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Kym Atkins
Director of Marketing
Saenger Theatre & Mahalia Jackson Theater
1111 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

New Orleans, LA (October 19, 2016) - Due to popular demand Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance announces a 4PM matinee performance in addition to the 8PM evening performance on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at the Saenger Theatre. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 21st at 10am.

America's favorite dance show is going back on the road this winter with Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance, giving fans the opportunity to see the best dancers in the business perform live in New Orleans. This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour.

Captivating audiences across the country, Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance features the hottest cast in dance including Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Hayley Erbert, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater with more casting to be announced*. Audiences will have the opportunity to experience the professional dancing, exquisite costumes and excitement they see in the ballroom every Monday night live in New Orleans.

"I'm excited to go on tour again and meet so many of our amazing fans across the country! It's always incredible to see first-hand the joy that Dancing with the Stars brings to so many people," said pro dancer Sharna Burgess.

Tickets for the 4PM performance of Dancing with the Stars: Live! ($45.00 - $85.00) go on sale Friday, October 21st at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, or by calling 800-745-3000. The box office, located at 1111 Canal St., is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.

VIP packages will be available through, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, meet and greet opportunities with the cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities.

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Dancing with the Stars: Live! is produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Worldwide.

*Cast subject to change.

"Dancing with the Stars" airs Monday nights at 8|7 c on ABC.

About Faculty Productions
Faculty Productions, formed by veteran manager and producer Jared Paul in partnership with Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, produces and creates world-class live branded entertainment and concerts in partnership with the world's largest media companies. Faculty Productions is responsible for some of the most successful recent global touring productions including Dancing with the Stars: Live! (BBC Worldwide and ABC), Move Live on Tour (Derek Hough and Julianne Hough), America's Got Talent Live! (Freemantle Media, Syco Entertainment and NBC), The Sing-Off Live Tour (Sony Pictures and NBC), Glee Live! In Concert! (FOX and Ryan Murphy Productions), Big Time Rush Big Time Tour (Nickelodeon/ Sony Music), Mixtape Festival (VH1 and Live Nation) and the Boston Strong Benefit Concert (ONE FUND and Live Nation).

About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC's brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercializing and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally.

In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6m and headline sales of £1,001.8m and returned a record £226.5m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website:

Dancing with the Stars: Live!
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