This week onInside the Arts we catch up with Emmy Award winning actor John Larroquette. There's big news from the LPO as it names a CEO and extends Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto's contract. Then, Southern Rep Theater tackles the issue of mental illness in Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt's powerhouse musical, Next to Normal.
This week on Inside the Arts, we'll travel back in time to the 1940's for a live radio drama of the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life. The New Orleans Friends of Music present the acclaimed Jacques Thibaud Trio with flutist Eugenia Zuckerman. During this season of giving, we'll explore the art of philanthropy, and Southern Rep presents a unique look at Ebenezer Scrooge.
This week on Inside the Arts you'll hear why Southern Rep Theater's artistic director Aimee Hayes is kicking high. We'll explore a cultural center that's bringing a Hindu system of philosophy, among other things, to the 9th ward, spin a yarn with an English textile artist, and find out what may have
New Orleans veteran actor Ricky Graham takes on a one woman comedy as Southern Rep Theater presents Willy Russell's one character play - Shirley Valentine. We go Inside the Arts as Graham morphs into a middle aged housewife who is stuck in a rut and wants to live again.
Performances run thru May 27th at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street.
A traditional holiday classic—Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet—gets a Southern tweak in The Pecan Cracker, directed by Ricky Graham. Final performances at Southern Rep Theater tonight and Friday, 7:30 p.m.
The first play in the New Orleans Noir world premiere broadcast is Private Chick by Julie Smith, a former journalist and the author of 20 mysteries featuring three female sleuths and one neglected guy. Private Chick is read by local actors James Bartelle, Kerry Cahill, Andrew Farrier, Vatican Lokey, Mathew Mickal, and Mandy Zirkenbach. Stay tuned after the play for a short interview with the playwright.
The second play in Southern Rep and WWNO's New Orleans Noir broadcast is Spin Cycle by Greg Herren. Greg is the author of seventeen novels and editor of eleven anthologies. Spin Cycle is read by local actors James Bartelle, Kesha Bullard, Jason Kirkpatrick, Wendy Miklovic and John Neisler. Stay tuned following the performance for a short interview with playwright Greg Herren.