Even New Orleans has a chill in the air come January, so why not cozy up in the theater? Local productions and nationally touring shows will keep the winter blues away. Here’s our guide to the winter 2023 season in New Orleans.

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January 2023

Jesus Christ Superstar – Broadway in New Orleans

Where: Saenger Theatre

When: January 10-15

Tickets: $35+

Following critically acclaimed, sold-out engagements in the UK, the reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar will come to New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre January 10 -15. The iconic musical is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks of the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas.

 

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The Color Purple – Le Petit Theatre

Where: Le Petit Theatre

When: January 12 to February 5

Tickets: $20-$70

Based on the Alice Walker novel, The Color Purple takes place in the 20th century American South, and spans the life of Celie as she dreams of escaping her husband’s control to reunite with her loved ones.

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – New Orleans Ballet Association

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts

When: January 28

Tickets: $35-$169

Part ballet, but mostly physical comedy, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to New Orleans for a one-night-only performance. This all-male ballet company performs parodies of traditional ballets, like Swan Lake, with a hilarious twist.

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: Zurin Villanueva performing as ‘Tina Turner’ and Garrett Turner as 'Ike Turner' in the North American touring production of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL

February 2023

TINA – The Tina Turner Musical – Broadway in New Orleans

Where: Saenger Theatre

When: February 7-12

Tickets: $39+

An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll.

A Streetcar Named Desire – Marigny Opera Ballet

Where: Marigny Opera House

When: February 24-26

Tickets: TBA

A Marigny Opera Ballet premiere, award-winning choreographer Diogo de Lima brings the Tennessee Williams play to life.

 

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.

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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.