It will be curtains — but in a good way — when Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts announces its upcoming season at a gala party and fundraiser Friday, Jan. 9.

A special sneak peek performance from the season’s upcoming “Will Rogers Follies” will be a highlight of the evening, as well as a live auction for theatrical experiences, hotel stays, restaurants and unveiling the slated productions.

Tickets for the event are $30 in advance, $35 at the door with the proceeds going directly to the support the theater.

The announcement part will be held in the theater at 325 Minor St. in the heart of Kenner’s Rivertown. It will feature beverages and light hors d’oeuvres, plus desserts and spirits under heated tents in the courtyard.

“Like our productions, the party this year will be a real show-stopper,” said Kelly Fouchi, co-artistic director. “Rivertown Theaters needs the general public’s help more than ever. We rely on private company and individual sponsorships, ticket sales and season subscriptions to help us continue bringing ‘best of Broadway’ shows and locally written productions to the New Orleans area.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the theater’s box office at (504) 461-9475 or visit