Le Petit Theatre Presents: Satchmo At The Waldorf
The Theatre’s season opens on Oct. 5, 2018 with “Satchmo at the Waldorf”, an extraordinary one-man, three-character play that journeys into the heart and mind of New Orleans’ beloved jazz legend, Louis Armstrong. The play takes place in March of 1971 in the backstage dressing room of the Empire Room at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. According to writer Terry Teachout, it’s where Armstrong performed in public for the last time four months before his death. The play was born from Teachout’s experience writing the 2009 Louis Armstrong biography, Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong. He says, “Like all geniuses, Satchmo was complicated, and that complexity was part of what made his music so beautiful and profound.”
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A Little History
New Orleans’ most historic playhouse, Le Petit Théâtre Du Vieux Carré, has played an important role in our nation’s theatrical history since 1916. Located just off of Jackson Square, we have called our current stage at 616 St. Peter Street home since 1922.
Since moving into its current home in 1922, the “Little Theatre” has entertained thousands of audience members in a wide array of dramas, comedies, and musicals. Hundreds of actors, designers, directors, and technicians, both locally and nationally, have shared their talents to make Le Petit a true shining star in the theatrical world.