How does JPAS ring in 2014? …with a MURDER!!!

Murder at Cafe Noir opens January 24th in Westwego.
“Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont brings his unique directing talents back to the JPAS stage. With an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure comedy.
– The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be presenting the interactive, murder-mystery, comedy  –  Murder at Cafe Noir, January 24th through February 9th. The production will be held at Teatro Wego! (177 Sala Ave.) in Westwego, La. Performances will be held Friday(s) and Saturday(s) at 7:30pm and Sunday(s) at 3:00pm.
“This whodunit is darn good it’s the kind of show that lingers on your mind, like a dame’s perfume.” – Maryland Journal
This forties detective story comes to life featuring Rick Archer, P.I. who is out to find a curvaceous runaway on the forgotten island of Mustique – a place stuck in a black and white era. The owner of the Cafe Noir has washed ashore, murdered, and Rick’s quarry was the last person seen with him. He employs his hard boiled talents to find the killer. Was it the French Madame and club manager, the Voodoo Priestess, the shyster British Attorney, the Black Marketeer or the Femme Fatale? The audience votes twice on what they want Rick to do next and these decisions change the flow of this comic tribute to the Bogart era.
The production features the talents of actors Robert Facio (A Tuna Christmas and Avenue Q), Allee Peck (Avenue Q, Goodnight Moon, Petite Rouge),
Kali Russell, Bob Murrell, Elizabeth Gutherz, Kyle Daigrepont, and Logan Faust. The creative team includes direction by “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, scenic design by Michelle Miatello, costume design by Abbey Vitrano, sound design by Nicholas Frederick, and lighting design by Scott Sauber.  Michelle DeMontluzin is the Stage Manager
Tickets for Murder at Cafe Noir are available by calling 504.885.2000, online at or by visiting our Administrative Office at 1118 Clearview Pkwy. Metairie, LA. Tickets are $30-Adult, $27-Senior/Military, $20-Students,
and $15-Children(12 and under)
About JPAS
Founded in 1978 by Maestro Dennis G. Assaf and Hannah Cunningham, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote arts performance, training, and outreach by providing a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the cultural and economic vitality of Jefferson Parish, Greater New Orleans and the Gulf South.


JPAS focuses on three main elements:


Performance: JPAS annually provides a wide range of theatrical performances that appeal to many interests and age groups. Most seasons include a selection of grand opera, musical theater, dance and music. JPAS strives to network and partner with national and international artists and companies to bring new and diverse programming to the Southern Region.

Training: JPAS provides performance and technical based training in the arts for all ages with a particular focus on young people.

Outreach: JPAS provides arts education programming in local area schools, as well as access to professional theatrical experiences that align to classroom curricula and Louisiana Content Standards, including Arts Adventure Series, Cultural Crossroads and Stage Without A Theatre. JPAS provides performers, musicians, artistic experiences and expertise to select area events and organizations to enrich the community.