The NOLA Project theatre company presents a holiday show you must see to truly believe. The title, though long, is an accurate description of this oddly fascinating musical. A jubilant cast of children celebrates the controversial religion in uplifting pageantry and song. The actual teachings of The Church of Scientology are explained and dissected against the candy-colored backdrop of a traditional nativity play. This darkly hilarious holiday alternative is a musical biography of the life of L. Ron Hubbard. Grade school children, portraying Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley, John Travolta, and other less starry Scientologists, bring the controversial Church of Scientology to jubilant life in story and song.
Originally conceived by visionary director Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Peter and the Starcatcher, upcoming Rocky: The Musical) and written (book, music, and lyrics) by Kyle Jarrow, '…Scientology' has enjoyed cult-hit productions in NYC and Chicago before this New Orleans premiere.
DIRECTORS: A.J. Allegra and Natalie Boyd
STARS: child actors Claire Bourgeois, Jordan Cruse, Jeremiah Downing, Catherine Elvir, Eddie Falshaw, Natalie Gautier, Tucker Godbold, Jorden Majeau, Spencer Protti, Aaron Richert, Catherine Sillars, and Seth Smith.
SOUND DESIGN: Local musician Marcus Davis of Drumcart NOLA
A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's
December 21, Saturday at 7pm
TICKETS: $25 (general admission)
(VIP Reserved ($30) availble by phone, only at 504.488.1460)
Mid City Theatre, at 3540 Toulouse Street...
-- between N. Cortez and Jeff Davis Pkwy, just behind the American Can Company.
Entrance and parking lot are on the side of the building and parking is free...
Print your on-line tickets from the link on the return email from Eventbrite. Bring those tickets to Su at the Box Office, night of show.
When & Where
Mid City Theatre
We've been a live theatre in New Orleans for a few wonderful years...we've lost our lease and have closed. Watch for us in the future and, in the meantime, if you know of a speace with parking that might suit us, please contact FredNuccio@yahoo.com...I will miss you all so much. Thanks for the untiring support of live theatre - hope to see you soon, Su Gonczy!