Holidays in NOLA Theatre

Holiday Theatre Round-Up

NOLA theatre has a great line-up of shows for the month of December, some to get you in the holiday spirit and some to just enjoy an night with your family! For every show we breakdown where, when, how much, and for what ages.

See you at the theatre!

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MANDATORY MERRIMENT: A New Holiday Musical
Created by Leslie Castay and Ian Hoch
Musical Direction by Alan Payne

PROMO CODE: NOBO10

Southern Rep commissioned two of NOLA’s favorites: Leslie Castay and Ian Hoch to write a modern New Orleans musical! A freak blizzard hits the city and strands six strangers together at a French Quarter dive bar just two days before Christmas. A hysterical, very New Orleans, holiday musical! Mention NOBO at the box office and get a free glass of holiday cheer at the theatre bar. PROMO CODE: NOBO10

Ages 13+

Reserve your tickets at: www.southernrep.com

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THE MUTILATED
by Tennesse Williams
Presented by The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company

Yes, Tennessee Williams wrote a holiday musical comedy! Trinket and Celeste are at sixes and sevens with each other, but by the time the bells of St. Louis Cathedral toll twelve on Christmas Eve, will they reconcile, or will they end up in Touro Infirmary with battle wounds? Complete with warped Christmas carols from a chorus of Quarter rats, this is Tennessee Williams in his holiday best! This hilarious production will feature an original score by New Orleans based composer Michael Gillette!

Ages 10+

Reserve your tickets at: http://www.twtheatrenola.com/

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Charles Dickens
directed by Maxwell WilliamsLe Petit’s first-annual production of Charles Dickens’ heartwarming Victorian classic, A Christmas Carol, features 20 young artists from our newly-launched Young Conservatory Program. Filled with magic, ghosts, and holiday cheer.

Ages 5 and Up.
Reserve your tickets at: http://www.twtheatrenola.com/
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BALLOONACY
by Barry Korhauser
directed by Darci Fulcher
starring Jon Greene
Live Accompaniment by Brian Coogan
The Radical Buffoons will be presenting Balloonacy, a comedic play for the whole family, from December 22nd to December 30th. This production will be the first work from the company’s YOUNG AUDIENCES and has a limited-run scheduled during The New Orleans’ School System Holiday Break with day time performances. 60 min. The captivating and whimsical tale of a grumpy man vs a playful balloon.
All Ages
10am & 2pm performances
Reserve your tickets at: www.radicalbuffoons.com

NOBO Marketing Workshop

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Learn about marketing for an event with New Orleans Box Office! This 2 hour workshop is for event marketing, whether that is for a theatre production, album release, or art exhibit. We know you are focused on creating your art, however, you are creating it to share with other people! This workshop will take the stress off of ‘How to market” by giving you focus, guidelines, tips and tricks, and confidence!

Reserve Your Tickets Now

The workshop will cover:

  • Branding for artists/producing company
  • Finding your voice and target audience
  • Basics in creating marketing strategy for an upcoming event and for your overall brand
  • Cross-platform marketing tips and tricks
  • Tips in online advertising (should you boost that post?? How much should you spend? How do you advertise effectively?)
  • Outreach without a development team
  • Measuring success and how to adjust

Expect to leave with sample roll-out schedule for an event, a sample press release, new apps to help create content, a checklist for a cohesive online brand, and the confidence to actively engage and network with your community and audience whether it is online or in person.

We will have two workshops (since we know artists have very different schedules). They both go over the same material. We are only accepting 15 people per session, we may open it up to 20, depending on the demand but we want to keep the class small for the Q&A section, we want to make sure you can get what you need out of this workshop!

Reserve Your Tickets Today

Tickets and more info: CLICK HERE

 

The workshop will be run by New Orleans Box Office founders, Megan Kosmoski and AshleyRose Bailey who have a background in marketing, online content creation, social media strategy, producing, and arts management. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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NOLA Theatre and Dance 11/5-11/11

 

NOLA InFringe Festival  New Orleans theatre and performance festival. 55 shows, 12 venues, 5 days in the Marigny and Bywater. Individual tickets $10, 3-show pass $25, unlimited shows $90. At various locations: www.infringefest.com

PSYCHOPOMPS at The Fortress of Lushington. The Psychopomps shepherds an audience of the recently deceased through a Dantean underworld in turmoil. Using real-life sideshow acts, the No Ring Circus fuses performance art with linear storytelling. Running Nov 8-17. Fortress of Lushington $20.
OPENING WEEKEND

EVERYBODY at Southern Rep Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ saucy adaptation of the 15th century morality play EVERYMAN follows our company of brave performers (cast each night by lottery) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery – the meaning of living.

Dames at Sea at the World War II Museum, BB’s Stage Door a tongue-in-cheek version of those flashy 1930s Busby Berkeley-style musicals in which the naive chorus girl arrives in New York on the bus, steps into a role on Broadway, and becomes a star. Running Oct 19-Nov 11.  $25-$65

LIFE AFTER DEATH and Unded Rock Opera. The Living Dead’ walk amongst us, and they are very unhappy. Society won’t accept them, the religious condemn their existence and they’re utterly ignored by cab drivers. In this cruel world, the recently deceased are faced with a unique choice: Stumble alone or unite and walk amongst us. Nov 7-10 at She Comes in Peace Salon. $10

FEAST presented by Polanco Jones Jr. An exhilarating, fully immersive, multi-sensory experience that celebrates Black culture and social customs through progressive exhibition design. The way we use food, hair, music, and dance to fellowship will be at the helm of FEAST’s interactive and performative intentions.

Backstage Bash: NOLA Project Fundraiser an exciting night of music, dance, theatre, food, and cocktails! Featuring the musical stylings of New Orleans big band The Essentials, this night is an opportunity for theatre makers and theatre supporters to get together. The Avenue Gallery. Saturday Nov 10th. $45-$125

Full calendar for the month can be found at TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com

November Theatre in New Orleans

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We start the month with New Orleans theatre and performing arts festival, the InFringe Fest, going on its 3rd year. The festival takes over the Marigny and the Bywater performing 55+ shows in over 12 venues! Performances include dramas, musicals, cabarets, comedy, puppet theatre, circus arts, and storytelling, plus a venue reserved just for family-friendly productions.

Learn more about the festival and see what our InFringe Picks are at INFRINGE FEST PICKS 2018

WHAT NOBO IS EXCITED FOR THIS NOVEMBER:

 

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Avant-garde sideshow troupe The No Ring Circus premieres their second full-length production this November at The Fortress of Lushington.

PSYCHOPOMPS shepherds an audience of the recently deceased through a Dantean underworld in turmoil. The Psychopomps who have guided man for all eternity face obsolescence in the new age of mankind’s self-sufficiency, and denial of the spiritual realm. Using real-life sideshow and pain tolerance skills as a means to tell their story, the troupe fuses performance art with linear storytelling. Featuring a cast of world-class sideshow talent, and an original score, join us for PSYCHOPOMPS.”

Nov 8 – Nov 17 
At 9pm or 10pm depending on the night
at The Fortress of Lushington 2215 Burgundy Street

General admission is $20

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NOLAnow Theatre is a brand new, woman run company in New Orleans. Their premiere production opens the 3rd weekend of November, a queer production of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES.

Rajiv Joseph’s​ ​Gruesome Playground Injuries​​ is a raw and compelling​ ​exploration of human connection in the modern world. Over the course of 30 nonlinear years, lifelong friends Kayleen and Doug watch each other’s lives unfold and evolve through times of physical and emotional turmoil. After non-traditional casting, Kathleen and Doug’s relationship will be enriched as the artists explore the queerness in these characters.

Friday, November 16th at 7:30pm

Saturday, November 17th at 7:30pm

Sunday, November 18th at 2pm.​​

At the​ Church of Yoga​​

Seating is limited! Get tickets at: ​https://www.nolanowtheatre.com/

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MANDATORY MERRIMENT: A New Holiday Musical

Created by Leslie Castay and Ian Hoch
Book by Ian Hoch
Directed by Leslie Castay
Musical Direction by Alan Payne

 

New Orleans’ first blizzard has the city in the midst of a world gone mad! When circumstances beyond their control strand six strangers together at Benny’s Tavern in the French Quarter just two days before Christmas, they’re forced to find new ways to celebrate the season. Hunker down for the holidays and enjoy MANDATORY MERRIMENT: A NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL

Nov 28- Dec 23 at Southern Rep, Ticket info to come!

 

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Intramural Theater’s fall production of The Women in the Mangroves, an original play written and designed by Sarah VanDerMeer will premiere this November at the Fortress of Lushington. Directed by Bennett Kirschner, and featuring the talents of Chris Silva, Grace Kennedy, Grace Nix and Mack Guillory III, this beautiful and weird production is equal parts arts installation and play. Produced by the same company who brought you Cowboy Mouth, Form/Focus, and Chet’s Summer Vacation.

Nov 30 – Dec 10, @ Fortress of Lushington

Ticket information to come!

INFRINGE FEST PICKS 2018

InFringe Fest New Orleans, the only Theatre Festival in NOLA, returns for its 3rd Year!
November 7 – 11

5 Days, 14 Venues, 55 Shows

Productions Include Dramas, Musicals, Comedy, Cabarets, and Circus Arts
And the First Ever Kids InFringe

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The individual tickets for all shows (except the BYOV productions) $10
Full weekend passes, UNLIMITED SHOWS $90.
Mini-pass, 3 tickets for $25

All tickets and info: www.infringefest.com/
Join the theatre community at the official kick-off party at the Art Garage on St. Claude, Wednesday, Nov 7, 10pm following the first night of performances.

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This year InFringe will have it’s first ever kids programming! Two full days of family-friendly and kid-friendly shows all performing at Seelos Hall in the Bywater. Acts include the New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies, Adella Adella the Storyteller and Amber Zu the Conductor (Famous New Orleans local storyteller), and Goat in the Road’s Goat in the Schools, usually exclusively a school touring production. Individual tickets are $10, or buy a mini-pass and get 3 tickets for $25.

Kids InFringe happens Saturday, Nov 10- Sunday, Nov 11 at Seelos Hall 1pm-6pm. Tickets for Kids InFringe: https://infringekidsatseelos.brownpapertickets.com/

PICK OF THE INFRINGE

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Shakesbeer: Romeo & Juliet is back! Goat in the Road’s 30 minute adaptation of the world’s most famous love story, set in a bar, will grace the halls of Parleaux Beer Lab during the New Orleans InFringe Fest. Part drinking game, part Shakespearean tragedy and every ticket comes with a free beer!

Featuring an all female cast of AshleyRose Bailey, Julie Dietz, and Lauren Malara, with direction by Mark Routhier.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shakesbeer-romeo-juliet-tickets-51519377846

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MOMologues: The Mothers of all stories

Margeaux Fanning’s The MOMologues is a brutally honest monologue play comprised of all true stories from New Orleanian artists about being a mom, having a mom, and dealing with your mom. The monologues are joyful, inspiring, sad, and poignant. If you have ever known a mom, this show is for you!

Tickets: http://infringeatartgarage.brownpapertickets.com/

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Rockfire Theatre Presents: Sex Partners in Crime
by Jon Broder

A chance meeting at a sex party turns into love and murder for a hunky hitman and a thieving twunk. This dark new rom-com from Jon Broder (Fellatio: An Oral Discussion; Tyler With a “T”), will turn you on! Starring Matt Reed, Trey Ming, Mint Bryan & David Melerine.
Contains strong language, violence and sexual situations. A Night of Adult Only Fun!

Tickets at: http://infringeatallways.brownpapertickets.com/

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TRIGGER WARNING: The Play About the Baby or KNOCK ME UP: The Last Time He Hit Me, an original musical-dramedy by New Orleanian Diana Shortes about the power and intensity of the voice to transform grief and rage into a felt sense of freedom and forgiveness.

Performed at ART KLUB

Tickets: https://infringeatartklub.brownpapertickets.com/

 

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Make Your Pet a Celebrity! And Four One-Act Plays
Written and directed by local playwright Sara Jacobelli

Four short plays set in New Orleans about confronting loss, finding love, and laughing at the vagaries of life: A laid-off chemical plant worker schemes to make his cat an Internet star. A mysterious older woman picks up a young drifter at the Greyhound bus station. A lonely widow befriends a young bartender in an Arabi Laundromat. Superman drops in to the Bywater library. And a fortyish party guy clinging to his youth meets an intriguing older gentleman in a French Quarter bar.

Tickets at: http://infringeatcafeistanbul.brownpapertickets.com/

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Wow Wee 2! Adventures of a Little Girl Killbot
by IRTE Theatre, NYC

The wildly popular NYC sketch troop IRTE come to NOLA with their 80’s sitcom inspired production. ANDIE THE ANDROID becomes part of the THE TRUMANS, America’s favorite TV family, and sparks fly when mom and dad mess with this mechanical moppet. All the while, THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END!

Performed at The Allways Lounge and Theatre
Tickets: https://infringeatallways.brownpapertickets.com/

 

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OPERATION #1: LIVING WITHOUT MEMORIES
A tale of memory, loss and tea time told through circus and physical theater featuring nola artists: Glenna Broderic, Cody Hayman, and Dan Schap. This is the premiere production from New Orleans’s new company Circus Intelligence Agency. Live harp, aerial arts, and a moving story. Do not miss!

At the Happyland Theater
Tickets at: http://infringeathappylandtheater.brownpapertickets.com

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INVOCATION is a collaboration by writer/filmmaker Erik Bosse and writer/performance artist Laurie Dietrich, both based in New Orleans. This new, site-specific, enhanced story-telling project has been described as a live radio show, a literary concert, a psychedelic story-hour for grownups, even a series of waking dreams. Everyone will walk away with a different experience, and that is by design.

Friday, November 9 at 11pm, Saturday, November 10 at 9pm, Sunday, November 11 at 5pm and 9pm.

At the Happyland Theater
Tickets at: http://infringeathappylandtheater.brownpapertickets.com

FULL INFRINGE SCHEDULE:
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More Info: http://www.infringefest.com

Goats in InFringe

GOAT IN THE ROAD OPENS ITS 2018-2019 SEASON AT INFRINGE FEST

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Shakesbeer: Romeo & Juliet is back! Goat in the Road’s 30 minute adaptation of the world’s most famous love story, set in a bar, will grace the halls of Parleaux Beer Lab (634 Lesseps St.) once again during the New Orleans InFringe Fest (November 7 – 11).

Featuring an all female cast of AshleyRose Bailey, Julie Dietz, and Lauren Malara, with direction by Mark Routhier.

Tickets are $10 and include a free beer.

Showtimes are:
November 8 at 7 pm and 9 pm
November 9 at 7 pm and 9 pm
November 10 at 7 pm and 9 pm
November 11 at 7 pm

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Goat in the Road’s Goat in the Schools has been touring to New Orleans schools this fall. Finally, the rest of NOLA gets a chance to see it! **Adult, kid, and family friendly show**

Goat in the Schools presents four student plays performed by professional actors. This year’s show, Grandmas Can’t Behave, will be at the New Orleans InFringe Fest!

Goat in the Schools: Grandmas Can’t Behave
Sunday, Nov. 11 at 4 pm
Seelos Hall (3037 Dauphine St.)
Tickets $10 ($5 for 5 and under, available at the door)

Run time: 35 minutes
Featuring AshleyRose Bailey, Mack Guillory III, Mary Guiteras, and Lauren Malara.

For Tickets and Additional Show Info: http://www.goatintheroadproductions.org/

InFringe Promo and Marketing

New Orleans Box Office is doing a special discount for marketing InFringe shows!!

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$25 a week we will promote your show and you will get:
-social media posts (facebook, instagram, and twitter)
-guaranteed feature on our infringe blog post
-guaranteed in our infringe newsletter
-your show’s postcards will be displayed at our table for pop ups!

Oct 29th-Nov 4th Promotion: $25
Nov 5th- Nov 11th Promotion $25
(Cheaper than boosting ONE post on FB!)

You can do one week or both! Contact me with any questions (DM or email NewOrleansBoxOffice@gmail.com

Our organic reach: 6000+ a week on FB, 9,000+ a week on Instagram, 2,000 newsletter subscribers, 200 website visitors a week
And we are growing everyday!!

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**We are a pop-up box office that sets up at art markets around town. We will be setting up at Palmer Park this weekend, first Saturday’s next weekend, in Broadmoor the following week and more! If you have postcards we will have your shows info at our pop up and we would talk up your show to people who stop at our booth. With our promotion you not only get the online boost and engagement but in-person marketing.**