As New Orleans welcomes spring, we see the final performances in 2023/2024 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 2024 

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” - Le Petit Theatre 

Where: Le Petit Theatre 
When: March 7-31  
Tickets: $42+

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” is the Tony and Grammy Award-winning true story of Carole King's inspiring journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

“Top 5 Survival Moves”- Goat in the Road Productions 

Where: Contemporary Arts Center 
When: March 8-17
Tickets: $15-$25

"Top 5 Survival Moves" is Goat in the Road Productions’ newest original play built in collaboration with Ukrainian New Orleanian Katya Chizhayeva. This show offers New Orleans audiences a unique glimpse of life in war, and helps remind the community that the effects of this conflict move far beyond the Ukrainian borders.

New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents Back to Balanchine 

Where: Orpheum Theater 
When: March 22, 24 
Tickets: $38.50+

New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents two of George Balanchine’s most famous neoclassical ballets, “Concerto Barocco” and “Serenade,” with permissions from NYC Ballet and the Balanchine Trust.

Lucia di Lammermoor - New Orleans Opera 

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts 
When: March 22, 24  
Tickets: $32+

“Lucia di Lammermoor” is a dramatic comedy that follows the tragic love story of Lucia and Edgardo, who belong to opposing houses in Scotland. The New Orleans Opera partners with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra to bring the story to life.

April 2024

“Montgomery, Dvořák, Mendelssohn” - Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 

Where: Orpheum Theater  
When: April 4  
Tickets: $28+

Enjoy a program of three works presented by the LPO, conducted by Stephen Mulligan.

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade

"Annie" - Broadway in New Orleans 

Where: Saenger Theatre 
When: April 5-7 
Tickets: $36+

With songs “Tomorrow,” “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” and “I Don't Need Anything But You,” fans of all ages will delight in this production of “Annie.”

“Also sprach Zarathustra” - Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 

Where: Orpheum Theater  
When: April 18  
Tickets: $28+

The season begins to sunset with the well-known “Sunrise” from Strauss’ tone poem “Also sprach Zarathustra,” the famous music used in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” plus more. Featuring Lidiya Yankovskaya as conductor.

Photo by Andrew Eccles
Parsons Dance

Parsons Dance with The Allen Toussaint Orchestra - New Orleans Ballet Association 

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts 
When: April 20 
Tickets: $35+

Closing out the New Orleans Ballet Association Season, The Allen Toussaint Orchestra joins Parsons Dance for a triumphant celebration of dance.

Swing In The Oaks: City Park - Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 

Where: Great Lawn at City Park  
When: April 24  
Tickets: Free! 

Join conductor Matthew Kraemer and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in their annual free springtime concert in City Park. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks and have fun with the whole family.

Born With Teeth” - Le Petit Theatre 

Where: Le Petit Theatre 
When: April 25 - May 12  
Tickets: $37+

In Liz Duffy Adams' punk-edged play, “Born with Teeth,” the great Kit Marlowe and up-and-comer Will Shakespeare meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a history play cycle, navigate the perils of art under a totalitarian regime, and flirt like young men with everything to lose.

May 2024

Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST, Reimagined

Where: Lafitte Greenway 
When: May 8-25 
Tickets: $38+

Theatre for the bold takes on new meaning this spring as The NOLA Project weathers William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST. Featuring music, dance, fools, lovers, magic, and monsters, this adventurous reimagining is sure to be a feast for the senses. SHAKESPEARE'S TEMPEST, REIMAGINED is presented in partnership with Friends of Lafitte Greenway and NORD.

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™️” in Concert - Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 

Where: Saenger Theatre
When: May 10-11 
Tickets: $74.50+

Based on the third installment of the classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.

New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents Dracula 

Where: Orpheum Theater 
When: May 11-12 
Tickets: $38.50+

From the New Orleans Ballet Theatre comes “Dracula,” an entirely new production from choreographer Oliver Halkowich.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Mrs. Doubtfire” - Broadway in New Orleans 

Where: Saenger Theatre 
When: May 14-19 
Tickets: $33+

Everyone’s favorite Scottish nanny is headed to New Orleans! Rob McClure will reprise his Tony-nominated Broadway performance on tour alongside co-star (and real wife!) Maggie Lakis in this internationally acclaimed hit musical about an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids.

June 2024

The Importance of Being Earnest” - Le Petit Theatre 

Where: Le Petit Theatre 
When: June 6-23  
Tickets: $40

“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: $25

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.