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A&E Fall Preview: Theater

Broadway in New Orleans presents the musical Les Miserables.
  • Broadway in New Orleans presents the musical Les Miserables.

The Zeitgeist Chronicles
The new play examines the 2008 election of President Barack Obama from different perspectives.
Dillard University
Through Sept. 29

Balm in Gilead
Prostitutes, addicts and thieves come and go at an all-night diner looking for a fix or human connection.
New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA)
Through Sept. 30

Legally Blonde: The Musical
Elle Woods and her fashion sense take on Harvard Law School.
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts
Through Sept. 30

The Ugly Duckling
Lightwire Theater presents all-ages versions of The Tortoise and the Hare and The Ugly Duckling.
Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)
Through Sept. 30

Verbatim Verboten
Special guests participate in staged readings of wiretapped conversations, released emails and other notorious documents.
The Shadowbox Theatre
Through Oct. 24

Le Royal Rouge Show
The variety show features Jodi Borello, dancers, an illusionist and crossbow shooter.
Harrah's New Orleans
Through Oct. 28

Ricky and Varla Turn You On
Ricky Graham and Varla Jean Merman present comic and musical sketches.
Mid-City Theatre
Sept. 27-30

The Full Monty
Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) presents the drama about unemployed steelworkers who try male stripping to make ends meet.
Jefferson Performing Arts Center
Sept. 29-Oct. 7

17 Border Crossings
Writer/performance artist Thaddeus Phillips presents a collection of travel monologues.
Oct. 5

Se Habla Spanglish Here: When Latinos Rule GreenGoLandia 2020
Jose Torres-Tama presents a futuristic sci-fi comedy about Latinos rising to political and social power.
The Shadowbox Theatre
Oct. 11-15

Driving Miss Daisy
A rich old window and her chauffeur learn to overcome their differences in this JPAS production.
Westwego Performing Arts Theatre
Oct. 5-14
North Star Theatre, Mandeville
Oct. 19-21

Jump, Jive and Wail: The Music of Louis Prima
The show celebrates the music of New Orleans-born showman and Las Vegas star Louis Prima.
World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen
Oct. 5-Nov. 24

The Lily's Revenge
A five-act, multi-media show follows the flowering of a lily into a human quest for love and more.
The Den of Muses
Oct. 18-21

Leigh Fondakowski (The Laramie Project) created this play about the BP oil disaster.
NOCCA, Nims Black Box Theatre
Oct. 26-28

JPAS presents the show about British talk show host David Frost's interviews with President Richard Nixon shortly after his resignation.
Westwego Performing Arts Theatre
Oct. 26-Nov. 4
North Star Theatre, Mandeville
Nov. 9-18

Les Miserables
Broadway in New Orleans brings the popular musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel about the poor in tumultuous early 19th century France.
Mahalia Jackson Theater
Oct. 30-Nov. 4

The Importance of Being Earnest
Skin Horse Theater and Elm Theater present Oscar Wilde's classic farce about social mores in Victorian England.
Nov. 1-18

Bell, Book and Candle
A little witchcraft shakes up budding relationships in this romantic comedy.
Playmakers Theatre, Covington
Nov. 2-18

Boeing Boeing
A Frenchman cleverly courts several fiancees, but then they suddenly converge on his Paris apartment at the same time.
Rivertown Theatres for the Performing Arts
Nov. 2-18

Seven Guitars
A blues musician's death is recounted in 1940s Pittsburgh, in August Wilson's play.
Anthony Bean Community Theater
Nov. 2-18

Pearls Over Shanghai
The comic mock-opera explores white slavery and interracial affairs in 1930s China.
The AllWays Lounge & Theatre
Nov. 9-Dec. 1

Ricky Graham and Becky Allen: Together Again
The duo reprises its show of music and comedy sketches.
Mid-City Theatre
Nov. 10-30

A Christmas Carol
John "Spud" McConnell stars in Southern Rep's production of Charles Dickens' classic.
Nov. 23-Dec. 16

Romeo & Juliet
The NOLA Project remounts its production of the Bard's tragic love story.
New Orleans Museum of Art
Nov. 28-Dec. 16

Sweeney Todd
The demon barber of Fleet Street wrecks havoc in his namesake musical.
The AllWays Lounge & Theatre
Dec. 6-16

Scrooge in Rouge
Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman and Yvette Hargis reprise their holiday romp.
Mid-City Theatre
Dec. 6-23

Merry Christmas, Baby
Anthony Bean writes and directs this holiday show.
Anthony Bean Community Theater
Dec. 7-16

A Celtic Christmas
Danny O'Flaherty and guests sing Celtic and holiday songs.
Westwego Performing Arts Theatre
Dec. 15-16

Disney's Mary Poppins
Broadway in New Orleans presents the classic children's tale about an enchanting nanny.
Mahalia Jackson Theater
Dec. 18-23

Shut Up, Sweet Charlotte
Ricky Graham and Varla Jean Merman reprise their parody of the 1948 film Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte.
Mid-City Theatre
Dec. 31- Jan 20

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