September 23, 2011 | Upcoming Events

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents two entertaining shows through the end of September and into October: Petite Rouge and The Drowsy Chaperone.

Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood

Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding HoodAt the Jefferson Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 24th at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25th at 2 p.m. (Matinee)

At Benet Hall at Saint Joseph Abbey
Friday, Sept. 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1st at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2nd at 2 p.m. (Matinee)

The popular show Petite Rouge makes its return to the stage with its Cajun twist on the classic fairytale Red Riding Hood. The little girl in question is recast as Petite Rouge the duck on her way to her grandmother’s house in the Bayou. And forget the Big Bad Wolf. Big Bad Gator Claude is the sneaky nemesis in this tale. With a wild chase through New Orleans Mardi Gras, Petite Rouge is a fun story for kids and adults.

Petite Rouge runs approximately 70 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

The Jefferson Performing Arts Center is located at 400 Phlox Street, Metairie, LA, and Saint Joseph Abbey is located at 75376 River Road, Covington, LA.

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy ChaperoneAt the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre
September 30 – October 16, 2011
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m. (Matinee)

The Drowsy Chaperone is the tale of a musical-theater fan that plays his favorite cast album on his turntable. Instead of sitting through a calm listening experience, the die-hard fan is privileged to the musical from the record come to life in his living room! And what a musical it is. The cast performs a “rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.

The musical stars Brian Peterson, Ricky Graham and Janet Shea, and it is directed by Gary Rucker, with choreography by Kelly Fouchi.

The Drowsy Chaperone runs approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.

The Westwego Performing Arts Theatre is located at 177 Sala Avenue, Westwego, LA.