Greetings from the desk of Vince Paul

President and Artistic Director

Welcome to the 2016-17 Season!

Fittingly, we kicked off our brand new Music Series with an incredible performance by the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet – sublime sounds from the youngest member of New Orleans’ first family of jazz. The Series is packed with a variety of stellar artists and joins our other programming groups -- Family Theatre, World Cultures, and Contemporary Dance. Call box office directly for the best deals on Series purchases: 313-887-8501.

Original commissions are important to us and on October 8 we present ‘The Osiris Legend’ – an ancient Egyptian love story time-traveled to our stage through the language of contemporary ballet. Adding to the excitement, the staged version will be filmed live and included as part of a full-length feature film to be shot on location around the world! (We’re normally sparing with exclamation marks but are pretty excited about this.)

Jazz legend Michael Franks brings his signature sound back to our Main Stage on the 14th, joined by the powerfully introspective piano of Keiko Matsui. And speaking of jazz, the Best Jazz Club in town (as the readers of MetroTimes named our Jazz Café) has a full month of options. Check out Dave Sharp’s ‘Worlds Quartet’  on 10/21 for a great example of the artistic richness that comes together in this city.

Our new Membership option is loaded up with perks that bring you straight to the heart of an amazing and fun group of people, and we look forward to welcoming you into the family. Our social channels always have the latest and greatest: ….on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

As always, "I'll see you downtown"


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