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New Orleans Theater Network presents  Footlights for Houston

A Benefit for the Houston Theatre Community

On Monday, October 23rd, the New Orleans Theater Network presented “Footlights for Houston” at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre.  “Footlights” was a benefit to help our fellow performing artists and companies in the Houston area.

The show was hosted by Kimberly Clark (aka Chris Giarmo) and featured performances by NOLA favorites Bryan Batt, Leslie Castay, Sunni Patterson and Jose Torres-Tama, as well as numerous theatre companies including Flying Circus Space, JPAS (Chicago), Le Petit Theatre (Once On This Island & The Last Five Years), Lady Beast Productions, The Company (Saturday Night Fever), The NOLA Project & UNO Theatre (Urinetown), Rivertown Theatres (Junie B & The Little Mermaid), See ‘Em On Stage (Titus Andronicus), Dancing Grounds’ Elite Feet Dancing Krewe, BB’s Stage Door Canteen (On the Road with Bob Hope & Friends), Southern Rep Theatre (Fun Home), Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane (Hairspray).

The Benefit today has brought in donations totaling over $10,000.

NOTN thanks all of you who donated and participated in the event! / The Times-Picayune

This daily newspaper regularly publishes features and reviews of locally produced and touring stage productions.

Check out Theodore P. Mahne’s roundup of his top plays and musicals of 2016.

The Advocate

Louisiana’s largest circulating daily paper regularly publishes features and reviews of locally produced and touring stage productions, with coverage extending beyond New Orleans, into Baton Rouge.

Gambit Weekly

This free weekly paper and their online version regularly publish features and reviews of stage productions. They also run The Big Easy Awards, honoring the best local theater artists and musicians every spring.

Ambush Magazine

From their website: “The Gulf South’s oldest and largest LGBT+ Entertainment/Travel Guide serving Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida since 1982.” They regularly publish reviews by Brian Sands


PopSmart NOLA

From their website: “Intelligent coverage of New Orleans culture by David Lee Simmons.”

You can listen to David’s 2016 roundup, including a discussion with theater critics from the Time-Picayune and Advocate here.


American Theatre

The premiere drama publication in the United States regularly publishes articles highlighting the work of New Orleans theater companies, including recent features on Junebug Productions and the world premiere of Flood City.