Projects

100 Years of Women in Blues

At one time or another we have all felt the blues, and artists like Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Irma Thomas, Ma Rainey and Big Mama Thornton among others, have expressed in their songs our feelings and our sins.  This show, by Big Easy Entertainment Award Winner Dorian Rush, travels from 1919 to 2019 and it’s a journey of life, love, heartache and loss.  Who could do this better than the Women of the Blues? 

August: Osage County

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. 

BIZET’S CARMEN

NEW ORLEANS OPERA: The opera tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous torero Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. Carmen was first performed in Paris on March 3, 1875, where its breaking of conventions shocked and scandalized its first audiences. Carmen has since become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas.

CINEMA & THE SYMPHONY: ACADIANA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION “BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD"

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” will take you through the bayous of South Louisiana and show you a world of wonder as you listen to the original soundtrack performed live by ASO’s 30-member orchestra and GRAMMY Award winning Lost Bayou Ramblers. 

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Continuing its almost a half-century legacy of breaking boundaries and transforming lives through ballet, the classically American and globally renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem puts power on pointe with gorgeous works by George Balanchine, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Christopher Wheeldon. The expanded cast of dancers will also feature four guest artists from NOBA’s Center for Dance. 

 

DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion

As top 10 finalists last summer on the NBC hit TV show, “America’s Got Talent,” Diavolo wowed millions of viewers by pushing the limits of dance as extreme sport and defying gravity with awe-inspiring, daredevil movement on a playground of oversized architectural structures. Since becoming a TV sensation, the company has been selling out live performances and entertaining legions of new fans. Led by Paris-born maverick, Jacques Heim, these intrepid dancer-athletes perform a new action-theater show that is a thrilling spectacle for the entire family.

SCI-FI – MUSIC OF THE FINAL FRONTIER

The Baton Rouge Symphony with conductor David Torns will perform an amazing program including Strauss: “Fanfare” from Also Sprach Zarathustra, Holst: selections from The Planets , and Williams: selections from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Star Wars

TCHAIKOVSKY AND PINES OF ROME

The Baton Rouge Symphony with conductor Timothy Muffitt with a stunning program that will include: Grantham: To The Wind’s Twelve Quarters, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto,de Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat and Respighi: Pines of Rome

THE KING AND I

A richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another.

The Music of David Bowie

Relive the music of David Bowie with orchestral accompaniment by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra! With Windborne.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”