Fall Arts Preview: Theater



Based on the popular children's book, a young girl can't resist anything pink — until she turns pink herself.

FourFront Theatre

Teatro Wego

Through Oct. 4

Viagra Falls

The fun is just beginning for these retirees.

Jefferson Performing Arts Center (JPAS)

Teatro Wego

Oct. 2-18

The Kingfish

John "Spud" McConnell stars in the one-man show about Huey P. Long.

The Roosevelt Hotel

Through Oct. 11


A high-caliber string ensemble adjusts to its first female member.

Southern Rep

Through Oct. 11

Andrea Marcovicci

The cabaret singer performs.

Le Chat Noir

Oct. 1-4

Loup Garou

Who or what is the mysterious werewolf haunting south Louisiana?

ArtSpot Productions/Mondo Bizarro

City Park

Oct. 8-25

Bless Ya Boys

A salute to the New Orleans Saints and the team's die-hard fans.

Le Chat Noir

Oct. 15-24

The Rocky Horror Show

Richard O'Brien's vampy, campy rock 'n' roll musical is right on time for Halloween.


Westwego Performing Arts Center

Oct. 23-Nov. 7

Camp Chaos

Actor's Theatre stages an original spoof of the horror film genre.

Actor's Theatre of New Orleans

Oct. 8-24

Finer Noble Gases

Stoner rock band members sharing an apartment are shaken from their stupor by the death of their television.

NOLA Project

Marigny Theatre/AllWays Lounge

Oct. 9-25

The Laramie Project — 10 Years Later

A staged reading of the Tectonic Theater Company's updated work.

Le Chat Noir

Oct. 12

Luis Bravo's Forever Tango

A company of 14 Argentine dancers traces the history of tango.

Mahalia Jackson Theater

Oct. 15

Damn Yankees

A man is torn between his love for his wife and his love for the game.

Le Petit Theatre

Oct. 15-Nov. 1

The Songs of Eartha Kitt

Anais St. John sings the music of Eartha Kitt.

Le Chat Noir

Oct. 18

Livin' Janis

Dorian Rush channels Janis Joplin.

Le Chat Noir

Oct. 21 & Nov. 27-29

Shane Shane

This queer one-man cabaret act features song, dance and plenty of cardboard headdresses.

AllWays Lounge

Oct. 22

The Clean Up Woman

A career woman hires domestic help and realizes the maid may be picking up her husband in addition to the dirty laundry around the house.

Mahalia Jackson Theater

Oct. 25


A mystical breed of cats share their secret customs and talents in the long-running Broadway hit.

Broadway Across America

Mahalia Jackson Theater

Oct. 27-Nov. 1

Perle Noir's Gowns and Tassels Burlesque Benefit

Dancer Perle Noir presents a burlesque show to raise money to compete in the Burlesque Hall of Fame Pageant.

AllWays Lounge

Oct. 28

A Raisin in the Sun

A Southside Chicago family is torn by members' different plans for a better future.

Anthony Bean Community Theater

Oct. 30-Nov. 22

I Am My Own Wife

A German transvestite outwits the Nazis and the Communists in this Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning one-man show.

Southern Rep

Nov. 4-Dec. 6

Four Dogs & a Bone

Everybody involved in a low-budget film tries to take over the project.

Actor's Theatre of New Orleans

Nov. 5-21

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Six adolescent overachievers struggle to fit in, win and learn life's truly valuable lessons.

FourFront Theatre

Le Petit Theatre

Nov. 6-22

New Orleans Fringe Festival

The second-year festival presents a broad slate of alternative theater and performance art at various locations.

Nov. 11-15

Sandi Roads Presents Hot Flashes

Becky Allen and Karen Hebert star in a comedy about women getting together to solve the problems of the world, commiserate about aging and celebrate life.


Teatro Wego

Nov. 13-19

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The musical classic is a story of magic and discovering true love.


Jefferson Performing Arts Center

Nov. 28-Dec. 13

The Color Purple

The Broadway musical is based on Alice Walker's novel about Southern black women who find the strength to survive poverty and exploitation and take control of their lives.

Broadway Across America

Mahalia Jackson Theater

Dec. 1-6

A Christmas Carol — The Whole Story – The Movie!

Rene J.F. Piazza takes his annual comic holiday spoof to a whole new medium.

Actor's Theatre of New Orleans

Dec. 3-20

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

The stage adaptation of the film features extra Irving Berlin songs and big musical numbers.

Le Petit Theatre

Dec. 3-20

Silent Night of the Lambs

Running With Scissors cannibalizes the holiday classics.

Le Chat Noir

Dec. 3-27

The Santaland Diaries

The stage adaptation of David Sedaris' account of working during the holidays as an elf assistant to Santa at Macy's in New York City.

Actor's Theatre of New Orleans

Dec. 4-19

Major Archibald Swelling's Salve

Historical Louisiana figures shake up state politics from the grave.

Cripple Creek

Marigny Theatre

Dec. 4-12

The Reason

Anthony Bean writes and directs a hip-hop holiday musical.

Anthony Bean Theater

Dec. 4-20

A Christmas Carol

JPAS Theatre Kids presents the musical children's version of Dickens' classic.


Westwego Performing Arts Center

Dec. 11-20

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