Broadway in Louisiana – Big Shows, Glitzy Musicals
Professional touring groups keep theaters across the state alive with glitzy productions straight from Broadway.
Eager to experience the glamour and excitement of a Broadway hit? Look no further than Louisiana, where professional touring groups keep theaters across the state abuzz.
Love the beauty of historical theaters? The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, designed in 1927, features original finishes and color schemes—despite renovations. Advanced technical systems include an expanded theatre stage house, ensuring that every performance looks and sounds its best for its sold-out Broadway shows. Marvel at smash hit performances like "Wicked, “West Side Story,” “The Color Purple,” “Book of Mormon” and “Shrek The Musical.” Get tickets for the next show.
Just west of downtown New Orleans is Luling, where you can find the dazzling Lafon Performing Arts Center. This state-of-the-art facility is owned and operated by the St. Charles Parish School system and aims to give every student an equitable chance to watch professional theatre performances. Find local and international talent here, especially through the theater's Broadway Series.
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport is an ornate beauty built in 1923. The theatre brings in a wide array of productions including Broadway hits each year—mostly musicals like “West Side Story,” “Hello, Dolly” and more. The Strand’s glamour has led it to be recognized by USA Weekend and AMC Magazine as one of the country’s glitziest theaters for live performances.
Broadway also comes to Cajun Country in Lafayette, where the Theatre League of Louisiana puts on a five-show lineup at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. Musicals make up most of the season. Typical offerings are "Hello, Dolly” and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” The Heymann Center is surrounded by lots of restaurants, many within walking distance.
Visitors to our state’s capital can catch a show at the Baton Rouge River Center, right on the banks of the Mississippi River. The Broadway in Baton Rouge series includes like the sizzling "Bring It On” production while classics like "Hair" take the stage. Shows are held in the center’s 1,900-seat Theatre for the Performing Arts.