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Merrily We Roll Along: May 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, June 4, 5, 6 @ 7:30 pm; May 31 @ 3:00 pm
This classic Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical traces the lives of composer Franklin Shepard and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their lives. Their journey crackles with wit and humor and includes one of the greatest musical scores in American theatre.
Disney's Jungle Book Kids: June 12 @ 7PM and June 13 @ 3PM
In partnership with the Good Shepherd School, Le Petit Theatre will present Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids on June 12 and 13. Directed and choreographed by Emmy-award winner Heidi Malnar (Artistic Director, Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap), The Jungle Book features music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson, and a book adapted by Marcy Heisler from the screenplay by Larry Clemmons and the novel by Rudyard Kipling.
2015-16 Season Ticket Packages are On Sale Now
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS FOR THE 2015-16 SEASON WILL GO ON SALE JULY 15, 2015
Our Town By Thornton Wilder | October 2 - 18
Newly appointed Artistic Director, Maxwell Williams, makes his New Orleans theatre debut directing Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize- winning masterpiece. Groundbreaking at the time of its premiere, and beloved ever since, Our Town tells the captivating tale of two intertwined families, and the small town of Grover’s Corners, U.S.A. Using the history of New Orleans, and particularly Le Petit Théâtre for inspiration, our fresh take on this quintessential American play will re-invigorate your love of drama.
Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond | December 4 - 20
Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Instead, she faces constant ridicule and abuse. She blames her dark skin and prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow. With rich language and bold vision, this beautiful theatrical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison’s classic American novel explores the crippling toll that a legacy of racism in one small Ohio town has taken on a community, a family, and an innocent girl.
Sleeping Beauty (An American Panto) | January 15 - February 14
In this world premiere adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, comedy meets Carnival in a vivid re-imagining of the classic fairy tale. Sure to be a fantastical feast for the senses, Sleeping Beauty will draw its inspiration from the timeless and adored British holiday tradition of Panto, to create a brand new tradition for the young and young at heart of New Orleans. Recommended for children of all ages.
The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams | March 18 - April 3
The Glass Menagerie marked a crucial turning point in American theatre, and forever changed the life of its then unknown author. Williams’ elegiac masterpiece brought a radical new lyricism to Broadway – the tragedy, fragility, and tenderness of this “memory play” has made it one of America’s most powerful, timeless, and compelling works of theatre. Renowned for its vivid characters, exquisitely written dialogue, and absorbing story, The Glass Menagerie promises to move, to entrance and to dazzle.
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart | Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | Based on the plays of Plautus | May 20 - June 5
We close the season by kicking up our heels with Broadway’s greatest musical farce, and winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical! A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. A joyous romp through Rome, this performance is full of desperate lovers, scheming neighbors, and secrets behind every toga!