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NOBO Picks for Theatre and Dance Sept 2019

The theatre and dance season is starting off strong! September is packed with musicals, New Orleans Dance week, original work, adapted Shakespeare, and more!!

Here are the shows we are most excited about, for the full calendar go to www.TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com


SILENCE: The Musical

SILENCE is the unauthorized parody of the Academy Award-winning THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. This hysterical show, featuring score & lyrics by Jon & Al Kaplan and book by Hunter Bell (Title of Show) stars Kevin Murphy as Hannibal Lecter, Hannah Rachal as Clarice Starling, Trey Ming as Buffalo Bill, Beau Bratcher as Jack Crawford, and more.

Produced by the Storyville Collective and Doctuh Mistuh Productions this musical will fright and delight but definitely has an R rating, so parents be advised.

September 6-16 at the Twilight Room at the Allways Lounge

September 19-28 at the New Orleans Art Center


More info on Silence! The Musical


A New Play by Goat in the Road and Tulane University

Inspired by the startling results of the 2018 Tulane University Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct revealing that 41% of female students and 19% of male students reported being sexually assaulted during their time on campus, a team of student performers and New Orleans artists have come together to address sexual violence on the University’s campus by creating Roleplay, a new theatrical work that explores student’s experiences with love, sex, power, and consent. Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre (150 Dixon Hall Annex) September 5 - 15 Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm FREE, but tickets must be reserved at www.goatintheroadproductions.org.

New Orleans Dance Week

The New Orleans Dance Network is hosting the 5th annual New Orleans Dance Week with exciting new events and activities for all ages leading up to National Dance Day. The celebration has three central components:

$5 Class Challenge: September 9-20

Tour de Dance: September 15-20

National Dance Day Celebration and Secondline: September 21, 9am-12pm

A week of dance events featuring different facets of the New Orleans dance community, schedule to TBD. Check out: www.NOLADANCENETWORK.Org for further details

Measure for Measure &

Shakespearean Spelling Bee

A world-premiere production, The NOLA Project and the New Orleans Museum of Art are proud to partner with PlayOn Shakespeare to present Aditi Kapil's modern-verse translation of MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

Sept 10-29

NOMA's Great Hall


Featured Discount: Young Professionals Rush, anyone under 30 can get $18 tickets at the door to any performance that is not sold out.

More info on Measure for Measure

To amp up the crowd for their latest Shakespeare production, the NOLA Project will be hosting a Shakespearean Spelling Bee (for Adults) on Sept 7. Showcase your Shakespearean spelling skills in this one-night-only "academic" event. Participants will be tested on some of the Bard's best words and character names for a shot at two tickets to Measure for Measure at NOMA, a 32 oz. NOLA Brewing growler, and MORE!

Admission is FREE to watch and $10 to participate

Information on the Spelling Bee

Coffee Colored Dreams

No Dream Deferred's season opening fundraiser: A staged reading of Coffee-Colored Dreams by author and playwright Pamela Davis-Noland, a love story that is laced with pure Southern sexiness.

Benny's Place, a Coffee House/Cafe located in the French Quarters of New Orleans; charming and visually nostalgic embodying the ambiance of a 1940s juke joint, is where Celia and Jeff meet. Benny Thibodeaux, the proprietor (or as Benny pronounces, pro pie ta) of the cafe is a New Orleans native whose wisdom and clairvoyance is the motivational balm that both Celia DuBois and Jeffrey Jackson are in desperate need of.

Saturday, September 14th

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Cocktail Half Hour, Play Reading, and After Show Reception)

at the new Beaubourg Theatre, 614 Gravier St


More info on Coffee Colored Dreams

Love Letters of World War II

Mélange Dance Company presents Love Letters of WWII an original musical set and dance piece performed with live musicians at the Marigny Opera House. Based on an epic love story that persisted during a tumultuous time that shaped the world. From courting from afar, to arguments after growing weary of empty mailboxes, a scarf that fatefully saved a life, and fantasies of reuniting, their love endured. Woven through this romance, Melange highlights stories of a generation of brave men and women who stepped up in the name of human dignity.

September 20-22 at 8 pm

at Marigny Opera House


More info on Love Letters

Watership, Damn!

Aqua Mob Returns for it's 3rd annual pool ballet! Aqua Mob is New Orleans' first and only community-based water ballet ensemble, featuring aerialists, synchronized swimmers, dancers, singers, and brand new artists who have never graced a stage before. Aqua Mob creates funny and powerful aquatic theatre.

Inspired by Watership Down, this production explores the magic of hope in a dark world! Two bunnies, Diver and Bighead escape the impending destruction of their bunny home to set out for paradise. Join them on a journey for a safe home without bloodshed filled with plenty of giant vegetables.

Sept 26- Oct 5

The Drifter Hotel

3522 Tulane Avenue



More info for Watership, Damn!

Here are the shows we are most excited about, for the full calendar go to www.TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com