This fall, enjoy a variety of performances at theaters across New Orleans. Experience breathtaking ballet from Kyiv City Ballet, original comedies from the NOLA Project, and film classics reimagined on stage via Broadway in New Orleans. From opera to modern dance and national tours to local productions, there’s something for everyone in our Fall Theater Guide below. 

September 

New Orleans Ballet Theatre Presents Program 1: Mixed Repertoire 

Where: Orpheum Theater  
When: September 17-18 
Tickets: $43.50-$63.50 

Enjoy a stunning trio of performances including “Under the Olive Tree,” “LOEV,” and “Shotgun” from New Orleans Ballet Theatre. 

The Barber of Seville – New Orleans Opera 

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts 
When: September 30, October 2 
Tickets: $32-$227 

From New Orleans Opera comes Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, a comedy for the ages with a new vision. 

October

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Pretty Woman: The Musical – Broadway in New Orleans 

Where: Saenger Theater 
When: October 4-9 
Tickets: $34-$109 

Based off the film of the same name, Pretty Woman kicks off the 2022/2023 Broadway in New Orleans season. 

The Seagull; Or, How to Eat It – NOLA Project 

Where: NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden Ampitheater 
When: October 12-30 
Tickets: $20-$55 

From writer Gab Reisman comes The Seagull; Or, How to Eat It. Reisman’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and sets it on the Northshore, where Simon loves Mandi, but Mandi loves Connie, but Connie loves Nina, but Nina loves Barry, and Barry just loves himself.   

Requiem for a Stranger - Vagabond Inventions and Renee Benson 

Where: Contemporary Arts Center 
When: October 13-16 
Tickets: $25 

From Vagabond Inventions and Renee Benson comes "Requiem for a Stranger," a work of movement-theater, music, and interactive design exploring the vast heart-space of grief. 

Photo credit: Hannah Bahney

fantômes – Mélange Dance Company 

Where: Marigny Opera House 
When: October 14-16 
Tickets: TBA 

From October 14-16, Mélange Dance Company presents: fantômes. Spooky tales like the axe man of New Orleans will come to life on stage through dance and live music.  

The Play That Goes Wrong – Le Petit Theatre 

Where: Le Petit Theatre 
When: October 20 to November 6 
Tickets: TBA 

Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, this comedic farce is filled with chaotic fun.  

Kyiv City Ballet – New Orleans Ballet Association 

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts 
When: October 22 
Tickets: $35-$169 

Marking their first performances in the U.S., Kyiv City Ballet, under the direction of former Mariinsky Theater artist Ivan Kozlov, brings “Tribute to Peace,” a program of works by Ukrainian choreographers to Mahalia Jackson Theater on October 22. This performance also serves as the season opener for the New Orleans Ballet Association.  

Disney’s The Lion King – Broadway in New Orleans 

Where: Saenger Theater 
When: October 27 to November 13 
Tickets: $35-$100 

Returning to New Orleans this October, The Lion King comes to life via costumes, set design, and puppetry in this family-friendly musical, a favorite to many. 

November 

Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE – New Orleans Ballet Association 

Where: Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA 
When: November 4-5 
Tickets: $55 

Deeply moving and endlessly personal, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE comes to New Orleans with a showcase of contemporary dance, promoting the understanding of the human experience in the African Diaspora through storytelling. 

Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel – New Orleans Opera 

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts 
When: November 18 and 20 
Tickets: $32-$227 

This is an operatic fairy tale that even the adults will love with new sets and costumes and a lush, complex score.

Six The Musical – Broadway in New Orleans 

Where: Saenger Theater 
When: November 29 to December 4 
Tickets: $34-$149 

History is modernized in this musical all about the six wives of Henry VIII.  

December 

Craigslisted – NOLA Project 

Where: Loyola’s Marquette Theater 
When: December 1-17 
Tickets: $20-$55
 

Travel back to 2015, when the classifieds website Craigslist reigned supreme in this quirky new dark comedy by Sharai Bohannon. 

Raw Fruit - Kesha McKey and KM Dance Project 

Where: Contemporary Arts Center 
When: December 2-4 
Tickets: $20-$25
 

A new work by Kesha McKey and KM Dance Project, "Raw Fruit" is a multidisciplinary dance work uses the technology of the kitchen to examine legacy, identity, socialization, unity, and friction inside the southern Black family dynamic. 

Home Alone with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts 
When: December 9-10 
Tickets: $25-$100 

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a screening of Home Alone—and live orchestration from the LPO. 

The Nutcracker – New Orleans Ballet Theatre 

Where: Orpheum Theater 
When: December 10-11, 17-18, 21-22 
Tickets: $38-$78 

This two-act traditional ballet will feature over 150 local professional dancers and students. 

Jazz Nutcracker – Marigny Opera Ballet 

Where: Marigny Opera House 
When: December 9-11, 16-18 
Tickets: TBA 

Set in Jackson Square on Christmas Eve, a young girl is transported through the Kingdom of Rain to the Kingdom of Sweets, and then back again to her bench on the Square for a classic tale reimagined.  

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical – Broadway in New Orleans 

Where: Saenger Theater 
When: December 13-18 
Tickets: TBA 

Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the beloved animated TV special, The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday musical perfect for the whole family.