Productions


Xanadu

“Xanadu” has been postponed.
If you already have tickets, they will be transferred to the new date. New dates have not yet been set.
Please check back.

“Heaven on wheels, and in leg warmers!”

A musical spoof of the cult classic movie of the same name, Xanadu: The Musical follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to create the greatest artistic achievement of all time: a roller-disco. When Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds. This hilarious, roller skating romp about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, interwoven by a moving, electrifying book of endless fun penned by one of Broadway’s master storytellers, Douglas Carter Beane. You’ll want to keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart, forever!

The house will open 1 hour prior to each performance for a disco dance party on stage with the cast. We’ll have the disco ball spinning and the tunes jamming.

Our Saturday performances have an option to purchase food during the dance parties, which consists of both hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.

Each weekend of the show will have a different theme for our daily costume contest. Winners will receive a prize pack that includes 2 free drinks of their choice. We encourage you to post pictures of your costumes on social media before coming out to the theatre. Use the hashtag #HowDoYouXanadu

First weekend: Ancient Greece
Second weekend: 70’s Disco
Third weekend: 80’s Pop

Tickets are now available on our website (https://abbeyplayers.tix.com/) for Xanadu! The show will run for three weekends between April 17th and May 3rd. Performances will be held Fridays-Sundays. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 pm. Sunday matinees are at 2 pm.

PRODUCTION DATES:
New dates not set yet. Please check back.

Director: Kaleigh Lay
Music Director: Drew Hoffpauir
Choreographer: Christina Williams

Clio – Eliza Gothreaux
Sonny – Ian Bonin
Danny – Ken Harrelson
Melpomene – Martin Smith
Calliope – Neekee McDonald
Erato – Jennifer Melancon
Euterpe – Malani Hoffpauir
Thalia – Sarah Lagneaux
Terpescore – Drew Hoffpauir
Hera – Dyan Schnaars


Shrek The Musical

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.

Performances will be Fridays-Sundays from July 17th to July 26th. There will be an extra Saturday matinee performance on both weekends.

Director: Drew Hoffpauir
Assistant Directors: Parrish Vienne & Dana Noel
Choreographer: Cailin Trahan
Stage Manager: Malani Hoffpauir


Little Shop of Horrors

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant with out-of-this-world origins. Follow Seymour Krelborn as he stumbles across a new breed of plant whose intent is world domination. This foulmouthed, singing carnivore promises fame and fortune, as long as Seymour keeps feeding it BLOOD!

Director Lauren Dartez
Assistant Director Malani Hoffpauir


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