Performing Arts Serving Acadiana (PASA) launches its first season, staging a comeback as one of the first to reopen the Heymann Performing Arts Center this September with nationally and internationally acclaimed performing arts entertainment.
The lineup is highlighted by dance company Momix, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, and the theatrical hit Black Angels over Tuskegee. All performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.
Momix is celebrating its 40th anniversary and will brings its fantastical production of Alice to Lafayette on September 20. Famed artistic director Moses Pendleton leads this wildly creative company, which is recognized worldwide as a maverick of creativity and invention.
Alice was to make its first U.S. Tour in the fall of 2020, prior to the COVID-19 lockdown. The production is now set for a performance in Dallas, TX, and then here at the Heymann before it heads to Paris, France.
The Grammy Award-winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra hits the stage October 21. Under new leadership from its artistic director and drummer Adonis Rose, the orchestra takes the sonic power and stylistic versatility of a big band, adds a New Orleans emphasis on groove, and swings with great ballads and jazz hits. The Lafayette show will feature the music of the acclaimed musical genius Allen Toussaint.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, the time-twisting musical collective known for putting “pop music in a time machine,” is set for December 1. Audiences around the globe are set to see Postmodern Jukebox on The Grand Reopening Tour, which will bring PMJ back to thrill music-starved audiences across the world.
The acclaimed drama Black Angels Over Tuskegee by Layon Gray will be performed on January 20, 2022. Inspired by true events, Black Angels Over Tuskegee movingly illustrates how the men unite in brotherhood to achieve a communal vision.
All shows are on sale now and no subscription is required – pick the shows you want to see, which for many performance lovers will be all of them. While ticket prices vary from performance to performance, almost every event has a Family & Friends 4-Pack for $100, which is available in every seating area, from the first row to the last. Additional ticket fees and other charges will apply and will vary, based on the method of purchase.