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State of Play: NOLA Theatre Listings Aug. 11-17


Compiled by Michael Martin

This week on New Orleans stages, nuns with guns, Seuss favorites and a sleepover. Inside, Michael Martin gathers the complete theatre calendar through Sunday.


State of Play: NOLA Theatre Rundown for Aug. 1-10


As summer winds into its August apex, Shakespeare gets a variety of treatments on NOLA stages, from burlesque to cabaret to a more traditional rendering at Tulane. Plus, bug, a vacation to Grand Isle and dance in the Marigny.


Every Little Step They Take

Theatre Review: 'A Chorus Line' from Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane



Once you catch your breath after the ecstatic opening sequence, the most striking thing for a first-time viewer of A Chorus Line is what a simple, low-tech show it is.


State of Play: NOLA Theatre Listings for July 1-28


Hot, hot, hot. For July there’s loads of nostalgia, patriotism, three- and four-part harmonies, comedy … and, toward the middle of the month, two politically charged dramas and one highly praised solo-show revival. Productions listed in order of closing.


Theatre Review: Subtle Whoring on St. Claude


Subtle Whoring, recently extended at the Shadowbox, is a theatre kid’s dream, and it attracts a colorful crowd, too. From the top, the show asks to be misunderstood. By the end, you’ve come to accept these characters, even if you can’t always love them.

 


Musical Munchies

Theatre Review: Reefer Madness, The Musical, in Mid-City



Ten minutes into Reefer Madness: The Musical, the stage adaptation of a “cult classic” ‘30s anti-drug propaganda flick that no one seems to actually enjoy (it makes for good background noise at parties), Tony Coco makes his gangly entrance as Jimmy Harper, the Christian high schooler who will soon be lured away from his saintly blonde sweetheart, Mary, by the siren call of marijuana and unprotected sex.


Back to Badu-izms

Fringe Fest Tribute Returns With Mother's Day Double-Header



Pamela Davis Noland’s play Badu-izms: A Tribute to Erykah is back in New Orleans by popular demand, offering up two shows on Sunday, May 11. 


Alice Among the Sculptures: NOLA Project Opens 'Adventures in Wonderland'


In the NOLA Project's latest outdoor, theatrical romp, the NOMA Sculpture Garden is woven into Wonderland and the audience decides on their play. Then, there are the fart noises. Adventures in Wonderland, which opens Wednesday (May 7), seeks to pull the scenery and the crowd into the production for an immersive twilight journey through the land first dreamed up by Lewis Carroll in 1865.


Southern Rep Plans Louisiana-Centered 2014-15 Season


Southern Rep continues to travel when it comes to venue, but the local theatre company's 2014-15 offerings indicate they still have a sense of home. All four of the productions next season are either written by Louisianans, or about Louisianans. 


Expressionism! Whiteface! Peas!

Theatre Review: NO space’s Woyzeck at The Old Ironworks



“Fire! Blood! Booze!” That’s the promo slogan for NO space’s debut, Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck, which recently closed a one-weekend run outside The Old Ironworks.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

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