Pajanimals Live announced a cancellation to their national tour, which was set to stop in New Orleans on 27 March. No reason has been released, but the company has been issuing refunds for all tickets and VIP party packages. Those tickets purchased via Ticketmaster phones or internet should have received an automatic refund on your order. For other ticket holders, the company directs contact toward purchase centres (Ticketmaster centres, local box offices, etc.) Any VIP packs purchased outside Ticketmaster are directed to the CID Entertainment guest services department, where inquiries regarding refunds or other questions can be made.
While the cancellation has no doubt raised disappointment for many children and families, Mahalia Jackson Theatre has two more events bringing March to a roaring close:
This upcoming Saturday (23 March) will showcase the Martha Graham Dance Company, led by artistic director Janet Eilber. A pioneer to the field of dance, Martha Graham dazzled audiences with her unique work and ability to capture the spirit of her time. The highlight of the evening, Graham's masterpiece Appalachian Spring, from 1944, is a New Orleans debut performance, and set to Aaron Copeland's famous score. Other highlights include a suite of new works inspired by Graham's solo, put together by renowned choreographers, and a special demonstration from New Orleans' youth, performing Panorama (1935) in celebration of the NORDC/NOBA Centre for Dance's 20th anniversary.
The Dance Company rolls in Saturday, with the show starting at 8pm. Eilber hosts a pre-performance talk prior to the show, at 7:15. The talk will be located on Mezzanine Level M2 of the theatre. Take the elevator to “M2,” or climb up two flights of stairs from the ground level entrance.
Next Thursday (28 March), Leonard Cohen's popularly awaited “Old Ideas World Tour” visits the MJT. Cohen, known as a master songwriter/musician and poet, rose to the industry's top in the 60's, and has yet to fade from that label. He remains a steady, inspirational contributor with classic hits like “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne.”
Cohen's performance starts at 8pm, with the theatre's house gates opening around 7:30. Tickets are still on sale, but limited spots remain, so purchase yours today via Ticketmaster.