To mark 100 years of theatrical endeavors in the city, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré announces a season of diverse offerings to take to the boards at the French Quarter playhouse.
From magic to mayhem, the list includes musicals and a trio of regional premieres that run the gamut of emotions and settings.
“Since our founding in a Garden District drawing room in 1916, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré has devoted itself to nurturing excellence in live theatre,” noted Maxwell Williams, the theater’s artistic director.
“Pippen,” the Stephen Schwartz Tony-winning musical, starts things off. Selected by the subscriber poll, the show has “Magic to Do” as it looks at young prince Pippen’s quest for happiness in the time of Charlemagne’s crusades. It will run Sept. 16 through Oct. 2.
“Freud’s Last Session” explores the minds, hearts and souls of the psychoanalyst and C.S. Lewis in a battle of wits on the day England entered World War II, shortly before Freud killed himself. The show runs Nov. 4-20.
A true taste of New Orleans comes in “Jelly’s Last Jam,” another Tony-winning show that tells the true story of Morton and his rise to fame playing the music of Storyland for all the world to hear. The “Jam” will last from Jan. 27 to Feb. 12, 2017.
Old resentments and sibling rivalries surface in “Dividing the Estate,” as the members of Stella Gordon’s dysfunctional family go head-to-head to claim the biggest piece of the pie in this work by “America’s Storyteller,” Horton Foote. The fun runs March 24 through April 9, 2017.
The NOLA Project co-produces Terrence McNally’s comic hit “It’s Only a Play.” A posh, Manhattan party is the backdrop for this show where the characters await the reviews of a new Broadway play. The reviews are in June 9-25, 2017.
Season tickets are on sale. Contact (504) 522-2081, ext. 1, or lepetitetheatre.com.