct. 17-Nov. 2

Christ Episcopal School Theater, Covington
Nov. 7-9

Maria Kizito
ArtSpot Productions and Soulographie present a partially fictionalized contemplation about Maria Kizito, a Rwandan nun who aided the massacre of 7,000 refugees in 1994.
Nov. 12-23

Enter Your Sleep
The Elm Theatre presents the premiere of Christina Quintana's tale of distant friends who meet in a common dream.
The Fortress of Lushington, 2215 Burgundy St.
Nov. 13-30

click to enlarge Cirque du Soleil's Varekai comes to - the Smoothie King Center Nov. 19-23
  • Cirque du Soleil's Varekai comes to the Smoothie King Center Nov. 19-23

In the Cirque de Soleil show, a wandering young man enters a magical forest, meets fantastic creatures and journeys to the top of a volcano.
Smoothie King Center
Nov. 19-23

Now Now Oh Now
The genre-bending theater group Rude Mechanicals explores evolutionary biology, gaming and murder mystery theater.
Nov. 19-22

Catch 23
The show explores the realities of a life in theater: service industry jobs, strange roommates and cheap apartments.
Mid-City Theatre
Nov. 28-29

Africa Umoja
The touring show presents the music, dance and culture indigenous to South Africa.
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
Dec. 2-14

Grenadine McGunkle's Double-Wide Christmas
Grenadine McGunkle and the gang at the Everlasting Arms Motor Park celebrate the holidays in New Orleans in Running With Scissors' serial holiday show.
Mid-City Theatre
Dec. 5-21

Twelfth Night
The NOLA Project presents Shakespeare's play about long-separated twins shipwrecked in a strange land.
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle
Dec. 2-21

A Christmas Carol: The Musical
Alan Menken (Beauty & the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors) wrote the score for the musical version of Charles Dickens' holiday tale about an old miser.
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts
Dec. 3-21

A Christmas Carol
Harold X. Evans stars as Scrooge in Charles Dickens' classic.
Anthony Bean Com- munity Theater
Dec. 5-21

Dirty Dancing
Broadway in New Orleans presents the musical version of the coming-of-age story and romance between a young woman and a summer resort dance teacher.
Saenger Theatre
Dec. 16-21

The Naughty List
The Elm Theater presents a collection of offbeat holiday readings and tales.
The Shadowbox Theatre
Dec. 18-21

Gone With the Breaking Wind
Ricky Graham and Varla Jean Merman revamp Margaret Mitchell's classic.
Mid-City Theatre
Dec. 26-Jan. 18

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