The favorite neighborhood theater in New Orleans, we were in the wonderful Mid City section of this wacky town. Working here, you found Kyra serving with a smile at the bar, Su selling tickets/rockin’ the tech booth and Fred welcoming you into this well-loved little theater full of a passion for not only theater, but cabaret, music and art, as well. How we adored the tiny world of delight that was Mid City Theatre.
Mid City Theatre’s History is best told by its’ shows. In the list below read about 2015 and below that are links for each year right back to 2011. What a ride, huh?
Here are our 2015 shows…
“GONE WITH THE BREAKING WIND”…Varla Jean Merman is back as the biggest Southern Belle of ’em all. Along with GOLDEN GIRLS cohorts Ricky Graham, Sean Patterson, Brooklyn Shaffer, Brian Johnston, and Jefferson Turner she brings the South to its knees! December/January 2014/2015
The NOLA Project’s comedic dream team is poised to bring to life “Camille,” Charles Ludlum’s hilarious cross-dressing comedy based on the classic Alexander Dumas story. Director Jeffery T. Roberson (better known on stage as Varla Jean Merman) will direct a cast headlined by A.J. Allegra and co-starring Ricky Graham, Sam Dudley, Sean Patterson, Keith Claverie, Michael Sullivan, Kristin Witterschein, Kyle Daigrepont, Jason Kirkpatrick, and Erin Shaw. January/February, 2015
3rd Annual Cabaret Month features
Phil Melancon’s “Up, Up and Away – the music of Jimmy Webb” – Janet Shea’s “Chez Shea Cabaret” – Nell Nolan’s “Love Letters” – Pat Bourgeois’ “Cabaret Debauchery” – Holy Cross’ “Acoustic Night” – Sean Patterson, Mandy Zirkenbach & Jefferson Turner’s “A Midsummer Night’s Cabaret– an evening of sin and song” – Phil Melancon & Chris Champagne’s “Muck Dynasty” – Anais St. John’s “Girl Talk” – Amy Alvarez” “Let’s Get Away From It All” – Su Gonczy’s Birthday Party – Southern Rep’s “6×6” – Bremner Duthier’s “Speakeasy Cabaret…” March, 2015
“GONE WITH THE BREAKING WIND”…Varla Jean Merman with Ricky Graham, Sean Patterson, Brooklyn Shaffer, Brian Johnston, and Jefferson Turner/Kyle Daigrepont brought the South to its knees – AGAIN! April, 2015
“Love, American Style” Frederick Mead loving look at TV theme songs. May, 2015.
“The Pursuit of Justice,” written entirely by LOUD‘s youth ensemble. May, 2015
Louisiana Philharmonic cellist Jeanne Jaubert presents her annual studio recital featuring ten cellists ranging in age
from tweens to retirees. May, 2015
“Arlen Darlin’ “ Come “Get Happy” with Heidi and Phil Melancon and an evening of Harold Arlen’ legendary music. May, 2015
Chris Champagne, Phil deGruy and Dane Faucheux Comedy x 3 with “The New Orleans NON PROPHET Comedy Tour,” June, 2015
Karen Berg-Arlington “OPEN A NEW WINDOW: Songs For A New Chapter.” June, 2015
“Muck Dynasty” Politics, Comedy and Music with Phil Melancon and Chris Champagne, June, 2015
“The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.” Just when you thought life couldn’t get any wilder, multiple Big Easy award-winner, Yvette Hargis takes the stage in this Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner comedic one-woman throw-down. May, June, 2015
“2015 City-Wide Auditions” Southern Rep Theatre and Mid-City Theatre hosed city-wide open auditions for a record number of actors, singers, and actor-musicians at Mid-City Theatre. June, 2015
“Riding Halley’s Comet” by Ann McQueen – The New Orleans premiere of this moving play that tells the story of life with a parent who suffers from mental illness…PRODUCED BY: LIONESS 23 THEATRE INITIATIVE in partnership with NAMI New Orleans, the local affiliate of The National Alliance on Mental Illness. July, 2015
“Once More With Dr. Horrible” Joss Whedon owns the stage at Mid City Theatre for the weekend with one-act from the blog and the musical episode from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” July, 2015.
Mid City Theatre closed to the public. Thanks for all the support for these four years from “A Steady Rain” right thru “Dr. Horrible,” in here, life has been beautiful. Su Gonczy Tuesday – July 28, 2015.
A goodbye party was held at Wit’s Inn and the Mid City Theatre Sign came along for the ride, the pole, sadly, was not present. What a bunch of cool cats came out to tell stories and hug, a lot!! New Orleans is such a dynamic theater community. God Bless us all as we search for new havens for our delight. Friday – July 31, 2015
…back, back, back in time we go: