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

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!

New Orleans Theater Oct 15- Oct 21

A DOLL’S HOUSE PT 2 Presented by Southern Rep. Nora, knocks on the door of the house she left 15 years ago, the whole family is in for a surprise. Running 10/3- 10/28 . Wednesday- Saturday 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM. @ Southern Rep Theater on Bayou Rd. $25-$40
DISCOUNT CODE: NOBO​10

Debauchery Now in its eighth season, New Orleans’ only live, ongoing soap opera is more hilariously histrionic than ever!  Join in on the family drama as sisters Chanel and Cartier flounce and fight their way through a maze of outrageous exploits. Every month, a new episode. 10/17 7:30 PM @ Southern Rep Theater. $10

PILLOWMAN Presented by the NOLA Project. A writer in an unnamed totalitarian state is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of murders. Running 10/18-11/3 @ Lusher Lion’s Gate Theater. $15-$38
OPENING WEEKEND

SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF An extraordinary one-man, three-character play that journeys into the heart and mind of New Orleans’ beloved jazz legend, Louis Armstrong. Running 10/3 – 10/21. @Le Petit Theatre. $20-$55
FINAL WEEKEND

STORIES WITHOUT WORDS by The Radical BuffoonsModeled on the experience of watching youtube video after youtube video, STORIES WITHOUT WORDS uses 14 individual pieces of dance theater to counter the isolation of the internet and return performance back to its shared and joyous roots. Running 10/18- 11/3 @ Fortress of Lushington. $15-$25
OPENING WEEKEND

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

October 2018, New Orleans Theatre

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October is a busy month for NOLA theatre! We have 7 shows and many smaller events from theatre bingo to Debauchery, the soap opera staged episodic.

HERE’S A PREVIEW OF WHAT IS COMING:

A DOLL’S HOUSE PT @ at Southern Rep

A DOLL’S HOUSE PT 2

By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Aimée Hayes

October 3 – October 21, 2018

A bold comedy that’s both insightful and heartfelt, A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 deftly navigates an emotional obstacle course of regret, recrimination, and reconciliation. Matriarch, Nora, knocks on the door of the house she left 15 years ago, the whole family is in for a surprise. The New York Times calls it “smart, funny and totally engrossing.”

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I WROTE A SONG

Oct 5 – Oct 14

At Cafe Istanbul

Based on a true story, “I Wrote a Song” is a musical comedy-drama that follows one Southern Baptist minister’s coming-out journey from his conservative upbringing to the scandal that upends his world.  Now, his secrets bared, he finds himself on a poetic and chaotic path to discover the truth about who he is.

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INTRAVENOUS: A Night of One Acts

Oct 14 – 16

Mudlark Theater

A night of heart-pounding original theater presented by Intramural Theater, the same people who brought you Cowboy Mouth, Form/Focus, and Chet’s Summer Vacation.

 

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Conceived, Directed, & Choreographed  by Jon Greene & Jarrell Hamilton

Oct 18 – Nov 3

The Fortress of Lushington

By using the universal language of the modern music video this new and experimental work blends theater, dance, and collaborative devising into an evening of raw, visceral, mind-bending music-and-motion. Presented by The Radical Buffoons, Stories without Words is a 90-minute work of theatrical choreography led by Jon Greene (AD of The Radical Buffoons, director of: Faustus-Big Easy Award, Sleeping Beauty, Musicians of Bremen, The Spider Queen, Mr. Burns: a post electric play, and The Dumb Waiter) and Jarrell Hamilton (Seven-Time Big Easy Award Nominee, MFA Tulane interdisciplinary Dance, The Rent is too Damn High, Episodes). 

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THE PILLOWMAN

Oct 18 – Nov 3

Lusher’s Lion’s Gate Theater

Part Brothers Grimm, part Edward Gorey, THE PILLOWMAN centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art. Written by Oscar winner and Tony nominee Martin McDonagh whose other works include THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE and Academy Award-winning films In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

New Orleans Theatre May 28-June 3

The Maids by Jean Genet Directed by Jeffrey Gunshol, In Good Company’s summer production that explores themes of identity, class, and imprisonment starring Jenny Sargent, Rebecca Frank and Rebecca Greaves. Running May 31-June 9. Thurs & Fri 8pm, Friday 10pm, and Sunday 5pm. Fortress of Lushington, $15

All the Way by Robert Schenkkan, presented by Southern Rep, directed by Aimèe Hayes. November, 1963: an assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, this charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Running May 16- June 3rd. Thurs- Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm. Loyola Marquette Theatre, $25-$40. CLOSING THIS WEEK promo code NOBO, $10 off.

Sueño by Josè Rivera, directed by Emilie Whelan. An adaptation of “Life is a Dream” by Calderon de la Barca, written in 1638, who was a successor of Shakespeare in the Spanish Baroque era. Penultimate production of Cripple Creek Theatre Company. Running May 25- June 10. (Thursday free performance in Duncan Plaza 6pm) Saturday 2pm & 8pm. Sunday 8pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, $25.

The Three Musketeers by Pete McElligott, directed by Mark Routhier, the NOLA Project’s 2018 garden show. Part Monty Python foolishness, part swashbuckling adventure. Wednesday and Thursday 7pm, NOMA Sculpture Garden, $25-$30 2 ADDED PERFORMANCES THIS WEEK ONLY

All’s Well that Ends Well by William Shakespeare presented by the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, dir cited by Amy Holtcamp. Helena loves Bertram. He’s not so sure. After all, she’s a poor orphan and he’s a handsome gentleman. But all is fair in love and war, and Helena’s romantic goose chase makes for a dark comedy and a wild ride. Lupin Theater, Tulane. June 1 – June 17. Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sunday 1:30pm. $20-$30.

Full calendar for the month found on our home page at TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com 

All The Way at Southern Rep

 

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Loyola University, Marquette Theatre

Directed by Aimée Hayes

It’s not personal – it’s just politics.

November, 1963: an assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, this charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the passage of the Civil Rights Act – a tinderbox issue emblematic of a divided America – even as he campaigns for re-election in his own right and the recognition he so desperately wants. Together with Martin Luther King Jr. and an incredible cast of historical figures, they changed America – and the world.

“Historically accurate and mesmerizing. . .
Dominique McClellan is riveting . . .
Jason Kirkpatrick is nothing short of magnificent.”
– Alan Smason, WYES

Join LBJ, MLK, and a cast of 30 for the real-life drama behind Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act of 1964!

10% Off Your Ticket with PROMO CODE: NOBO10

SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK

  • Friday, 5/25: Lagniappe Performance Series – free pre-show entertainment at 6:45 p.m. featuring Youth Spoken Word artists.
  • Saturday, 5/26: Extra 2 p.m. matinee!
  • Saturday, 5/26: Table Talk Panel Discussion – “Freedom Summer: A Look Back” at 6:45 p.m. with Dr. Ashley Howard of Loyola University and
  • Sunday, 5/27: Actor Talkback
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS
10% Off Your Ticket with PROMO CODE: NOBO10 

New Orleans Theatre May 21- May 27

Jubilee: A Gulf South Food Play, by New Noise, directed by Bonnie Jean Gable. Audiences join the actors for a family supper that seeks to untangle the knot of white Southern identity, unspooling threads of personal ancestry, Southern duality, and the ravages of racism. Running May 16- May 27th, Catapult, $25 (dinner is included) CLOSING THIS WEEK

All the Way by Robert Schenkkan, presented by Southern Rep, directed by Aimèe Hayes. November, 1963: an assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, this charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Previews May 16th- May 20th, Running May 21- June 3rd. Loyola Marquette Theatre, $25-$40.

The Three Musketeers by Pete McElligott, directed by Mark Routhier, the NOLA Project’s 2018 garden show. Part Monty Python foolishness, part swashbuckling adventure. Running May 9th- May 27th, Wednesdays-Fridays and Sundays at 7pm, NOMA Sculpture Garden,$25-$30 CLOSING THIS WEEK

An Act of God by David Javerbaum, directed by Maxwell Williams and starring Bryan Batt. After a millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God has arrived back on Earth to address some of your deepest questions. May 11- May 27th, Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 3pm, Mon 5/21 7:30pm, Le Petit Theatre, $15-$50 CLOSING THIS WEEK

Full calendar for the month found at our home page TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com