Jefferson Performing Arts Society opens the run for “Ain’t Got No Home,” the sequel to the jukebox musical “Blueberry Hill” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave. in Westwego. The production runs through Feb. 1 with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Written and directed by Butch Caire, the cast features Troi Bechet as Josie, Butch Caire as Cosimo, Adella Gautier as Josephine, Donald Lewis Jr. as Donald, April Louise as April and Allee Peck as Allee.
“Ain’t Got No Home” strings together 18 of the most loved New Orleans R&B songs of the ’60s, and is a new adventure for the characters from “Blueberry Hill.” It takes place in New Orleans, specifically at the Blueberry Hill Bar & Grill, two months after Hurricane Katrina.
According to a release from JPAS, Cosimo, Josie, Donald, Allee and April, all are back and dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane, as well as a new character who is causing more trouble. There are laughs and the songs of New Orleans’ greatest singers, including Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, Fats Domino and more.
Tickets are $30, adults; $27 seniors/military; $20 students and $15 children 12 and under and may be purchased Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1118 Clearview Parkway in Metairie. There is a $1.50 facility fee per ticket. For information, call (504) 885-2000 or visit www.jpas.org.