Disney, Mormons and Oz take over Saenger
Love musicals? You’ll love the 2015-16 Broadway in New Orleans season.
A bit of something for everyone, the season begins with a series of Disney favorites: “The Little Mermaid” (Sept. 15-20), Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” (Oct. 27-Nov. 1), “Newsies” (Dec. 1-6) and “Beauty and the Beast” (Dec. 29-Jan. 3).
The start of the new year kicks off with “Motown the Musical” (Jan. 19-24), followed by “Kinky Boots” (Feb. 16-21). “The Book of Mormon” (March 8-13) returns for a limited engagement. “Cabaret” (April 5-10) celebrates its 50th anniversary season, which includes a Saenger visit, followed by a return four-week engagement of “Wicked” (May 25-June 19), which sold out its first time around.
“This season once again celebrates the diversity of Broadway and brings its biggest hits along with widely-loved family classics to the Saenger Theatre,” David Skinner, general manager of the Saenger and Ace Theatrical Group Inc., said in a release. “From the memorable scenes to outstanding scores, we are proud to offer a sensational new season that we hope our audiences will appreciate.
“What a great season … this may be our most memorable series for many years.”
Season tickets are on sale at BroadwayinNewOrleans.com. A six-show package – excluding “The Book of Mormon” – starts at $170. The seven-show alternative starts at $205. •