Actor, director Quentin Tarantino to lead Orpheus _lowres

In this Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, director Quentin Tarantino delivers a speech before receiving the Lumiere Award during the 5th edition of the Lumiere Festival, in Lyon, central France. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

Movie actor and director Quentin Tarantino will reign as the Krewe of Orpheus’ 2014 celebrity monarch.

Tarantino will lead the 27-float procession, with the theme “The Enchanted World,” on Lundi Gras — Monday, March 3 — on the eve of Mardi Gras.

Following the parade, the krewe’s more than 1,300 members will celebrate at the black-tie Orpheuscapade party inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The party also will feature performances by Cheap Trick, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Party Crashers, Karma and Elizabeth Lyons.

Orpheus, one of the city’s “superkrewes,” was founded in 1993 by Sonny Borey and musician Harry Connick Jr.

Last year, actors Gary Sinise and Mariska Hargitay joined Connick and New Orleans musician Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews as riders in the parade.