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January Theatre and Dance in New Orleans

We have listed the hot tickets for this month! Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full monthly calendar.


One of the shows we are most excited about this month is Goat in the Road's THE UNINVITED. Set in 1874, and based on real-life events, THE UNINVITED follows nine characters at the Gallier House on the night of a dinner party, a riot, and an uninvited guest.

Featuring: Brian Egland, Shannon Flaherty, Darci Fulcher, Ian Hoch, Dylan Hunter, Tenaj Jackson, Grace Kennedy, April Louise, Jessica Lozano.

From the same company that brought you THE STRANGER DISEASE (which had a completely sold out run). Due to VERY limited seating and high demand, this show is certain to sell quickly. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

January 10- February 14 Two shows per night: 6 pm and 8 pm Gallier House, 1132 Royal St. $35



The NOLA Project is back at the Contemporary Arts Center to present the regional premiere of HARRY AND THE THIEF. Part Science Fiction, part Historical Drama, and part Comedic Farce a provocative and hilarious play featuring a brand-new time machine, and a plan: sending a professional thief, back to 1863 to alter history by providing Harriet Tubman with modern-day guns.

Described by the playwright as "historically bent, totally perverse, joyfully irreverent and concerned with issues of identity, pop culture and contemporary American society.” January 16-26 Contemporary Arts Center $20 for Students; $30-$35 for General Admission Get Your Ticket Now


Mini- Festival of New Works

Midwinter Works is a three-day gathering that invites community artists, performers, citizens, activists, designers, organizers, scholars, and teachers to exchange ideas, participate in discussions, experience performances, and hear provocations on the theme: Proximity, bodies in motion

During Midwinter Works, participants will have the opportunity to see and experience new art works, works in progress, concerts, discussion panels, workshops, and film screenings, as well as conversations with some of the city’s teachers, community leaders, curators, students, and artists. Panels will bring artists and community leaders from around the city together to engage ideas and share experiences related to the work of creating a more equitable culture and economy through the arts in New Orleans and the region.

January 24-26 Beaubourg Theatre Prices will Vary Per Event MORE INFORMATION



Spotlight New Orleans New Orleans' very own late-night talk show present its January show featuring these notable guests: Sister Helen Prejean - known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty, Brett Evans and Todd Schrenk of 'tit Rǝx - New Orleans' original microkrewe, Charmaine Neville - musical guest. At Cafe Istanbul Jan 8th. $10

3 Ring Circus is a classic circus and a musical; a love story between a rotten egg and a bad peanut. Theirs is a love that can only blossom under the Big Top. With death-defying feats of jaw-dropping beauty, expect to be wowed and astonished by the most amazing human and animalistic acts in the South! MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY Jan 9-19 at the Old Iron Works $15

The Uninvited presented by Goat in the Road. An immersive historical drama set in 1874 and follows nine characters who live in, or orbit around, the Gallier House (1132 Royal St.). Jan 10-Feb at the Gallier House in the French Quarter. $35

Hamlet Reprise of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival 2019 production of Hamlet. ONE NIGHT ONLY at Tulane's Dixon Hall. Jan 10. $15-$25​

Debauchery New Orleans' only live, ongoing soap opera! In this episode, out of town relatives arrive for Chanel's Christmas party, but at Buff's request, everyone meets in an unusual place before party. Wear your ugly sweater! Dec 11. $15

Harry and the Thief presented by the NOLA Project. Science Fiction, Historical Drama, and Comedic Farce. Mimi’s cousin Jeremy has a PhD in physics, a brand-new time machine, and a plan: He’s sending Mimi, a professional thief, back to 1863 to alter history by providing Harriet Tubman with modern-day guns. Running January 16-26 at the CAC. $20-$35

Something Rotten! Set in 1595, this hilarious smash hit tells of the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing,, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul​​. Running January 17- February 2. $20-$65

Mother Courage and Her Children Ntozake Shange (FOR COLORED GIRLS) adapted Bertolt Brecht’s classic drama in 1980, transposing the action from Europe during the Thirty Years War to the American Southwest after the Civil War. Mother Courage struggles to survive the war by profiting from it but ends up paying the ultimate cost. Running January 22- February 2 at Southern Rep. $31-$48 

Mid Winter Works Festival​ a three-day gathering that invites community artists, performers, citizens, activists, designers, organizers, scholars, and teachers to exchange ideas, participate in discussions, experience performances, and hear provocations on the theme: Proximity, bodies in motion. January 24-26 at Beaubourg Theatre. 

Art Klub 2020  Art Klub is throwing a party to announce their 2020 programming and residencies! Performances from local artists are yet to be announced. Jan 25 at Art Klub. FREE EVENT

Rough Draughts is The NOLA Project's free monthly play reading series held on the final monday at NOLA Brewing Company. Jan 27th at NOLA Brewing. FREE EVENT

For the full monthly calendar: www.TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com​​​​​