Upcoming Shows

 Musical of the Living DeadPosterNEW3


October 17-19, 23-26, and 30-November 2

Showtimes at 8pm – October 25 show at 11pm

Tickets $25 general, $30 for SPLATTER ZONE


Musical of the Living Dead takes audiences on a rip-roaring journey beyond the grave with its satirical send-ups of classic zombie films and musical theater. The curtain opens on 10 survivors of a recent zombie apocalypse, trapped in a farmhouse and willing to try anything to escape.  Following and inspired by the success of October 2013′s Evil Dead: The Musical, last year’s Big Easy Award nominated best musical of the year, “See ‘Em On Stage” will offer New Orleans audiences an immersive, interactive, multi-media, hilarious, and heinously gory theatrical experience. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll scream. And you’ll have plenty of laundry to do the next day, especially if you choose one of our SPLATTER ZONE seats. Patrons are advised to leave cashmere sweaters, silk shirts, and expensive designer handbags at home.

Directed by Christopher Bentivegna and choreographed by Lindsey Romig, with Kyle Aucoin as musical director (leading a live rock band).  Sam Cespedes and “Little to N.O. Budget Films” provide filmed sequences.


Night of a Thousand Paintings – An Art Exhibit by David Rex Joynerthousand paintings


October 25 from 6pm-9:30pm

Free and open to the public.

An art installation of epic proportions!  Full disclosure, there are only about 800 paintings, but that doesn’t sound as good, does it?


First Light: A Staged Reading Series pillars

The Shadowbox inaugurates a new series of staged readings with the following plays.  

Doors open at 7pm, with readings beginning at 7:30pm

$5 suggested donation

10/27 Dead Beat by Jason Kerzinski
Director: Frederick Mead

11/3 A Rabbi and a Priest Walk into a Bar by Peter Robins-Brown
Director: Richard Mayer

11/11 Stuck Together by Steven Guggenheimer
Director: Kaitlyn McQuin Heckel

12/1 Becoming Number Six by Ross Peter Nelson
Director: Erick Wolfe

A Very Gashlycrumb Tinies Birthday Burlesque for the Reverend Spooky LeStrangegorey house gashlycrumb tinies

November 7 and 8 at 10:30pm

Tickets $10 or $15 for both nights!

November 7 tickets

November 8 tickets

An Edward Gorey inspired burlesque birthday show for the Reverend Spooky LeStrange! Come celebrate Gorey’s sarcastic rebellion against a view of childhood that is sunny, idyllic, and instructive and Reverend Spooky’s rebellion against aging and death. A is for Amy- L is for Leo the first night. M is for Maude- Z is for Zillah the second night. Hosted both nights by Vincent Gallant as Edward Gorey.



 ‘Immigrant Dreams and Alien Nightmares’ Book ReleaseJTT Immigrant Dreams Cover 300dpi


November 12 at 7pm

Immigrant Dreams & Alien Nightmares documents twenty-five years of José Torres-Tama’s performance poetry in his unique bilingual voice. Labeled a “Permanent Resident Alien” when entering GringoLandia at age 7 in 1968, Torres-Tama explores the psychic, physical, and open wounds of an Ecuadorian immigrant balancing two languages and cultures—challenging the United States to realize its mythic ideals as the beacon of democracy. Inspired by writers like Ntozake Shange, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Martín Espada, his poems document migratory leaps from Guayaquil, Ecuador to New York City, where his family owned a coffee wagon business in Union Square, and Jersey City, where his teen-age rites of passage forged his urban warrior persona, to the Caribbean-influenced port city of New Orleans, his muse and adopted home since 1984.