2018 - 2019

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Satchmo at the Waldorf

By Terry Teachout
Director Maxwell Williams
October 5, 2018 – October 21, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee, 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15 - $55
Industry Night: Monday, October 15, 2018 7:30 pm $25
 
Satchmo at the Waldorf, an extraordinary one-man, three-character play that journeys into the heart and mind of New Orleans’ beloved jazz legend, Louis Armstrong. The play takes place in March of 1971 in the backstage dressing room of the Empire Room at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. According to writer Terry Teachout, it’s where Armstrong performed in public for the last time four months before his death. The play was born from Teachout’s experience writing the 2009 Louis Armstrong biography, Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong. He says, “Like all geniuses, Satchmo was complicated, and that complexity was part of what made his music so beautiful and profound.”

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Director Maxwell Williams
December 7, 2018 – December 23, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday matinee, 2 pm
Tickets: $15 - $55
 
The first-annual production of Charles Dickens’ heartwarming Victorian classic, A Christmas Carol, features 20 young artists from our newly-launched Young Conservatory Program. Miserly and menacing moneylender Ebeneezer Scrooge learns lessons in love, generosity, and redemption when he is visited by a host of spirits on the eve of Christmas Eve. Filled with magic, ghosts, and holiday cheer. Le Petit has a long tradition of having young people perform on its stages and we are proud that the launch of our Young Conservatory in the fall will culminate in a youth company of performers who will take the stage in A Christmas Carol.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman with Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Director
January 18, 2019 – February 3, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee, 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15 - $55
Industry Night: Monday, January 28, 2019 7:30 pm $25
 
 
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-'em-dead, uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 Broadway season. With ten Tony nominations and four wins, it also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Best Musical) and one Drama League Award (Best Musical). When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the second Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing Monty's mind.... A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways. 

Baby Doll

Adapted by Pierre Laville and Emily MannDirector
Directed by
March 15, 2019 – March 31, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee, 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15 - $50
Industry Night: Monday, March 25, 2019 7:30 pm $25
 
The regional premiere Baby Doll based on Tennessee Williams’ one-act play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and the controversial 1956 film. Set in the sweltering summer heat of 1950s Mississippi, this dark comedy is a game of cat and mouse that explores the desires, desperation, and prejudices of two rival cotton gin owners and their attempts to seduce a young bride called Baby Doll after a suspected act of arson.
 

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

By Mona Golabek
May 10, 2018 – May 26, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee, 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15 - $50
Industry Night: Monday, May 20, 2019 7:30 pm $25
 
The Pianist of Willesden Lane is a powerful and inspirational play and according to the San Francisco Chronicle it’s “an astonishing tour de force”. Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most beautiful music while chronicling the true story of her mother’s journey on the Kindertransport and life as a young musician in London during the Blitz in World War II. The Pianist of Willesden Lane is infused with hope and invokes the life-affirming power of music. Beloved selections from Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and more enhance this captivating story.