September 6 2018 | News
LE PETIT THEATRE
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Contact: Janet Wilson, Marketing Manager
LE PETIT THEATRE OPENS THE 2018-2019 SEASON WITH TERRY TEACHOUT’S ACCLAIMED ONE-MAN SHOW, SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
Starring Drama Desk, Obie, and Olivier Award winner and New Orleanian Barry Shabaka Henley as Louis Armstrong, Joe Glaser, and Miles Davis.
Begins October 5, 2018
NEW ORLEANS (September 4, 2018) - 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. In March 1971, backstage at the Empire Room of New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the greatest trumpet player in the world sits in his dressing room trying to pull himself together to do one final show. Because as long as they clap, Satchmo will go out there and play. His mind wanders through the amazing journey of his life and his complex relationships with his manager Joe Glaser, and Miles Davis. In a tour de force performance, one actor journeys into the mind and heart of an American musical genius and the man behind the legend. Starring Drama Desk, Obie, and Olivier Award winner and New Orleanian Barry Shabaka Henley as Louis Armstrong, Joe Glaser, and Miles Davis. Performance dates of Satchmo at the Waldorf are October 5 – 21, 2018 at Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St. New Orleans, LA 70116. Subscriptions and Single tickets are available weekdays from 12 – 5 pm at the Box Office (504) 522-2081 or online anytime at www.lepetittheatre.com.
“Satchmo at the Waldorf offers a revealing glimpse behind the curtain at the inner life of the icon that was Louis Armstrong. It’s one of the great joys of doing plays at Le Petit Theatre that we get to explore the lives of New Orleans' most important artists and cultural ambassadors, and I’m simply thrilled to welcome the great Barry Shabaka Henley back to his hometown in a tour de force performance.” says Le Petit Theatre Artistic Director, Maxwell Williams. Williams is set to direct with set designer Hannah Lax, lighting designer Joshua Courtney, costume designer Laura Faye Sirkin-Brown and sound designer Matt Jackson completing the creative team.
New this year, Le Petit Theatre presents TheatrePlus, a series of outreach events designed to encourage community.
TheaterPLUS events during the run of Satchmo at the Waldorf:
Behind the Curtain: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Join members from the creative team for a discussion immediately following the show.
Book Club: Sunday, October 14, 2018 1:00 – 2:00 pm POPS by Terry Teachout
Le Petit Theatre is partnering with Octavia Books this year for a book club. Purchase the books at Octavia Books and enjoy a 20% discount. More information at www.lepetittheatre.com.
Bike Night: Thursday, December 18, 2018
FREE valet bike parking with Le Petit Theatre and Bike Easy 7:00 pm
Industry Night: Monday, October 15, 2018 7:30 pm $20
Industry night is offered one Monday during each production to help the theater community be in the audience for a performance – all seats are $20.
Student Matinee: Friday October 19, 2018 10:00 am
If your school is interested in attending a matinee performance, call (504) 522-2081
Le Petit Theatre’s season continues with A Christmas Carol opening December 7, 2018, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opening January 18, 2019, Baby Doll opening March 15, 2019 and The Pianist of Willesden Lane opening on May 10, 2019. Subscriptions and Single tickets are available weekdays from 12 – 5 pm at the Box Office (504) 522-2081 or online anytime at www.lepetittheatre.com.
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