Friday, January 11, 2013

Mahalia Jackson Theater- A Different Kind Of New Orleans Date Night

    Since we arrived in New Orleans our date nights have been few and far between. In fact, I am pretty sure I can count them on one hand. When Evan and I have had the chance to make it out for a little adult time it seems that we automatically gravitate towards all the food, drinks, festivals, and friends that this city has to offer us. While there is nothing wrong with the aforementioned things I have been getting antsy about adding some more, "culture" into our date nights.




  I recently discovered that we have a theater of the preforming arts here in New Orleans, that offers a variety of major productions throughout the year. In fact there is an entire series of Broadway shows going on right now that are being sponsored by East Jefferson General Hospital.  I was really salivating when I found out that the 2006 Tony Award winning musical, JERSEY BOYS is playing. If you haven't heard of JERSEY BOYS it's the story of Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons. It has been described as, "...the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history." The music is supposed to be incredible!! 


   This is quite simply not a low budget or novice show. It is just the opposite actually! It is Directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS won the 2006 Tony® Award for Best Musical, the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia), and continues to break box office records on Broadway and across North America. JERSEY BOYS worldwide has been seen by approximately 14 million people (as of January, 2012). JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award®-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

If you would like to see a few highlights from the show you can check it out here:

If you would like to see JERSEY BOYS as much as I, make it a priority in your life. Pick a day, schedule a sitter, and buy your tickets. Tickets start at Tickets prices start at $34.75 and are available at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office, BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1.800.982.2787 (ARTS). VIP ticket packages are also available for all performances. For groups of 10 or more, please call 504.287.0372. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to chance without notice. For more information, please visit JerseyBoysTour.com or BroadwayInNewOrleans.com.

The dates this show is available are as follows:

Saturday, January 12, 2013:         2:00PM, 8:00PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013:            2:00PM, 7:30PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2013:          8:00PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2013:   8:00PM
Thursday, January 17, 2013:         8:00PM
Friday, January 18, 2013:               8:00PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013:         2:00PM, 8:00PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013:            2:00PM, 7:30PM
Tuesday, January 22, 2013:          8:00PM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013:   8:00PM
Thursday, January 24, 2013:         2:00PM, 8:00PM
Friday, January 25, 2013:               8:00PM
Saturday, January 26, 2013:         2:00PM, 8:00PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013:            2:00PM


   Other shows coming to the Mahalia Jackson Theater (in 2013) that I am really looking forward to include :
Flashdance February 26-March 3, 2013

Million Dollar Quartet April 16-21, 2013

Wicked May 8-June 2, 2013

  

12 comments:

  1. This sounds like fun. I haven't been to New Orleans before, but probably wouldn't have thought of catching a show while I was there.

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  2. I saw the London production of Wicked last year and it was AMAZING! Maybe I'll treat myself and see it here too.

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  3. I *love* live theater - my hubby took me to "Wicked" for my birthday a few years ago - Best date ever!!! Sounds great -wish I lived in New Orleans!

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  4. That is so awesome! That would be such a great date for my husband and me, too!

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  5. Sounds like the perfect date night! We don't have anything like that nearby to us! Wish we did!

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  6. Stopping by to help lower Alexa hope you can do the same for me Oh! My Heartsie

    Thanks Karren

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  7. I have certainly heard about the Jersey Boys, and it is great you got to see this! Don't you love discovering local theater?

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  8. very jealous! I wish i could go see the jersey boys, they were here in pbg, fl however because of a strike at the theater here they had to cancel their performances :( I love theater! :)

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  9. Comment for Andrew L.

    That looks like great entertainment! My wife and I love going to things like this.

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  10. I saw Jersey Boys in Vegas. Awesome show!! I must see Wicked though!!! It will be our first date night out probably after having Kiera.

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  11. We still haven't made it to New Orleans but it's on our list!

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  12. I Love Jersey Boys Shows...

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