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Saintsbone

Immersive theater has found a new stage on the streets of the French Quarter. Escape My Room is presenting an original performance called Saintsbone, where participants will meet ghosts, solve puzzles, and ultimately decide their fate. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford invited Andrew Preble into the studio to describe this immersive experience.

This week on Inside the Arts, it's awards season! May we have the envelope, please?  Gambit's 2019 Tribute to the Classical Arts awards luncheon gets underway Friday. Two special prizes will highlight the event. Tulane University professor of dance, Barbara Hayley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. She joins us in our studio.

Then, MASNO's New Orleans Piano Institute is honored with Gambit's Education Award. The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans executive director, Cara McCool Woolf joins us with New Orleans Piano Institute co-director, Joni Jensen.

Joshua Brasted

Since 1986, Southern Rep Theatre has been producing original and classic plays that speak to the depth and diversity of New Orleans culture. Now, after six years without a permanent home, Southern Rep has found one. The former Saint Rose de Lima Church on Bayou Road has been transformed into a theatre complex. NolaVie’s Renée Peck catches up with Aimee Hayes, the company’s Producing Artistic Director, to hear all about Southern Rep’s housewarming.

Ellen Perkins

This week on Inside the Arts,  girl talk, pillow fights and pranks close out the summer season of Crescent City Lights Youth Theater with the musical Sleepover.

Then,  a new radio style action/adventure comedy from writer Ren French, Saints and Sisters: Nuns with Guns in Old New Orleans. This live radio stage drama, presented by Second Star Performance Collective, is set in the Ursuline Convent in 1930s New Orleans.

And, we round out with a uniquely New Orleans way to teach music: The Root Progression Method.

Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

This week on Inside the Arts, the Birdfoot Festival gears up for a week of live chamber music performances at venues across the city.

Then, we get a peek at an exhibit of pastel portraits celebrating notable New Orleans Free People of Color at Le Musée. And we round out with a classic American drama, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

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This week on Inside the Arts, we'll celebrate the music of jazz saxophonist and composer Jerome Theriot.

Then, the Anthony Bean Community Theater opens its season with Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. We talk with members of the cast.
 
And, the local folk band Hurray for the Riff Raff gets national attention. We talk with singer/songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra.
 
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Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

"....then one night in misty Baton Rouge the Tax Credit Fairy waved her magic wand and created Broadway South." This week on Out to Lunch, dramatic tales about the resurgence of theater in New Orleans with Cassie Steck Worley and Bruce Hoefer from Le Petit Theater. Plus tipping your waiter with Sidework.  

A new cabaret show at Mid City Theater, Let's Get Away From It All, stars Amy Alvarez and Jefferson Turner. It is a musical road trip with songs about traveling around America, directed by Ricky Graham.

Just as the New Orleans theater community received from New York after Katrina, Cedar Rapids Iowa will receive from New Orleans when Le Chat Noir Cabaret presents HeartSong 2. WWNO's Deb Albertson tells us how and why the singers are honing their craft for Thursday night's performance.