Even New Orleans has a chill in the air come January, so why not cozy up in the theater? Local productions and national touring shows will keep the winter blues away. Here’s our guide to the winter 2024 season in New Orleans.

January 2024

“Bach at the New Marigny” — Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 

Where: New Marigny Theatre 
When: January 4 
Tickets: $28+

Kick off the New Year with Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3" at the New Marigny Theatre. The program will also include works by Theofanidis, Fuller, St. George, Tansman, and Telemann.

Photo credit: Jeremy Daniel

"My Fair Lady" — Broadway in New Orleans

Where: Saenger Theatre 
When: January 9-14 
Tickets: $34+

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the Street Where You Live,” “My Fair Lady” tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.”  But who is really being transformed?

“Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1” — Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Where: Orpheum Theater 
When: January 11 
Tickets: $28+

Thomas Wilkins returns to the Orpheum stage to lead the LPO in works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Duke Ellington, and Johannes Brahms.

"Romeo and Juliet" — Shakespeare Festival

Where: Dixon Hall at Tulane University
When: January 12 
Tickets: $25

Shakespeare's most famous play comes to life one night only at The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane.

“Rhapsody in Blue” — Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 

Where: Orpheum Theater 
When: January 13 
Tickets: $28+

The LPO presents a concert in honor of Edgar “Dooky” Jr. and Leah Chase, and their work as catalysts for social change.

Photo courtesy of New Orleans Ballet Association
Compañia Nacional de Danza

Compañia Nacional de Danza — New Orleans Ballet Association

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

Spain’s premier national dance company returns to New Orleans after 22 years for a rare one-night-only engagement. The repertoire includes White Darkness by CNdD’s former artistic director and choreographer Nacho Duato, a lush and virtuosic one-act ballet created as a requiem; the vivacious and satirical Sad Case by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, which embodies the fiery, syncopated rhythms of Mexican mambo; and Passengers Within, the latest creation by De Luz, set to music by Philip Glass.

“Birth of a Culture” — Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Where: Orpheum Theater
When: January 25 
Tickets: $28+

Big Chief Juan Pardo joins the LPO and conductor Matthew Kraemer for a world premiere piece by Maxim Samarov that tells the story of the Mardi Gras Indians and celebrates the unique, distinct, and remarkable culture found only in New Orleans.

Photo by Matthew Murphy & Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade

"Les Misérables" — Broadway in New Orleans

Where: Saenger Theatre
When: January 30-February 4 
Tickets: $30+

Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, “Les Misérables” is an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

February 2024

“Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute To The Beatles With The LPO” — Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Where: Orpheum Theater
When: February 17-18 
Tickets: $28+

Imagine The Beatles in concert with a symphony orchestra. From early Beatles music on through the solo years, "Classical Mystery Tour" is the best of The Beatles like you’ve never heard them: totally live.

“Sibelius Symphony No. 5” — Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Where: Orpheum Theater
When: February 22
Tickets: $28+

Sibelius’ fifth symphony, led by Jeri Lynne Johnson in her return to New Orleans (New Orleans Opera’s Josephine), will leave the audience enchanted.

Image courtesy of The NOLA Project

"The Colored Museum" — The NOLA Project

Where: New Orleans African American Museum
When: February 22-25, 29, March 1-4, 7-9
Tickets: $38

Originally premiering in 1986, this bold and provocative satire presents a series of 11 "exhibits" representing Black American culture.

“Agua Mole, Pedra Dura - Brazilian Connections” — Marigny Opera Ballet

Where: Marigny Opera House
When: February 23-25, March 1-3 
Tickets: $60

Next up in the Marigny Opera Ballet season is a program of two works choreographed respectively by Jarina Carvalho and Diogo de Lima. The program's title (soft water, hard roc) comes from a Portuguese proverb honoring perseverance, necessary for ten seasons of great dance and music.

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations — Broadway in New Orleans

Where: Saenger Theatre
When: February 27-March 3 
Tickets: $35+

Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” “Ain’t Too Proud” gives us the unforgettable story of the legendary quintet that Billboard Magazine named the greatest R&B group of all time.

March 2024

Photo credit: Alice Blangero
Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo — New Orleans Ballet Association

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
When: March 2 
Tickets: $45+

On March 2, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo makes its triumphant return with LAC, Artistic Director Jean-Christophe Maillot’s visually stunning retelling of “Swan Lake”—the only scheduled performance of the masterpiece in the U.S.

“Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4” — Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Where: Orpheum Theater
When: March 7 
Tickets: $28+

Guest Conductor Kalena Bovell makes her much anticipated debut with the LPO with a program featuring works of two living composers and Tchaikovsky's marvelous fourth symphony.

“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.

“Black Panther™ In Concert” — Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
When: March 9-10 
Tickets: $28+

Relive the excitement of T’Challa becoming king and battling Killmonger while the LPO performs Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar®-winning score live to picture.

“Copland At The New Marigny” — Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Where: New Marigny Theatre
When: March 13 
Tickets: $28+

The LPO season continues with another chamber orchestra concert featuring Copland's Appalachian Spring and works by Thomson, Ligeti, and Bartok.

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.