The talented students in NOCCA's Musical Theatre division proudly present Curtains, a musical whodunit. The musical's book is Rupert Holmes, lyrics were penned by Fred Ebb, and music was composed by John Kander, with additional lyrics by Kander and Holmes. Stay tuned for complete details!
The New Orleans/Louisiana premiere of "Zanna, Don't! (A Musical Fairy Tale)" will open at The Shadowbox Theatre, located at 2400 St. Claude Avenue-New Orleans, LA-70117, on March 14 and run March 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 30. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night performances will begin at 8pm and Sunday matinee performances will begin at 2pm.
"Zanna, Don't" is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning 2003 off-Broadway musical written by Tim Acito with additional lyrics and material by Alexander Dinelaris. The show is set in a parallel magical universe where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is taboo. Set in a mid-western all-American type town, the action takes place at heterophobic Heartsville High. Zanna, the school matchmaker (think Dolly Levi with more flair), brings together happy same-sex couples until the football team's handsome quarterback and the lovely captain of the Girls' Intramural Mechanical Bull-Riding Team begin to discover their feelings for each other.
In addition to receiving several 2003 Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle award nominations, the original production of "Zanna, Don't" won the Lucille Lortel award for best choreography as well as the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater Production and was voted Favorite Off-Broadway Musical in the Broadway.com Audience Awards.
Following the sold out run of the Big Easy Award nominated "Evil Dead the Musical", "Zanna Don't" will be quite a change of pace; going from the world of blood, dismemberment, and evil Candarian demons to a celebration of love and diversity! "See 'Em On Stage: A Production Company" is proud to continue its mission of bringing musicals to the New Orleans theater community that are brand new to local audiences.
"Zanna, Don't!" is produced and directed by Christopher Bentivegna. Choreography and assistant direction is provided by Lindsey Romig. Natalie True is the music director (leading a live rock band).
Ariel Schwab will serve as production manager. Caroline St. Amant is the stage manager and Michelle deMontluzin is the production designer. Elizabeth Corley will contribute to special effects.
Joshua Brewer will play the title role of Zanna. Larry Johnson will play the role of Mike. Janie Heck will play the role of Kate. Allee Peck will play the role of Roberta. Kali Russell will play the role of Candi. Lloyd Meekins will play the role of Tank. Brian-Eric Lugo will play the role of Arvin. Price Provenzano will play the role of Steve and Elyse McDaniel will play various roles.
For tickets, patrons can call The Shadowbox Theatre box office: 504-298-8676.
The Board of Directors of the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture andHistory invites the community to A Renaissance in Tremé – a night of cuisine, art and music featuring Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award-winning artist PJ Morton, rising jazz saxophonist Khari Lee, and African drummer Luther Gray.
The fundraising event will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Basin Street Station, 501 Basin Street, New Orleans, LA. General Admission Tickets are $75 and are available for purchase online athttps://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=1861607117 or at the door.
The night also marks the launch of the museum’s Legacy Brick Campaign, where community members can support the fundraising efforts by honoring a loved one, an organization or themselves with the purchase of a brick, a fountain or aplaque for the soon-to-be renovated campus. This spring, the museum will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation that will expand its artistic offerings, enhance the visitor experience and further cement its economic impact in the Tremé and Greater New Orleans communities.
The New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History, a landmark destination in the historic Faubourg Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, collects and exhibits artifacts of distinction that interpret, preserve and promote the African American cultural heritage of the Crescent City.