Spooky NOLA Theater

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“a blindingly bright black comedy…[what makes] the unsettling and exhilarating new play from Mr. McDonagh…so gripping as theater is how narrative art becomes the play’s and the character’s very life blood.” — NY Times.

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. A perfectly creepy show for the Halloween season.

Running Oct 18th- Nov 3rd. $20-$38
Lusher Lion’s Gate Theater

For more info: www.nolaproject.com

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

Be Moved this Fall by NOLA Dance

This month New Orleans dancers move us with new, captivating work! These performing artists tell original stories, battle for a title, perform contemporary and classical styles in theaters, churches, and non-traditional spaces. Below we spotlight three dance events you should not miss.

 

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First Ever Dancing Ground SHOWDOWN
At the Civic Oct 13th

9 New Orleans dancers/dance groups will compete for bragging rights and a cash prize in the ultimate dance showdown. With ages 9-37, spanning multiple genres, these finalists represent a wide aaray of New Orleans talent. The “Queen Diva” Big Freedia and New Orleans’ dance expert Michelle Gibson will judge the live competition. WWL-TV’s Sheba Turk and Ashé Cultural Arts Center’s Frederick “Hollywood” Delahoussaye will be the official hosts!

Join NOBO in cheering on these amazing performers as they compete on the Civic stage for this one night, only in New Orleans event. THIS SATURDAY.

www.Dancingrounds.org

Exclusive Promo Code: NOBODANCE

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An analog dive down a digital rabbit hole. 14 pieces of dance theater that counter the individual isolation of the internet and return performance to a joyous shared experience.”

Dance meets theatre in STORIES WITHOUT WORDS presented by The Radical Buffoons. A new and experimental work blends theater, dance, and collaborative devising into an evening of music-and-motion. Experience the premiere collaboration of Jon Greene and Jarrell Hamilton on stage for an extended run! The evening rakes place in The Fortress of Lushington, a converted workshop space made blackbox theater in the Marigny. This production is nothing like any theater performed in this city.

Special service industry discounts and Monday night performances for people with non-traditional weekends. Running Oct 18th- Nov 3rd. $15-$25

For more info: www.radicalbuffoons.com

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Brand New Ballet at the Beautiful Marigny Opera House with a Full Orchestra Accompaniment 
The Marigny Opera Ballet starts it’s season with the world premiere of FOLLIES 1915. Devised by Ricky Graham and Dave Hurlbert, Follies takes place in New Orleans in 1915. Set to period music played live from the New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra this comedy unfolds when A brother and sister are separated during a storm at sea. They resurface at the elegant Palm Court, a haven for gigolos, foxtrots, and intrigue.

Playing for one weekend only, this ballet is looking to sweep us off our feet.

FOLLIES 1915
Nov 1st- 4th at the Marigny Opera House
For more info: http://marignyoperahouse.org/

 

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.

This Weekend in NOLA Theatre 9/25-9/30

THE LARAMIE PROJECT presented by The Storyville Collective and the Delgado Community College Theatre Department. 60 characters, performed by 14 actors, telling the story of Matthew Shepard’s murder and the impact on his community. Written by Moisés Kaufman and the Tetonic Theatre Company. Running 9/20-10/7 Thursday-Saturday 8PM, Sunday 3pm @the Delgado Theater. $10-$25
DISCOUNT CODE: NOBO20

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH the iconic rock musical featuring Edward Simon and Kimberly Kaye with a live band at every performance. A tragically beautiful international journey of Hedwig, a rock goddess, and her back-up band, The Angry Inch. Running 9/6- 2/30. Thursday-Sunday at 8pm. @Happyland Theater. $27
EXTENTION WEEKEND

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at WWII Museum a country western jukebox musical where the pump boys sell high octane on Highway 57 next door to the Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, over at the Double Cupp Diner. Running 9/7-9/29. Fri & Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 12:30PM. @ BB’s Stage Door. $30-$65

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

Dancing Grounds Showdown

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At the Civic Oct 13th

New Orleans Box Office is excited to be representing our first dance performance! 9 local dancers/dance groups will compete for bragging rights and a cash prize in the ultimate showdown. The “Queen Diva” Big Freedia and New Orleans’ dance expert Michelle Gibson will judge the live competition. WWL-TV’s Sheba Turk and Ashé Cultural Arts Center’s Frederick “Wood” Delahoussaye will be the official hosts!

Exclusive discount with promo code: NOBODANCE

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THE FINALISTS
Omari Dillard, Adult Solo, Krump
 Bobby Bonsey, Adult Solo, Tap on Roller Skates
Twerk NOLA, Adult Group, New Orleans Bounce
Next Gen, Adult Group, Hip Hop
Gabrielle Bankston, Youth Solo, Hip Hop
Tatum Michele, Youth Solo, Hip Hop
Passion Dance Center’s Golden Hearts & Ruby Blues Krewe, Youth Group, Dance Team
Out of Body Experience, Youth Group, Contemporary

THERE’S ONE SPOT LEFT – IT’S A WILD CARD!

VOTING FOR THE WILD CARD SPOT HAS STARTED! Go to Dancing Grounds website and vote: http://www.dancingrounds.org/meet-the-semifinalists

BUY TICKETS AT WWW.DANCINGROUNDS.ORG

Exclusive discount with promo code: NOBODANCE

LGBT Representation in NOLA Theatre

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LGBT Representation in New Orleans Theatre

We were so excited to see that this fall 3 distinct inspiring productions feature a story from the LGBT community. These performances are coming up quick and are not to be missed.

OPENING THIS WEEK

THE LARAMIE PROJECT
By Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre Project, Directed by Michael McKelvey
at the Delgado Community College Theater

In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard, The Storyville Collective and the Delgado Community College Theatre Department will be co-producing THE LARAMIE PROJECT.  The play draws upon hundreds of interviews conducted by members of the Tetonic Theatre Company with the citizens of Laramie, as well as published news reports and company members’ journal entries, to depict the events surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student at the University of Wyoming. It is a beautiful and heartfelt production. More info https://laramienola.brownpapertickets.com/
DISCOUNT CODE: NOBO20

EXTENDED THROUGH SEPT 30
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask, Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Directed by Kimberly Kaye
at the Cafe Istanbul and Happyland Theater

This Tony Award-winning masterpiece tells the captivating story of Hedwig, a fourth-wall smashing genderqueer East German rock’n’roll goddess. Backed by her punk rock band “The Angry Inch,” Hedwig (Edward Simon) weaves a tragically beautiful international journey, escaping East Berlin as Hansel and arriving in an all-American Kansas trailer park as Hedwig. After two sold out weekends, Hedwig has extended through the end of September! More info at www.hedwignola.com

OPENING OCT 5TH
I WROTE A SONG
Original Musical by NOLA Playwright and Director Trey Ming
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. This is a premier production by the new New Orleans LGBT theatre company Slotted Spoons Productions. More info at: www.slottedspoonproductions.com
DISCOUNT CODE: NOBO