Instantly recognizable by their rich operatic vocals, the members of Il Volo have amazed fans across the globe since winning a talent competition in their native Italy in 2009. Though the oldest was only 16 at the time, these Italian youths have become famous for their mature interpretations of classical songs, as well as more contemporary versions of both original tracks and established hits. Join the masses to witness these astounding young musicians perform live on their North American tour, stopping at the New Orleans Saenger Theatre on March 14th, 2016!
You’ve heard the music, now experience a performance unlike any other with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra LIVE! Get lost in the story as the whimsical Christmas tale unfolds, leading way to an unforgettable show the whole family can enjoy!
Paul O’Neill’s prog-rock spectacle, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, will have lots of new material in store for its fans this tour! The band announced a roster of almost 60 cities for its annual Christmas tour. The trek will launch on Nov. 18, and two separate touring companies will be performing, for the first time, a live version of the 1999 made-for-TV movie “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.” This year’s tour should extend until the end of December, with a stop at the New Orleans Smoothie King Center on December 10th, 2015!
In addition to announcing this new show, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has also confirmed that it will be releasing its first album in six years. The new record will be titled “Letters from the Labyrinth,” and it’s scheduled for an Oct. 30 release date. The outfit hasn’t confirmed whether the record will be a rock opera or a more traditional album.
In 1990, Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer founded a new orchestra to focus on the burgeoning swing revival movement in the United States. Decades later, the wildly energetic Brian Setzer Orchestra still delivers its electrifying combination of rockabilly, blues, and swing to adoring audiences around the world. Whether you see this collective during its beloved Christmas tour or when promoting a new album, these talented musicians are sure to impress!
This vibrant, Grammy Award-winning, swing and jump blues band knows how to get the party started and keep it going all night long, so come out to the New Orleans Saenger Theatre on December 8th, 2015, and experience the magic live in person!
The lengthy wait for a Black and Brown Comedy Get Down tour is over! The Comedy Get Down Tour brings a line up of Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez & Charlie Murphy to the New Orleans Smoothie King Center on Saturday, Nov. 21st @ 8 pm.
Get your COMEDY GET DOWN TOUR tickets today and prepare yourself to laugh until it hurts!
When Dustin Lynch dropped his first album in 2012, it was immediately clear that the Tennessee native was born to play country music. Lynch’s first single, “Cowboys and Angels,” rose all the way to No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and ever since, he’s continued to release hit singles including “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep)” and “Hell of a Night.” At the same time that he’s praised for traditional sensibilities, even earning comparisons with George Strait. Lynch continues to push the boundaries of contemporary country music with his inventive songwriting. Catch Dustin Lynch along with Chris Lane, LIVE at the House of Blues - New Orleans on Feb. 4th, 2016!
For over two decades, fans have been treated to the genre-bending rock accompanying 311 concerts, and now you’ll have the chance to experience it all live! The Nebraska natives are known for putting on a great show! Formed in 1988 in Omaha, Neb., 311 has sold more than eight million records in the U.S. thanks to its unique alt-rock approach that blends elements of jazz, metal, and reggae. This signature sound led to an independent record deal in the early ‘90s after the Nick Hexum-led outfit had dropped just two short self-released efforts. The band earned its first No. 1 single on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart with 1996’s “Down” off its self-titled album, and 311 continued to appear on the charts over the years with more funk-infused rock tracks, like “Beautiful Disaster” and “Amber.” Catch 311 LIVE in New Orleans on 311 Day at the Smoothie King Center!
Celebrate a century of family entertainment when you join us for a performance of Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic. During this live skating show, parents and children alike watch in delight as more than four dozen characters from the beloved Disney family comes together on the ice. From hosts Mickey and Minnie Mouse, to classic princesses like Cinderella and Snow White, hilarious sidekicks Timon and Pumba, to modern favorites like Elsa and Olaf, the parade of characters showcases the amazing history of Disney in the UNO Lakefront Arena on April 27th -thru- May 1st, 2016.
Purchase your Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic tickets and enjoy this whimsical skating production with the whole family!
Formed at LSU in the late 1980s, New Orleans-based Better Than Ezra first hit the alt-rock scene via 1993’s “Deluxe,” which ultimately went on to become the group’s first Platinum-selling release. A steady stream of records continued over the ensuing years, highlighted by a Greatest Hits album in 2005 and notable singles like “Extra Ordinary,” “Breathless,” and “Juicy,” among others. Experience the group’s trademark sounds live at Harrah's Casino on New Years Eve!
Since the late 1980s, Blue Man Group has been impressing audiences of all ages with its one-of-a-kind musical productions. From their first show “Tubes” through modern-day productions, Blue Man Group has been hailed as an innovative presence in the international performing arts scene. On stage, these blue-hued performers engage a variety of custom-built percussion pieces, like PVC pipe drums, in conjunction with intricate video displays and extra surprises to create a comedic, interactive, and artistic theatrical show. This talented troupe of performers continues to give seasoned fans and first-time attendees plenty of chances to see an exciting live show.
Experience the surreal live show of stunning colors, infectious rhythms, and oddball antics that has entertained millions around the globe. Blue Man Group comes to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on May 13 -thru- 15,2016! Tickets are on Sale now!
Based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel, Wicked is the story of the unlikely friendship between two vastly different girls in the Land of Oz, and their remarkable journey to ultimately become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
Elphaba is a green-skinned, outcast student at Shiz University, which she attends only to take care of her beautiful younger sister, Nessarose, who is confined to a wheelchair. It is there that she meets the attractive and popular Glinda. Although the girls share a mutual dislike for each other, the headmistress, Madame Morrible, decides to make them roommates.
After initially clashing, Elphaba and Glinda realize they have much to learn from each other, and grow to become best friends. They become so close that when Elphaba’s magical talent lands her an opportunity to meet the Wizard, she decides to take Glinda along with her to Oz.
Upon meeting the Wizard, Elphaba discovers that he has designs to use her magic prowess for evil, and flees with Glinda. When the Wizard warns all of Oz to beware of Elphaba—referring to her now as the “Wicked Witch”—she and Glinda must choose whether they will obey the Wizard’s commands, or rebel.
Act II details the repercussions of the characters’ decisions, and ultimately provides the surprising stories behind all of the classic characters from L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, including Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, and of course, the Witches of Oz.
Wicked comes to New Orleans' Saenger Theatre on May 25th through June 19th, 2016.
Cabaret - the Musical is based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
The 1966 Broadway production became a hit, inspiring numerous subsequent productions in London and New York, as well as the 1972 film by the same name.
Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it is based on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, that revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. The club serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in late Weimar Germany.
The sizzling story of Cabaret has been entertaining audiences for years, as each new revival comes with an all-star cast. Catch the latest edition at the Saenger Theatre New Orleans on April 4th through 10th, 2016!
In its simplest form, The Book of Mormon is a religious satire, following the journey of two Mormon missionaries as they attempt to convert native Ugandans to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). The devout and arrogant Elder Kevin Price is head of his missionary training class, praying he'll be sent on his two-year mission to sunny Orlando, Fla. His hopes are dashed, however, when he and the overweight, insecure Elder Arnold Cunningham are assigned as a pair to Uganda.
The Book of Mormon has received near-universal praise from critics. The 2011 original Broadway production won nine Tony Awards. The original production also won five Drama Desk Awards, and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical. The original Broadway cast recording received a GRAMMY Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The Book of Mormon comes to the New Orleans Saenger Theatre on March 8th -thru- March 13th, 2016!