2017-2018 "Second Century" Season
Current Season Subscribers will be able to renew beginning April 6th at 12:00 PM.
Subscriptions go on sale for new subscribers on May 15th.
Individual tickets go on sale July 1st.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
September 15-October 1, 2017
On a tropical isle in the Caribbean, a child seeks comfort in a storm. Her fellow villagers tell her the story of Ti Moune, a young peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, and of the four impassioned gods who make a bet over which is stronger, love or death. Le Petit kicks off its second century of great theatre in the heart of the French Quarter with the spectacular musical fable from the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Ragtime and Anastasia.
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical and nominated for eight Tony Awards, Once on this Island is a rousing Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
November 3-November 19, 2017
Brought to you by Tony and Drama Desk award winner Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years chronicles five years of a marriage between Cathy and Jamie: from their meeting to break-up and from break-up to marriage. Their relationship is told from their two differing perspectives - Jamie begins with the start of their relationship, and Cathy shares as it falls apart. Their story collides in one pivotal moment: their marriage. Featuring a haunting pop-rock score that defines the emotional roller-coaster of love, The Last Five Years is the musical triumph for dreamers and cynics alike.
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
By Tennessee Williams
March 9-March 25, 2018
In conjunction with the 32nd annual Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival, Le Petit Theatre presents New Orleans’ signature play. The story of Blanche DuBois and her collision with her sensuous and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, is as dynamic and searing today as it as when it premiered in 1947. The Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork by America’s great poet-playwright, Tennessee Williams.
AN ACT OF GOD
by David Javerbaum
May 11-May 27, 2018
After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by His devoted angels), has arrived back on Earth to address some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. “Transcribed” by 13-time Emmy Award-winner David Javerbaum, An Act of God is the Broadway smash-hit comedy from the creator of, well, everything.
By Regina Taylor, adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry
June 15-July 1, 2018
Told in a mix of gospel, jazz, blues, hip-hop and spoken word, Crowns is a moving and celebratory exploration of history and identity as seen through the eyes of Yolanda, a young African-American woman who comes down South after her brother is killed, and is introduced to her grandmother’s circle of hat queens. Each hat holds the story of one of life’s joys or struggles, as Yolanda comes to realize that these hats aren’t just fashion statements, but testimonies of sisterhood - they are hard-earned Crowns.