Our performing arts scene is serving up a weekend of original work by New Orleanians! Here is the calendar of theatre and dance in NOLA this weekend.
The Baroness Undressed at the Cabildo a unique portrayal of the unbelievable true story of New Orleans own Micaela Almonester, better known as the infamous Iron Bird of Paradise:The Baroness de Pontalba. Aug 1. $35
Turn It Into Smoke A new comedy about two couples signing guardianship papers in case the older couple's plane goes down when unexpected guests arrive. Running July 18-Aug 1 at Mt. Olivet Church. $20-$25 CLOSING WEEKEND
Matilda: The Musical at Summer Lyric Based on the children’s book by the whimsical Roald Dahl, great for the whole family~ Running Aug 1-4. $28-$48 PROMO CODE: SLTNOBO
The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams' classic story of Tom Wingfield, a factory worker with literary aspirations and his greatest guilt and shame leaving his mother, Amanda, and his sister Laura. Running July 26- Aug 17. $15-$28
Dance Your Style A contest giving freedom to dancers. From hip hop, to house---locking to popping, there’s no planned choreography or one dedicated style of dance. Hosted by D.C. Paul at Generations Hall. Aug 3. $5 ONE NIGHT ONLY
Fly Movement Salon New works of contemporary circus, dance, and genre-blending performance every first Tuesday at Cafe Istanbul. Aug 6. FREE
Full calendar for the month and beyond can be found at TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com