March 2, 2024 | New Orleans

Last night, disco fans by the hundreds came out to the Jefferson Performing Arts Center to experience Mania: The ABBA Tribute. The theater was filled with ABBA lovers of all ages – those who grew up with ABBA and those who discovered it because of Mama Mia.

If you were there, chances are you still have Dancing Queen stuck in your head.

If you weren’t, there are some upcoming shows on the calendar for their 46th season you should know about. This state-of-the-art theatre on Airline Highway is a true gem and the productions are always first rate. Come discover it!

The ONE – A Tribute to Elton John, March 1, 2024

You won’t want to miss this tribute starring Beau St. Pierre as Sir Elton. Come see him perform “Crocodile Rock,” “I’m Still Standing,” and “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting,” “Pinball Wizard”, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” and “Rocket Man” in a two-hour show featuring multiple costume changes, and video integration. Plus, you never know which one of Sir Elton’s legendary friends may show up for a duet!

Jesus Christ Super Star, March 14-24, 2024

Directed by Kenneth Beck, a cast of 34 local and visiting performers will perform “What’s the Buzz,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Try it and See,” and “Superstar” and all your favorite numbers to the stage. They’ll be accompanied by the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Dennis Assaf.

Noises Off, April 12-21, 2024

This play within a play takes a look at the follies of theatre folk whose out-of-control egos, lack of skill, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This delightful backstage farce comes complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and flying sardines!

The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Prince’s “Purple Rain,” April 25, 2024

Over the past ten years, the Black Jacket Symphony has performed over 40 classic rock albums, bringing an incredible night of entertainment to over a million music lovers across the US. The Black Jacket Symphony recreates Prince’s iconic album Purple Rain live in its entirety – note-for-note, sound-for-sound—plus a full set of Prince’s greatest hits.

The Ballet Goes to Broadway, May 18-19, 2024

Celebrate the best of Broadway dancing from Singing in the Rain, Oklahoma!, The King and I, West Side Story, Damn Yankees, 42nd Street, Carousel, Guys and Dolls and On Your Toes. This show is choreographed by Jefferson Ballet Theatre’s Kenny Beck (The Nutcracker, Jesus Christ Superstar).

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