Meet the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar!

Joel Derby

Joel Derby (PETER) is a New Orleans native and graduate of Vanderbilt University. Joel last appeared as Sebastian in The NOLA Project's Twelfth Night at NOMA and Frankie in Elm Theatre's production of A Lie of the Mind. He has also performed with the Tulane Shakespeare Festival and in Death of a Salesman at Le Petit. Joel is excited to make his return to musical theatre with the talented cast of ˆJesus Christ Superstar.


Lloyd Meekins

Lloyd Meekins, 23, is continuing to study at Tulane University as a musical theater and dance concentration. Recently preformed in Le Petite's production of Hair as Steve, a street dance junkie and Tank in See 'Em on Stage's Production of Zanna Don't. Lloyd's thrilled to be back on stage working at Le Petit theatre with such an incredible cast of talented New Orleans locals. As a theatrical dance and musical theater entrepreneur, Lloyd has preformed with dance companies and stared as multiple roles around the city which includes, but is not limited to his performance as SeaWeed in Hairspray. Mr. Meekins is honored to thank his fabulous cast mates and directer Augstin Correro for his wonderful direction. And we'd be nowhere without our thorough stage manager Destany Gorham and her continuous support.


Gwen Mahan

Gwen Mahan was born and raised in Gonzales, LA. She is one of five girls! Gwen attended Northwestern State to earn her Bachelor's in Theatre. With that degree, she went on to perform for regional theatres in CO, PA, AR and AK. Favorite credits: Chicago, Evangeline the Musical, and 42nd Street. Thank you to the Le Petit staff, my sisters, my parents, and Sean for their love and support!



Emily Ricalde 

Emily Ricalde, from New Orleans Louisiana, is absolutely honored to be performing in Le Petit’s Jesus Christ Superstar. As a junior in high school, she was most recently seen as the Wicked Witch of the West in Mount Carmel Academy’s production of The Wizard of Oz. She studies lyrical, tap, and musical theatre at Encore Studio of Dance, Tumbling, Music and Theatre. She would like to thank her friends and family for all of their support, especially her mother for driving her back and forth from rehearsal.


Chrishira Perrier

Chrishira Perrier (Simon) is an artist from New Orleans, LA. She was recently seen on Oxygen Networks's latest reality show FIX MY CHOIR, starring Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child and Deitrick Haddon from PREACHERS OF L.A.. Chrishira was also seen on BET's reality show ONE NIGHT ONLY. She has played the role of Effie White in DREAMGIRLS twice and was honored to work with Jennifer Holiday and Jennifer Hudson. Her stage credits include AINT MISBEHAVING (Nell Carter), THE WIZ (Dorothy) and Macbeth (3rd Witch). When she is not acting, she travels with her band spreading love and inspiration through music. She has toured all over the world and looks forward to having a great impact on people through her music.






January 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 @ 7:30 pm

Jan. 25 @ 3:00 pm

Tickets: $30 - $50; 504-522-2081




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