As New Orleans heats up, there’s nothing like the refuge of a cool theater. What better way to support local artists than by checking out one of the plays or musicals below? Enjoy the following productions this summer in New Orleans.

June 2024

The Importance of Being Earnest” - Le Petit Theatre  

Where: Le Petit Theatre  
When: June 6-23   
Tickets: $37+
 

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is Oscar Wilde's devilishly entertaining satire of the upper class about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers' entanglements, directed by A.J. Allegra.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised][again]” - Shakespeare Festival  

Where: Tulane University  
When: June 7-16   
Tickets: $36+

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised][again]” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield; directed by Graham Burk.

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CLUE” - Broadway in New Orleans  

Where: Saenger Theatre  
When: June 18-23  
Tickets: $33+
 

The beloved classic board game comes to life in this comedy inspired by the cult 1985 Paramount movie. Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they won’t forget. 

La Programme S.T.E.M. de la Louisianne 

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater 
When: June 18 
Tickets: $55+
 

Curated by Alvin Jackson, this concert is a part of the series that is a musical dedication and tribute to the free people of color who founded La Société Philharmonique in Tremé.

“Music Of A Movement” - A Symphonic Anthology 

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater 
When: June 19 
Tickets: $70+

Deepa Soul & The Love Soul Orchestra will perform a dynamic presentation of the inaugural “Music Of A Movement” - A Symphonic Anthology on Juneteenth live on stage with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. 

"Sweeney Todd" - Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre 

Where: Dixon Hall, Tulane University 
When: June 20-23
Tickets: Youth (ages 5-13) $31.50+ | Adults $46.50+​

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” tells the tale of a vengeful barber out for blood with music and lyrics from Stephen Sondheim.

The Up Stairs Lounge - Mélange Dance Company

Where: Marigny Opera House 
When: June 21-23 
Tickets: TBA 

On June 21-23, Mélange Dance Company commemorates the 51st anniversary of the deadliest fire in New Orleans history, when an arsonist set fire to The UpStairs Lounge, a popular French Quarter bar and safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community. Featuring dance, live music, and spoken word, the performance illuminates the lives of its patrons, honors its continuing spirit and relevancy, and reflects on the legacy that we must carry on in today’s world. 

(un)prompted Shakespeare: "Macbeth" - Shakespeare Festival  

Where: Tulane University  
When: June 22   
Tickets: $22.50
 

(un)prompted Shakespeare is a new Shakespeare Festival event where the Festival will stage a full Shakespeare play in one day without a script in hand. The audience can follow along with projected lines in this thrilling and unique theater experience. 

JULY 2024 

"Anything Goes" - Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre 

Where: Dixon Hall, Tulane University 
When: July 11-14 
Tickets: Youth (ages 5-13) $31.50+ | Adults $46.50+​ 

Audiences will delight in this beloved tale of love at sea when “Anything Goes” tap dances into theaters this July. 

"Julius Caesar" - Shakespeare Festival 

Where: Tulane University  
When: July 12-21   
Tickets: $36+
 

The tragedy of Julius Caesar comes to life on stage at the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival. 

"The Fools Ensemble: A Very Important Play" - Shakespeare Festival 

Where: Tulane University 
When: July 17
Tickets: $22.50 

What happens when the worlds of improv and Shakespeare collide? See the Fools Ensemble create a new, hilarious, improvised 'Shakespeare' play that has never been performed before and will never be performed again. 

AUGUST 2024 

"Pippin" - Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre 

Where: Dixon Hall, Tulane University 
When: August 1-4 
Tickets: Youth (ages 5-13) $31.50+ | Adults $46.50+​ 

We’ve got magic to do, just for you! “Pippin” tells the tale of a young prince on his search for meaning through a mysterious circus-like performance troupe.