As New Orleans welcomes spring, we see the final performances in 2022/2023 season for several groups. From local productions to national tours, new and revitalized works, ballet and Broadway, and theater festivals, there’s something for everyone to see in New Orleans this spring. Mark your calendars for the shows below and see them while you can.

March 2023

Fiddler on the Roof – Broadway in New Orleans

Where: Saenger Theatre

When: February 28 to March 5

Tickets: $30+

Rich with musical hits you know and love, Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love, and laughter.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Le Petit Theatre

Where: Le Petit Theatre

When: March 9-26

Tickets: TBA

The 1955 Pulitzer-Prize winner for Drama, Tennessee Williams’ iconic classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, follows the familial struggles of the Pollitts in their patriarch’s Mississippi Delta plantation home.

Photo courtesy of MOMIX

MOMIX in ALICE – New Orleans Ballet Association

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts

When: March 11

Tickets: $35-$169

Travel down the rabbit hole MOMIX-style with Artistic Director Moses Pendleton’s newest creation, ALICE, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in Wonderland. As Alice’s body grows and shrinks and grows again, Pendleton’s dancers extend themselves by means of props, ropes, and other dancers.

Puccini’s Madame Butterfly – New Orleans Opera

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts

When: March 24 and 26

Tickets: $32-$227

The classic opera from Giacomo Puccini tells the tragic story of a forbidden love affair.

 

Photo by Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade
The cast of the North American Tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical

April 2023

Moulin Rouge! The Musical – Broadway in New Orleans

Where: Saenger Theatre

When: April 5-19

Tickets: $35+

This dance-y, razzle dazzle, movie-based musical will transport the audience to Paris in a tale of splendor and romance.

How I Learned What I Learned – Le Petit Theatre

Where: Le Petit Theatre

When: April 20 to May 7

Tickets: TBA

August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned is an autobiographic play chronicling the author’s journey through life as a Black artist in America.

Panorama – Marigny Opera Ballet

Where: Marigny Opera House

When: April 21-23

Tickets: TBA

The final show in the Marigny Opera Ballet’s season is Panorama, a presentation of three short ballets from the company’s repertoire, including a premiere.

Image courtesy of New Orleans Ballet Association
State Ballet of Georgia

State Ballet of Georgia – New Orleans Ballet Association

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

When: April 22

Tickets: $35-$169

Making its New Orleans debut (and one of only four cities nationwide), the State Ballet of Georgia brings two of Georgian-American choreographer George Balanchine’s greatest masterpieces, Serenade and Concerto Barocco, to the Mahalia Jackson Theater stage.

Image courtesy of The NOLA Project
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 2023

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The NOLA Project

Where: Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

When: May 10-28

Tickets: $20-$55

Shakespeare’s classic is brought to life in the whimsy of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden this spring.

Romeo and Juliet – New Orleans Ballet Theatre

Where: Orpheum Theatre

When: May 13-14

Tickets: TBA

New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents the classic ballet, Romeo and Juliet, this May.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Le Petit Theatre

Where: Le Petit Theatre

When: May 18 to June 4

Tickets: TBA

Based on a novel of the same name by Mark Haddon, this story focuses on a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor’s dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, who is on the autism spectrum.

Photo by Julieta Cervantes
Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” Courtroom Scene A

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird – Broadway in New Orleans

Where: Saenger Theatre

When: May 30 to June 4

Tickets: TBA

Aaron Sorkin’s thought-provoking Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece stops at the Saenger this spring. 

We Will Dream New Works Festival

The We Will Dream New Works Festival is a theater festival running from March 19-June 19. Within the season, see four new works:

  • Drapetomania: A Negro Carol by M.D. Schaffer (March 25th - April 30)
  • Where the Suga Still Sweet by Brian Egland (April 8 - May 21)
  • Defiance of Dandelions by Philana Imade Omorotionmwan (April 28 - June 17
  • Sons of Liberty by Cris Eli Blak (June).

Location and further information is TBA. Follow here for more details.