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Inside The Arts: A Christmas Story | The Musical, The Nutcracker In New Orleans, Mandatory Merriment

A Christmas Story, The Musical

This week on Inside the Arts, A Christmas Story, The Musical opens!  It is the first Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans show to play the Saenger Theatre since its reopening.  We talk with cast member Chris Swan, who plays The Old Man, in this holiday classic based on the 1983 film.

Then, we travel to the Land of Sweets as The Nutcracker in New Orleans opens at the Contemporary Arts Center.This version presented by the New Orleans School of Ballet has a local twist.  Director/choreographer Nikki Hefko joins us in our studio.
And, a rowdy holiday musical with local flavor, Mandatory Merriment, returns to Southern Rep Theatre with new jokes. Co-writer Leslie Castay joins us with cast member Meredith Long.
Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

"This is NPR's Morning Edition, at 89.9 WWNO. Good Morning, I'm Diane Mack."