Manship Theatre announces 2013-2014 schedule

Manship Theatre announces 2013-2014 schedule
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POSTED: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 9:04am

The Manship Theatre has announced it's 2013-2014 schedule.

Here's the schedule so far:

Season opener with pre reception in Manship Theatre Gallery
Sunday, September 8 6:30 p.m. reception
8:00p.m. Dr. John performance

Dr. John is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. Beginning in the 1950’s, he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City. He played on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones' infamous Exile On Main St. Dr. John garnered Grammy award wins in 1989, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2008.

Tickets are $100 performance only-$150 reception & performance and available now at

Tuesday, October 1 7:30pm

Redbone describes himself as an entertainer above all else, but declares that playing music is what he has been called to do. In the 70’s Bob Dylan sought him out at the Mariposa Folk Festival, claiming that if he were to ever start a label he would want Redbone to be the first artist he recorded. His TV debut was on SNL where he performed a version of “Walkin’ Stick” that catalyzed his career into the rock and folk genres of music. Although Redbone has phenomenal talent in a wide range of music his common element is his mastery of the acoustic guitar.

Tickets are $40 and available now at

Wednesday, October 2 7:30pm

Ted Leo and Aimee Mann have spent a fair amount of time on tour together over the past several months. Now they've built upon that time with a collaborative songwriting project, which they're calling "#BOTH." Each have had illustrious music careers. In 1999 Mann earned both Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for the song "Save Me." Having toiled for years in the punk underground with both his former band Chisel and his solo effort Ted Leo + The Pharmacists, Ted Leo is primed to break out into the mainstream.

Tickets are $45 and available now at\

ERIC BURDON & the Animals
Wednesday, October 9 7:30pm
& Thursday, October 10 7:30pm

Burdon grew up in Newcastle, England, immersing himself in American blues and jazz. Front man of the British Invasion band, The Animals, Burdon helped shape rock and roll’s DNA, and his imposing yet soulful vocals are the driving force of the iconic "House of the Rising Sun.” Burdon continued to perform with different iterations of the Animals, while also founding and fronting the funk group War, one of the first multiracial bands, and topped the charts with his groundbreaking hit single “Spill the Wine.”

Tickets are $100 - $150 and available now at

Sunday, October 13 7:00pm
& Monday, October 14 7:30pm

Based on the book by Lewis Carroll, the play will follow Alice as she attends mad tea parties, talks with flowers, and chases the elusive white rabbit through all of Wonderland. With each new character she meets, Alice discovers a new adventure, a new problem, and a new opportunity to practice her manners and patience.

Tickets are $20 and available now at 

Sunday, October 27 7:00pm

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Nellie McKay joins forces with the two time GRAMMY® award winning Turtle Island Quartet to present a delightfully kaleidoscopic view of the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920’s. While the combination of voice and strings has long been a staple of the classical genre as well as of contemporary music, Nellie McKay’s talents on piano, mallets, and ukulele and Turtle Island’s famed innovative rhythmic techniques unleash an unprecedented range of possibilities.

Tickets are $35-$75 and available now at

CHRIS MANN from The Voice
Friday, November 1 7:30pm

With a powerful voice and dynamic live performances, Chris Mann has emerged on the scene as an artist to watch. His classically trained tenor and contemporary pop vocals is a blend that is rare in the music world today. Mann has toured with Grammy Award-winner India.Arie and Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel and has performed at high profile events including the Sundance Film Festival, the Academy Awards Young Hollywood Party, the American Film Institute Awards and the Bel-Air Film Festival.

Tickets are $20-$60 and available now at

Monday, November 4 7:30pm

An evening of bluegrass with Noam Pikelny(Punch Brothers) on banjo, Bryan Sutton(Ricky Skaggs band) on guitar, Jesse Cobb on mandolin, Barry Bales on bass, and Luke Bulla on fiddle, marks a historic collaboration between five of the most celebrated acoustic instrumentalists and singers of our time. These musical friends are gathering in concert to share with audiences a musical experience that customarily only happens behind closed doors, whether backstage at a festival or at a Nashville picking party. With each member being a front man in his own right, the band will present an evening of original and classic bluegrass music.

Tickets are $40 and available now at\

Sunday, November 3 7:00pm
& Monday, November 4 7:30pm

From the Emmy Award winning, children's science TV show, Beakman's World, the entertaining and lively scientist Beakman (Paul Zaloom) will tour a brand new production, Beakman on the Brain! With plenty of audience participation and his wacky sense of humor, Beakman employs a series of large scale, fun, and very visual demonstrations to illustrate how the brain works.
Tickets are $15 and available now at\


Thursday, November 7 7:30pm

One of the most revered novels of the twentieth-century, Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury’s dystopian tale of a bleak future where literature and knowledge are on the edge of extinction. With its skill at creating innovative and modern productions of great works of literature, the Aquila Theatre will bring new life to Bradbury’s visionary parable of a society gone awry.

Tickets are $25 and available now at\

Friday, November 8 7:30pm

Longtime friends Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter will share the stage as an intimate duo, performing material spanning their vast catalogs as well as some of their favorite songs. Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October of 2012. Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, including two for the hit single 'Sunny Came Home', and has been nominated for another seven. She has released 10 albums and has had her songs featured in major motion pictures.

Tickets are $85-150 and available now at\

Thursday, December 5 7:30pm

Join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they celebrate the Winter Holidays New Orleans style with their wildly popular holiday presentation "Creole Christmas". An annual must-see production for families since 2005, 2011 marks the eighth year that this venerable group has taken their infections holiday spirit on the road. Seasonal favorites to be performed will include the likes of "Blue Christmas," "Swinging In A Winter Wonderland," "Bells Will Be Ringin," and "The Dreydel Song." Treat your family to a New Orleans-style Holiday Tradition and a seasonal celebration they'll never forget.
Tickets are $50 and available now at\

Performed by Birmingham Children’s Theatre
Sunday, December 8 2:00pm

Montague Mouse lives in a hotel in the city, while his cousin Maudie Mae lives on a farm in the country. They both decide to visit each other, but find the new surroundings uncomfortable and scary. Come see how teamwork and understanding help Montague and Maudie find a vacation place they can both enjoy. This wonderful story teaches young children that friendship can triumph over differences in life-style.

Tickets are $15 and available now at\

Performed by Dallas Children’s Theatre Company
Sunday, January 26 2:00pm

From the loving heart of E. B. White, comes this merry musical from Theatre IV about a noble mouse who jumps head¬long into adventures big enough to match any imagination. The play brings to life this classic where Stuart, a mouse, is born into the Little family. Although he is quite different from other members of the family, Stuart is loved by all - except perhaps the family cat. By turns funny, tender and excit¬ing, Stuart Little mixes gorgeous child-size puppets with live actors to work theatrical magic.

Tickets are $15 and available now at\

Wednesday February 12 8:00pm

Knock-out dancers, bold music and commanding choreography are the hallmarks of this jazz-based contemporary company led by Artistic Director Frank Chaves. Founded in 1989 by four visionary dancers/choreographers, River North Dance Chicago has established itself as one of Chicago’s leading dance companies, and one of country's most popular repertory companies, receiving critical acclaim in the U.S. and abroad. River North and Chaves received the prestigious Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography in 2008.

Tickets are $20-45 and available now at\

Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick and Inch by Inch
Performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Sunday, February 16 2:00pm

Swimmy is a tiny fish that uses ingenuity to fend off danger. Frederick, a poetic mouse, makes everyday life an artful experience. A lovable inchworm shares his facility for measuring absolutely everything. All these stories provide wonderful scope for translation to the stage through the gentle storytelling style, innovative puppetry and charming original music, which have earned international acclaim for Mermaid Theatre.

Tickets are $15 and available now at\

Friday, February 21 7:30pm

For the November 2013/14 North American tour, IGN founder Brian Gore will be joined by Italy's Pino Forastiere, Jon Gomm from England, and Quique Sinesi from Argentina. Pino and Jon are revered in contemporary steel string guitar circles for their unique mix of melody, improvisation and hand percussion using the strings, the fretboard and the body of the guitar. Quique is a master of many South American melodies and rhythms on both buitar and charango. We are looking forward to a particularly inventive evening of contemporary guitar music.

Tickets are $35 and available now at\

Performed by Walnut Theatre Company
Wednesday, February 26 7:30pm

Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry's classic play, is a funny, timeless, searing, and ultimately hopeful meditation on growing old, relationships, and loyalty. This iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions. Driving Miss Daisy won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.

Tickets are $40 and available now at\

Friday, February 28 7:30pm

Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Bastiste comes from a renowned lineage of music performers. He studied jazz and classical piano at The Juilliard School, is a "Movado Future Legend" award recipient, and a "Steinway Performing Artist." At the young age of 25, he has performed in over 40 countries, collaborating with artists from Prince and Lenny Kravitz to Jimmy Buffett, Harry Connick Jr., and Asher Roth.
Batiste is also the founder and leader of Stay Human, a modern jazz ensemble dedicated to igniting the next generation of musicians to branch out and experiment with music in ways similar to his.

Tickets are $25-45 and available now at\

Thursday, March 27 7:30pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies heading into their 30th Anniversary Season. Artistic Director Carlota Santana leads this company of energetic dancers and musicians in powerful performances, extensive community outreach and innovative arts education programs.

Tickets are $20-45 and available now at\

Southern SOUL ASSEMBLY Tour featuring Marc Broussard, JJ Grey,Anders Osborne & Luther Dickinson

Friday, April 4 7:30pm

Four talented songwriters together on one stage for an amazing night of stories, songs, inspired by the roots of southern rock, gospel , funk and blues

Tickets are $55-65 and available now at\

Performed by Vital Theatre Company of New York City
Sunday, April 27 2:00pm and 4:30pm

Fancy Nancy and her friends are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted?

Tickets are $20 and available now at\

Manship Theatre Red Carpet Gala Fundraiser
Thursday, April 10 6:30pm Gala begins
Performance at 8pm

A songwriter and guitar player to rival the greats, Rick Springfield is a musician that has stood the test of time and the decades since his surge of fame starting in the 1980’s with his Grammy award-winning hit song "Jessie's Girl" and his stint as a handsome doctor on General Hospital. Manship Theatre’s Red Carpet Gala, features a silent auction, hors d’oeurves and drinks.

Tickets are $100-500 and available now at\

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