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‘Glissando; Or, the Art of Cruelty’

Jan 9

The Milene Group presents this modern interpretation of Anton Chekhov’s classical play, “Three Sisters.” A contemporary playwright develops relationships with the actresses playing three sisters in his latest play, while trying to maintain the intense connection he has with his wife, a former actress. The network of interconnected dependencies that develops affects the lives of the characters and has a profound impact on the play he’s working on.

@ AcA’s James Devin Moncus Theater, 101 W. Vermillion St., Lafayette. 337-233-7060. acadianacenterforthearts.org. $12-$16.

 

‘Mamma Mia!’

Jan. 13-18

On the even of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island they last visited 20 years ago. ABBA’s timeless songs propel the tale of love, laughter and friendship.



@ Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. 504-525-1052. Saengernola.com. $25-$80.

 

‘Ain’t Got No Home’

Jan. 16-Feb. 1

What happened to the characters in Blueberry Hill? Do Cos and Josie get back together? Do Johnny and Claudia marry? Does Donald finally settle down? Find out to the accompaniment of New Orleans’ best classic songs.

@ Treato Wego! Theatre, 177 Sala Ave. Westwego. 504-885-2000. jpas.org. $30.

 

‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’



Jan. 16-17 and Jan. 23-25

Three actors, 37 plays, 90 minutes. Best described as histories and tragedies by way of the Marx Brothers, the Three Stooges and Monty Python.

@ Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, 314 St. Mary St., Thibodaux. 985-446-1896. thibodauxplayhouse.com. $9.99-$14.99.

 

‘The Will Rogers Follies’

Jan. 16-31

Using the Ziegfeld Follies as a backdrop, the musical recounts the life and career of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers. Through rope tricks, showgirls and tap-dancing cowboys, the revue contains snippets of Rogers’ famous homespun style of wisdom and common sense.

@ Rivertown Theatre for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 504-468-7221. rivertowntheatre.com. $32-$37.



 

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Jan. 16-20

Broadways first rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. Jesus’ meteor-like rise provides a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship.

@ Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. 504-522-2081. Lepetittheatre.com. $42-$58.

 



‘Other People’s Money’

Jan. 23-Feb. 8

Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle’s computer is going haywire over the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable. If the stockholders back his takeover, they will make a bundle, but what will happen to the 1,200 employees and the community when he liquidates the assets? The dark comedy explores whether corporate raiders are creatures from the Black Lagoon of capitalism or realists.

@ Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge. 225-924-6496. theatrebr.org. $25.

Dance

 

‘Ballet Memphis in The River Project’

Jan. 15



Inspired by the Mississippi River, top-notch dancers transform it into a colorful, multifaceted program.

@ Heymann Performing Arts Center. Acadianacenterforthearts.org. $15-$60.

Classical/Opera

 

Opera on Tap

Jan. 7

Local and regional singers perform opera and Broadway songs.

@ Four Points by Sheraton, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. starwoodhotels.com. 504-524-7611.



 

Bela Fleck and New World Symphony

Jan. 8

Grammy Award-winning banjo artist Bela Fleck joins the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert of American-themed favorites.

@ Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. 504-287-0350. mahaliajacksontheater.com. $20-$99.

 

Nadja Plays Piazzolla

Jan. 16



Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performs Piazzolla’s tango-inspired “Four Season of Buenos Aires.”

@ Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. 504-287-0350. mahaliajacksontheater.com. $20-$99.

 

“You’ve Got a Friend in Me: An Evening with Randy Newman”

Jan. 17

One of the most musically and lyrically ambitious singer-songwriters of his generation, Newman joins the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra for a one-night-only performance.



@ Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. 504-287-0350. mahaliajacksontheater.com. $20-$99.