Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience

Jun 06, 2024

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience DEC 26, 2024 - JAN 5, 2025 JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 6400 AIRLINE DRIVE | METAIRIE, LA Purchase Tickets Bring the whole family to this comedic rendition of all seven Harry Potter books reenacted in 70 hilarious minutes After several successful North American tours and over 1,000 performances at Horseshoe Las Vegas, London’s West End hit Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff is coming to the New Orleans area!  Created by two-time Olivier Award–nominated BBC Television actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, and seen by over 1,000,000 Potter fans around the world, the show will cast a spell over the Jefferson Performing Arts Center from December 26 through January 5. Selling out to crowds around the world, Potted Potter will have you flying off your seat (or broomstick) with laughter. The perfect show for muggles, witches and wizards of all ages, this production of the boy-who-lived’s story combines all seven books into 70 hilarious minutes. The cleverly curated show includes all of your favorite characters, perfect Potter props […]

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Willy Wonka Jr.

Dec 08, 2023

Willy Wonka Jr. February 23–25, 2024 Fri @ 7:30 pm Tickets» Sat @ 2:00pm Tickets » Sat @ 7:30pm Tickets » Sun @ 2:00 pm Tickets » Westwego Performing Arts Theatre 177 Sala Avenue | Westwego, LA Purchase Tickets Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. A JPAS Theatre Kids! Production Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl   Director Ryan Nocito Choreographer  Scarlett Saizan Music Director    Peggy Crain Featuring 39 local youth between the ages of 8 and 18 years old, including: Caleb Cantrell as Willy Wonka Parker Portera - Dufrene as Charlie Bucket Braiden Rome as Grandpa Joe Benjamin White as Mike TeaVee Emma Kate Banquer as Mrs. TeaVee Eleanor Zafirau as Veruca Salt Tyler Adcock as Mr. Salt Anna Grace DePaula as Violet Beauregarde Nyeomi DeOliveira as Mrs. Beauregarde Beau Daigle as Augustus Gloops Bethany […]

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Marine Forces Reserve Band Christmas Concert

Nov 09, 2023

Marine Forces Reserve Band Christmas Concert December 9th, 2023 7:00 pm Jefferson Performing Arts Center 6400 Airline Drive | Metairie, LA RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY! Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Marine Forces Reserve/Marines Force South Present: Marine Forces Reserve Band Christmas Concert Come Early For Our Tree Lighting Party in the JPAC Lobby Before the Concert Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open: Enjoy hot cocoa & cookies and other holiday-themed concessions for sale. Free crafts & kids activities, photo booths, and more! 6:00-6:20 p.m. Caroling beneath the Christmas Tree led by Maestro Dennis Assaf. 6:25 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony 6:30 p.m. Santa Arrives! 7:00-8:30 p.m. Marine Band Christmas Concert (no intermission)

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THE FANDANGO A LA LUISIANA

Nov 02, 2023

THE FANDANGO A LA LUISIANA 2nd Annual Chateau Flamenco Festival November 29, 2023 | 7:30pm JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 6400 AIRLINE DRIVE | METAIRIE, LA Purchase Tickets ONE NIGHT ONLY! Presenting international renowned flamenco artists performing with continental and our own! “Peña La Pepa “of New Orleans Premiers FANDANGO A LA LUISIANA. Starring award winning icons of flamenco touring the US here in New Orleans. This is a groundbreaking production. The most recognized flamenco artists of our age have collaborated with New Orleans artists to produce/reproduce “flamenco” as originated in the Spanish New Orleans era and evolved. This original conception that could only be produced and conceived here is the corroboration of the following master artists: Dr. Michael White – New Orleans Jazz Legend Dr. Michael White is an accomplished, multi-faceted New Orleans-based clarinetist, bandleader, composer, musicologist, jazz historian, and educator widely regarded as one of the leading authorities and culture-bearers of traditional New Orleans jazz music. He has performed […]

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American Ballet Theatre Studio Company

Oct 18, 2023

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company November 10, 2023 7:30 p.m. Jefferson Performing Arts Center 6400 Airline Drive | Metairie, LA Purchase Tickets The audience was treated to a high level of dancing and top-notch choreography in an exciting repertoire of classics as well as current commissioned works that we normally don’t see…thanks to collaborations of ABT with choreographers from all over the world. The Philippine Star ABT Studio Company plays out charmingly as a fresh and fleet display of young dancers...accomplished classicists and comradely artists. The Wall Street Journal Performances will include selections from the following repertoire: World Premieres by Amy Hall Garner and Jamar Roberts; recent commissions by Hope Boykin and Houston Thomas; Alexei Ratmansky’s THE SEASONS Pas de Deux; and excerpts from DON QUIXOTE and THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. Nearly 80% of current dancers in American Ballet Theatre are alumni of ABT Studio Company, among them Misty Copeland, Isabella Boylston, and Calvin Royal III. ABT Studio Company, the junior […]

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Romeo & Juliet

Jun 16, 2023

Romeo & Juliet June 30, 2023 6:30PM Westwego Cultural Center 177 Sala Ave | Westwego, LA TICKETS WILL ON SALE AT THE DOOR ONLY STARTING AT 6:00 P.M. CASH AND CARD ACCEPTED $5-$15+ SLIDING SCALE In Verona, California during the summer of 1967, the sudden meeting of two women alters the course of their lives irrevocably. Despite the longstanding enmity between their ideologies, the two women resolve to take the risk of pursuing their love, recognizing its value above all else. Pomegranate Playhouse's rendition of William Shakespeare's renowned play explores how women love and are instructed to love within the framework of "the nuclear family." Through themes of love, passion, conflict, and prejudice, Romeo and Juliet tells a story that highlights issues that still exist in contemporary society. Director: Carlie Goodlett Cast: Diana Ledet (Juliet), Shelby Wynne (Romeo), Avery Colle (Mercutio), Reagan Lincoln (Tybalt), Kaitlin Lombard (The Nurse), Annie Barker (Friar Lawrence), Carlie Goodlett (Benvolio), Benjamin Dougherty (Lord Capulet), Scarlett […]

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The Nutcracker

May 15, 2023

THE NUTCRACKER in partnership with Jefferson Ballet Theatre Dec. 16 & 17, 2023 Sat. + Sun. @ 2:00 pm Jefferson Performing Arts Center 6400 Airline Drive | Metairie Purchase Tickets Sat, 12/16/23, 2:00 PM Tickets » Sun, 12/17/23, 2:00 PM Tickets » Sponsored by: Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E. T. A. Hoffmann Featuring the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Dennis Assaf! Creative Team Expand Directed by Kenneth Beck Choreography by Kenneth Beck & Kimberly Matulich-Beck The ballet is directed by Kenneth Beck and choreographed by Kimberly Matulich-Beck with the Jefferson Ballet Theatre. This is JBT’s fifth annual collaboration with JPAS and its 16th annual Nutcracker production. Toy soldiers, the Mouse King, and the Sugar Plum Fairy--experience these classic characters again this holiday season as part of the fantastical journey with The Nutcracker. Travel to the Land of Sweets with Clara as she befriends a nutcracker who comes to life on Christmas Eve to wage […]

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The Ballet Goes to Broadway

May 15, 2023

The Ballet Goes to Broadway May 18-19, 2024 Jefferson Performing Arts Center 6400 Airline Drive | Metairie, LA Purchase Tickets Sat, 05/18/24 @ 7:30 pm Tickets» Sun, 05/19/24 @ 2:00 pm Tickets » Creative Team Expand Directo/Choreographer Kenneth Beck   Enjoy iconic dance numbers from 8 Broadway musicals spanning 8 decades of Broadway So much of what we love about Broadway musicals is their iconic dance numbers. Join us as we explore and celebrate the best of Broadway dancing in this showstopper showcase choreographed by Jefferson Ballet Theatre’s Kenneth Beck (The Nutcracker, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Kimberly Matulich-Beck. Featuring an ensemble of over 40 local dancers and two visiting artists, the show will include a variety of dance styles, including tap, ballet, and jazz from eight Broadway shows spanning from 1936-2000. The two visiting dancers are Chloe Slade and LeAnthony Douglas, featured in Beck’s 2022 presentation of The Nutcracker. Despite its title, not all pieces are traditional ballet dances. “The definition of […]

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The Mountaintop

Apr 13, 2023

The Mountaintop Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret to inform you that our 2024 production of The Mountaintop has been canceled due to the lead actor's resignation from the project. It is too late to audition and recast for this extraordinary role. We are looking to stage this important and remarkable show about Dr. King sometime in the coming year and will announce those plans as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have purchased tickets and did not receive our email notification, please email boxoffice@jpas.org.

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Looped

Apr 13, 2023

Looped November 9-19, 2023 Thu, Fri, @ Sat @ and 7:30 PM Sun @ 2:00 PM Westwego Cultural Center 177 Sala Avenue | Westwego, LA Purchase Tickets Sit back and let one of Hollywood’s favorite “bad girls” entertain you with her titillating stories, quips, insults, and a few of her secrets.   WARNING: This play contains strong language and explicit sexual references.   This three-person drama is based on a real event that took place in the summer of 1965, when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead required a full day to redub - or loop - one line of dialogue for her last movie, Die! Die! My Darling! The recording session ends up lasting 8 hours due to her drunken behavior, physical and mental meanderings, and constant need for dialogue, distraction, reassurance, and her own brand of talk therapy with the tech crew. Secrets are revealed, confessions are made, and both Tallulah and the sound engineer end up “looping back” to their own traumas […]

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