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This Week in NOLA Theatre 7/16-7/21

Theatre and dance happening this week in New Orleans include Clean Squad an original play, Radical Buffoons Summer Party, multiple Shakespeare events, new play openings and more!




By Any Scenes Necessary: King Lear actors and long-form improvisers will come together to ridiculously recreate William Shakespeare's KING LEAR on stage, without a script. The show will go on BY ANY SCENE NECESSARY. At New Orleans Shakespeare Festival July 17. $15​


Clean Squad: An Antiseptic Adventure presented by Prescription Joy an intrepid team of cleaning supplies: the savvy Spray Bottle, a grouchy but wizened Uncle Sponge, and the mighty Detergent, as they battle against the Evil Germ! A Family Show Running July 19-20 at Trinity Episcopal School.  FREE EVENT


Embrace YR Weird This one-night only show offers a sequin-filled and inspirational perspective on how we can spread joy. Part TEDtalk, part puppet show, part dance party! July 19 at the Twilight Room behind the Allways Lounge. $18-$30​


The Food Of Love Leslie Castay reprises last season’s sold out cabaret evening of songs inspired by Shakespeare. Music Director Jefferson Turner and special guest Clint Johnson.​ July 21 at New Orleans Shakespeare Fest $20-$30


Hamlet at New Orleans Shakespeare Festival Shakespeare's most famous tragedy, the tale of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark coming home to avenge his father's death. Running July 12-28th at Lupin Theatre, Tulane. $20-$30​


Knuffle Bunny A Musical based on Mo WIlliams children's book Knuffle Bunny. A Family Show June 12-July 21at Southern Rep. $10-$15​


Til Sunday the story of a young mother coming from Cuba to New Orleans with her daughter in search of a better life. Running July 18-28 at Southern Rep. $25-$40​


TRB's Chill Summer Announcement Party​ The Radical Buffoons Theatre Collective is throwing a summer party and will be announcing their 2019-2020 season as well as season auditions at the Urban South Brewery. A Family Friendly Event. July 21. FREE EVENT

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


Waterworld: The Musical hilarious live interactive theater experience, swimming pool-based musical adapted from the 1995 post-apocalyptic cult favorite/flop movie Waterworld. Running July 18-20 at Hidden Paradise Art House. $20

Full calendar for the month and beyond can be found at TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com

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