The Joy Theater | New Orleans Theatre | Live Concerts | Event Venue Rental http://www.thejoytheater.com Featuring live music concerts comedy and theatrical productions Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:50:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 New Year’s Eve with The New Mastersounds http://www.thejoytheater.com/nye-at-the-joy-with-the-new-mastersounds/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/nye-at-the-joy-with-the-new-mastersounds/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:28:22 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=3512 Continue reading ]]> Winter Circle Productions + Joy Productions Presents

In Association with OffBEAT Magazine

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE JOY THEATER WITH

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS EDDIE ROBERTS’ WEST COAST SOUNDS, NIGEL HALL & GRAVITY A -MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

VIP Packages and General Admission tickets are available. The VIP experience includes access to VIP Full Open Bar, from 8pm-12:30am, Champagne Toast at Midnight, exclusive Meet & Greet with The New Mastersounds, Reserved Balcony seating with amazing views of the stage, and autographed commemorative event poster.

 

 

 

 

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Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional http://www.thejoytheater.com/colin-quinn-unconstitutional/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/colin-quinn-unconstitutional/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:21:07 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=3492 Continue reading ]]> COLIN QUINN UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Colin Quinn returns to the stage in UNCONSTITUTIONAL, a comedic perspective on our national character. On May 25th, 1787, fifty-five delegates in wigs and tights sat down to create a country from scratch. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches asking if this is what the founding fathers planned.

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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-12/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-12/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:14:35 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2156 Continue reading ]]> CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

LIGHTWIRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 12 – 22, 2013
Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas Classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

A portion of the ticket proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to Contemporary Arts Center.

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

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The Kingfish: The Life & Times of Huey P. Long http://www.thejoytheater.com/the-kingfish-the-life-times-of-huey-p-long-2/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/the-kingfish-the-life-times-of-huey-p-long-2/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:11:42 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=3368 Continue reading ]]> VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE

THE KINGFISH: THE LIFE & TIMES OF HUEY P. LONG

JAN. 24 & JAN. 25, 2014

The Kingfish: The Life & Times of Huey P. Long returns to New Orleans! Don’t miss John “Spud” McConnell in this off-Broadway revival about the life and times of Louisiana Politician, Huey P. Long. Written by famed writers Larry L. King and Ben Z. Grant and directed by Perry Martin, The Kingfish shows the many sides of Huey Long and reflects what is believed to be his attitudes and opinions. Not only does the show cover Long’s history but the writers also bring him back from the grave to comment on politicians and current events, including a discussion on his own assassination.

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The Kingfish: The Life & Times of Huey P. Long http://www.thejoytheater.com/the-kingfish-the-life-times-of-huey-p-long/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/the-kingfish-the-life-times-of-huey-p-long/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:10:58 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=3377 Continue reading ]]> VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

THE KINGFISH: THE LIFE & TIMES OF HUEY P. LONG

JAN. 24 & JAN. 25, 2014

The Kingfish: The Life & Times of Huey P. Long returns to New Orleans! Don’t miss John “Spud” McConnell in this off-Broadway revival about the life and times of Louisiana Politician, Huey P. Long. Written by famed writers Larry L. King and Ben Z. Grant and directed by Perry Martin, The Kingfish shows the many sides of Huey Long and reflects what is believed to be his attitudes and opinions. Not only does the show cover Long’s history but the writers also bring him back from the grave to comment on politicians and current events, including a discussion on his own assassination.

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Marilyn: Forever Blonde http://www.thejoytheater.com/marilyn-forever-blonde-5/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/marilyn-forever-blonde-5/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:55:30 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=3402 Continue reading ]]> MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE, JAN. 29 – FEB. 1, 2014

Marilyn: Forever Blonde is an award winning one-woman play based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. This fascinating and thought provoking story takes you back in time with Marilyn Monroe on a photo shoot before her untimely death. Her life story unfolds through her own words and songs as she contemplates her fame, marriages, affairs and endless internal struggle.

The audience plays an integral part of the performance as the “photographer” and will be mesmerized by “Actress of the Year” Sunny Thompson’s outstanding performance. Broadway World said, “Thompson amazingly captures the essence of Monroe.”

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Marilyn: Forever Blonde http://www.thejoytheater.com/marilyn-forever-blonde-4/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/marilyn-forever-blonde-4/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:52:37 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=3381 Continue reading ]]> MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE, JAN. 29 – FEB. 2, 2014

Marilyn: Forever Blonde is an award winning one-woman play based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. This fascinating and thought provoking story takes you back in time with Marilyn Monroe on a photo shoot before her untimely death. Her life story unfolds through her own words and songs as she contemplates her fame, marriages, affairs and her endless internal struggle.

The audience plays an integral part of the performance as the “photographer” and will be mesmerized by “Actress of the Year,” Sunny Thompson’s outstanding performance. Broadway World…”Thompson amazingly captures the essence of Monroe.”

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Marilyn: Forever Blonde – THIS SHOW CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER http://www.thejoytheater.com/marilyn-forever-blonde-3/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/marilyn-forever-blonde-3/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:50:15 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=3382 Continue reading ]]> Due to inclement weather, the safety of our guests, employees and theatrical production – the Wed. Night, Jan.29th performance has been CANCELED. Please contact 504-208-1180 to exchange your tickets or email sales@thejoytheater for additional questions. Thank you.

MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE, NOW JAN. 30 – Feb. 1, 2014

Marilyn: Forever Blonde is an award winning one-woman play based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. This fascinating and thought provoking story takes you back in time with Marilyn Monroe on a photo shoot before her untimely death. Her life story unfolds through her own words and songs as she contemplates her fame, marriages, affairs and endless internal struggle.

The audience plays an integral part of the performance as the “photographer” and will be mesmerized by “Actress of the Year” Sunny Thompson’s outstanding performance. Broadway World said, “Thompson amazingly captures the essence of Monroe.”

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MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE, JAN. 29 – FEB. 1, 2014

Marilyn: Forever Blonde is an award winning one-woman play based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. This fascinating and thought provoking story takes you back in time with Marilyn Monroe on a photo shoot before her untimely death. Her life story unfolds through her own words and songs as she contemplates her fame, marriages, affairs and endless internal struggle.

The audience plays an integral part of the performance as the “photographer” and will be mesmerized by “Actress of the Year” Sunny Thompson’s outstanding performance. Broadway World said, “Thompson amazingly captures the essence of Monroe.”

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Marilyn: Forever Blonde http://www.thejoytheater.com/marilyn-forever-blonde/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/marilyn-forever-blonde/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:08:43 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=3390 Continue reading ]]> MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE, JAN. 29 – FEB. 1, 2014

Marilyn: Forever Blonde is an award winning one-woman play based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. This fascinating and thought provoking story takes you back in time with Marilyn Monroe on a photo shoot before her untimely death. Her life story unfolds through her own words and songs as she contemplates her fame, marriages, affairs and endless internal struggle.

The audience plays an integral part of the performance as the “photographer” and will be mesmerized by “Actress of the Year” Sunny Thompson’s outstanding performance. Broadway World said, “Thompson amazingly captures the essence of Monroe.”

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STS9 – SOLD OUT! http://www.thejoytheater.com/sts9/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/sts9/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:00:21 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=3173 Winter Circle Productions and HUKA Entertainment welcome STS9 to the Joy Theater for a very special late night Halloween show!

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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-11/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-11/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:13:32 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2153 Continue reading ]]> CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

LIGHTWIRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 12 – 22, 2013
Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

A portion of the ticket proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to Contemporary Arts Center.

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

 

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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-10/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-10/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:12:36 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2150 Continue reading ]]> CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

LIGHTWIRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 12 – 22, 2013
Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

A portion of the proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to Contemporary Arts Center.

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-9/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-9/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:11:43 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2147 Continue reading ]]> CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

LIGHTWIRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 12 – 22, 2013
Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas Classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

A portion of the ticket proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to Contemporary Arts Center.

 

 

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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-8/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-8/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:10:39 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2144 Continue reading ]]> CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

LIGHTWIRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 12 – 22, 2013
Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

A portion of the ticket proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to Contemporary Arts Center.
VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-7/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-7/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:09:40 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2141 Continue reading ]]> Click here to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

Lightwire – A Very Electric Christmas: December 12 – 22
Lightwire Theater returns home to New Orleans after advancing to the semi-finals of last season’s America’s Got Talent and starring for five months in AGT’s live Las Vegas stage show. The globetrotting troupe of dancing electroluminescent puppeteers are premiering their newest original production, “A Very Electric Christmas.” Audiences of all ages will watch in wonderment as captivating new characters pursue a holiday journey of inspiration and light, all set to Christmas classics, including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

A portion of the ticket proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to Contemporary Arts Center.

 

To purchase tickets for the Fall 2013 theatrical series, call 504-208-1180 or email sales@thejoytheater.com. The Fall 2013 theatrical series includes Beatlemania Now, One Funny Mother: I’m Not Crazy, Valentine’s Burlesque, and Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas.
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The renovated historical Joy Theater is home to New Orleans’ newest theatrical series. Featuring a wide variety of national productions, the Joy has something for everyone.

Enjoy our state-of-the-art jewel-box theater, sound and light system, as well as intimate seating, providing you the best live entertainment!

The Joy Theater is conveniently located in downtown New Orleans, on Canal Street, within walking distance of the French Quarter and on the Canal Street streetcar line. Valet parking is available.

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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-6/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-6/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:08:40 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2138 Continue reading ]]> CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

LIGHTWIRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 12 – 22, 2013
Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

A portion of the ticket proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to Contemporary Arts Center.

 

To purchase tickets for the Fall 2013 theatrical series, call 504-208-1180 or email sales@thejoytheater.com. The Fall 2013 theatrical series includes Beatlemania Now, One Funny Mother: I’m Not Crazy, Valentine’s Burlesque, and Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas.
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The renovated historical Joy Theater is home to New Orleans’ newest theatrical series. Featuring a wide variety of national productions, the Joy has something for everyone.

Enjoy our state-of-the-art jewel-box theater, sound and light system, as well as intimate seating, providing you the best live entertainment!

The Joy Theater is conveniently located in downtown New Orleans, on Canal Street, within walking distance of the French Quarter and on the Canal Street streetcar line. Valet parking is available.

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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-5/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-5/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:07:21 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2135 Continue reading ]]> CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

LIGHTWIRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 12 – 22, 2013
Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

A portion of the ticket proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to Contemporary Arts Center.

 

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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-4/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-4/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:06:30 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2132 Continue reading ]]> CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

LIGHTWIRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 12 – 22, 2013
Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

 

A portion of the ticket proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to Contemporary Arts Center.

 

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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-3/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas-3/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:05:33 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2129 Continue reading ]]> Click here to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

LIGHTWIRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 12 – 22, 2013
Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

A portion of the ticket proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to Contemporary Arts Center.

 

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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:03:34 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2123 Continue reading ]]> SPECIAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE AT 10:00AM (NOT 2PM)

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

LIGHTWIRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 12 – 22, 2013
Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

A portion of the ticket proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding http://www.thejoytheater.com/tony-n-tinas-wedding-9/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/tony-n-tinas-wedding-9/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 03:40:06 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=2053 Continue reading ]]> Click here to purchase tickets.

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

 

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding: October 29 – November 3.
It’s a wedding. It’s a feast. It’s a show! Out of New York comes the world’s #1 Dinner Show, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.” In this hilarious interactive comedy, the audience is part of the show as “invited guests.” It all begins with a ceremony followed by a rousing reception. There’s dancing, champagne toasts, a full pasta
dinner, and a slice of the wedding cake… all provided by the Nunzio and Vitale “families.” This unique theatrical experience has won over the hearts of thousands of people, in over 100 cities worldwide, including Japan, Australia and many European cities.

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VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding: October 29 – November 3.
It’s a wedding. It’s a feast. It’s a show! Out of New York comes the world’s #1 Dinner Show, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.” In this hilarious interactive comedy, the audience is part of the show as “invited guests.” It all begins with a ceremony followed by a rousing reception. There’s dancing, champagne toasts, a full pasta
dinner, and a slice of the wedding cake… all provided by the Nunzio and Vitale “families.” This unique theatrical experience has won over the hearts of thousands of people, in over 100 cities worldwide, including Japan, Australia and many European cities.

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VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding: October 29 – November 3.
It’s a wedding. It’s a feast. It’s a show! Out of New York comes the world’s #1 Dinner Show, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.” In this hilarious interactive comedy, the audience is part of the show as “invited guests.” It all begins with a ceremony followed by a rousing reception. There’s dancing, champagne toasts, a full pasta
dinner, and a slice of the wedding cake… all provided by the Nunzio and Vitale “families.” This unique theatrical experience has won over the hearts of thousands of people, in over 100 cities worldwide, including Japan, Australia and many European cities.

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VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding: October 29 – November 3.
It’s a wedding. It’s a feast. It’s a show! Out of New York comes the world’s #1 Dinner Show, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.” In this hilarious interactive comedy, the audience is part of the show as “invited guests.” It all begins with a ceremony followed by a rousing reception. There’s dancing, champagne toasts, a full pasta
dinner, and a slice of the wedding cake… all provided by the Nunzio and Vitale “families.” This unique theatrical experience has won over the hearts of thousands of people, in over 100 cities worldwide, including Japan, Australia and many European cities.

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VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

 

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding: October 29 – November 3.
It’s a wedding. It’s a feast. It’s a show! Out of New York comes the world’s #1 Dinner Show, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.” In this hilarious interactive comedy, the audience is part of the show as “invited guests.” It all begins with a ceremony followed by a rousing reception. There’s dancing, champagne toasts, a full pasta
dinner, and a slice of the wedding cake… all provided by the Nunzio and Vitale “families.” This unique theatrical experience has won over the hearts of thousands of people, in over 100 cities worldwide, including Japan, Australia and many European cities.

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VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

 

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding: October 29 – November 3.
It’s a wedding. It’s a feast. It’s a show! Out of New York comes the world’s #1 Dinner Show, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.” In this hilarious interactive comedy, the audience is part of the show as “invited guests.” It all begins with a ceremony followed by a rousing reception. There’s dancing, champagne toasts, a full pasta
dinner, and a slice of the wedding cake… all provided by the Nunzio and Vitale “families.” This unique theatrical experience has won over the hearts of thousands of people, in over 100 cities worldwide, including Japan, Australia and many European cities.

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VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

 

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding: October 29 – November 3.
It’s a wedding. It’s a feast. It’s a show! Out of New York comes the world’s #1 Dinner Show, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.” In this hilarious interactive comedy, the audience is part of the show as “invited guests.” It all begins with a ceremony followed by a rousing reception. There’s dancing, champagne toasts, a full pasta
dinner, and a slice of the wedding cake… all provided by the Nunzio and Vitale “families.” This unique theatrical experience has won over the hearts of thousands of people, in over 100 cities worldwide, including Japan, Australia and many European cities.

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VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

 

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding: October 29 – November 3.
It’s a wedding. It’s a feast. It’s a show! Out of New York comes the world’s #1 Dinner Show, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.” In this hilarious interactive comedy, the audience is part of the show as “invited guests.” It all begins with a ceremony followed by a rousing reception. There’s dancing, champagne toasts, a full pasta
dinner, and a slice of the wedding cake… all provided by the Nunzio and Vitale “families.” This unique theatrical experience has won over the hearts of thousands of people, in over 100 cities worldwide, including Japan, Australia and many European cities.


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Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas http://www.thejoytheater.com/theater-series-lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/theater-series-lightwire-a-very-electric-christmas/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:36:06 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=1856 Continue reading ]]> CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas

VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available directly in front of the Joy Theater during events. To pre-purchase valet parking, CLICK HERE.

LIGHTWIRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 12 – 22, 2013
Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.

A portion of the ticket proceeds for Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas will be donated to Contemporary Arts Center.

 

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Theater Series: Open House Pre-Sale http://www.thejoytheater.com/theater-series-open-house-pre-sale/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/theater-series-open-house-pre-sale/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:35:49 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=1824 Continue reading ]]> You’re invited to pick your dates and seats at our open house pre-sale event!

Joy Theater announces its inaugural subscription series, complete with four national productions: Beatlemania Now, One Funny Mother: I’m Not Crazy, Valentine’s Burlesque and Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas.  

“New Orleans is a great entertainment city and we’re delighted to serve as a compliment to other theatrical options in the city.  Our intimate jewel-box theater is a great addition to the surrounding location that helps to create a New Orleans’ theater district,” said Barry Mendelson, president of Joy Productions.

The first season of Joy Theater’s theatrical series runs September through December. Each show has up to six performances per week, Thursday through Sunday. Series subscribers have the flexibility to pick their dates and seats for each theatrical production in the series with the innovative “Pick Your Dates. Pick Your Seats” plan.

“Everyone leads a busy life and can’t necessarily commit to the same day of the week for every show,” said Melissa Mezger, director of marketing of Joy Productions.  “We want to give patrons the opportunity to pick the best dates and times to fit with their schedules.”

Theatrical Series Subscription Includes: Beatlemania Now, One Funny Mother: I’m Not Crazy!, Valentine’s Burlesque and Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas.

*** Subscribers also receive pre-sale priority for Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, October 29 – November 3 ***

Click here for the Facebook event listing.

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We have come a long way! http://www.thejoytheater.com/we-have-come-a-long-way/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/we-have-come-a-long-way/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:37:10 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=1597 Continue reading ]]> The Joy Theater reopened its doors in December of 2011. They have made it through a successful year and are looking forward to continuing bringing quality events to the New Orleans area. The Joy has celebrated all forms of live entertainment including music, dance, theater, dinners, and award shows. A lot of these performances and events have had a lot to do with New Orleans and New Orleans culture and they have really shed a light on the performance community.

This theater should be commended on its transformation from a single screen film theater to the power house of entertainment it is today. Starting its career in the late 40’s and struggling through hard times it has remained a landmark and a piece of history that is still alive today. The events and performances that take place here are both relevant and exciting and should not be missed. You can always find the latest information on their events on their website or by calling in and asking for information.

The Joy doesn’t just open its doors for public performances; they have upgraded everything including their stage and all audio/visual equipment, and their seating capacity. What this means for you is giving you the capability to schedule a private banquet or special event. The Joy can host different seating arrangements, and those seating charts are also available online with all the information you’ll need to decide who you can bring and what you can do with the space. It is an inspiration to know that there is an open theater that celebrates New Orleans performance art and shares that with all of us. It is important as a community for us to know all parts of our culture, and art is no exception.
Given everything that can be said about

The Joy Theater there is no good reason to at least check out their events and see if you’re interested. You can always call for more information at (504)-528-9569. They are located at 1200 Canal Street in New Orleans and they are waiting to open their doors for you. So come join the celebration with them and get a taste of what you’ve been missing, I promise you won’t regret it and you’ll never miss it again.

The Joy Theater
1200 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

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Booking at The Joy Theater http://www.thejoytheater.com/booking-at-the-joy-theater/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/booking-at-the-joy-theater/#comments Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:09:50 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=1593 Continue reading ]]> Looking for a great place to play your next show? The Joy Theater has brand new sound and lighting equipment sure to fit your every need and they want you to perform with them! Come check out the new Joy Theater and book with them. They have a brand new face since they reopened in December of 2011. Along with brand new seating arrangements, balcony and floor seating capable of holding over 900 guests, The Joy now features a built in stage and three permanent bars so there’s room for entertainment and fun!

There is a simple form you can fill out online on their website if you’re interested. On the form are some simple questions which require a contact name and an email for general contact information so a line of communication can be opened. Of course specific information about your group must be submitted. This information includes the name of your group, band, or act as it is important for the Joy to know your name.

Equally as important, the date proposed for your performance, everything must be scheduled within what the theater has planned already. To leave a personal phone number is optional, but if you want to talk to someone rather than communicate electronically, leave it and Sandie will be in touch! And if all goes well the Joy has to know how the routes with which to promote the show!

They ask that you submit with your booking information any website link your band may have this includes: Facebook, Twitter, a personal website, or any other form of  social media you might be involved with so that you can be recognized and promoted. Last but not least on the form is a conservative estimate of your current draw, meaning how many people do you believe currently follow your act. You will be in contact with Sandie McNamara who can be reached by phone at 504.331.0722 or by email at talent@thejoytheater.com.

The Joy Theater
1200 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

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Holiday Party Booking! http://www.thejoytheater.com/holiday-party-booking/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/holiday-party-booking/#comments Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:00:33 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=1273 Continue reading ]]> The Joy Theater has transformed since the first day that it opened its doors. December marks a year since its grand reopening and they have been full blast since last year. Celebrating all sorts of New Orleans talent from music to dance to comedy to live theater it has evolved into a multipurpose venue capable of many types of gatherings. The Joy hosts banquets, private parties, and any other type of gathering that fits within capacity for the building.

It’s the holiday season and Christmas is right around the corner. Everyone has Holiday parties and everyone has to find a place to have one! Are you trying to plan a corporate party or perhaps a large gathering of family and friends? The Joy Theater is definitely an option you should check into!

The Joy Theater is accepting bookings for holiday festivities and parties. It’s been beautifully renovated and offers a unique environment in the heart of downtown New Orleans. They offer flexible floor plans, three permanent bars, food and beverage catering and of course entertainment.

You can find their floor plans online as well the various types of entertainment they have had in the past and can provide you and your guests. The contact for these private events is Sandie McNamara and she can be reached either by phone or by email. Her contact number is 504-331-0722 and her contact email is sales@thejoytheater.com.

Bottom line, The Joy Theater has all you need and more. You don’t have to bring your own food, you don’t even have to bring your own entertainment, all you have to do is make one phone call and bring people. Some of these floor plans can hold over nine hundred people so I sincerely hope you have a lot of friends.

The Joy Theater has really blossomed since it reopened in 2011 and has sought to celebrate New Orleans culture and support the growth of New Orleans arts. Throw a great party here at the Joy Theater and be a part of that growth, give your hand in that celebration and not only have a good time, but take your part in helping make something better. Call or go online today to get more information and don’t wait, Christmas is right around the corner.

The Joy Theater
1200 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-528-9569

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Joy Theater – Private Parties http://www.thejoytheater.com/joy-theater-private-parties/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/joy-theater-private-parties/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:59:01 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=956 Continue reading ]]> The Joy Theater is newly renovated with brand new spacious floor plans. Reopened in December of 2011 these new floor plans are perfect for planning your own private event or party. You can have catering, meet to discuss seating options and more. The Joy now celebrates its transformation from a single screen movie theater to a new age stage which allows for live music, dance, and even comedy shows.

The city of New Orleans is just as much about business as it is partying. This theater can accommodate both! Whether business or pleasure, they cater to all. They have flexible floor plans with balcony seating that has 250 permanent seats and the entire venue can hold up to 900 guests, 3 permanent bars, food and beverage catering and fantastic entertainment. For details and booking you should contact Sandie McNamara at 504-331-0722 or at sales@thejoytheater.com.

This has become a 10,000 square foot multi purpose venue with a brand new state of the art sound and lighting system and a built in stage. This new personality of the Joy is perfect for receptions, cocktail parties, awards, dinners, concerts, or your own productions! You can find pictures of the new design TheJoyTheater.com.

The Joy is rich with history; it opened on February 7, 1947, as a movie theater. Its opening film was Lover Come Back starring Lucille Ball and George Brent. It closed for a short time in 1978 and permanently in 2003. It was the first movie palace constructed in New Orleans following the Depression. Located on Canal Street, which for over a century has been the heart of commerce in New Orleans. This building stands as a symbol of the history of downtown New Orleans.

For travelers and natives alike, this building is full of history and has been redone with the sole purpose of being bigger and better. Celebrating New Orleans culture in the heart of downtown New Orleans, there’s no better place to catch a great glimpse of New Orleans history. This theater is rich in where it’s come from and its ability to now serve multiple purposes to serve all types of clientele. Call or message Sandie today and see what you can work out, this is definitely not an opportunity to be missed.

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Hosting an Event with The Joy Theater http://www.thejoytheater.com/hosting-an-event-with-the-joy-theater/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/hosting-an-event-with-the-joy-theater/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:55:00 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=951 Continue reading ]]> Here at the newly renovated Joy Theater dinner and a show is only a phone call away. The Joy Theater was originally designed as a single screen movie theater but has been redesigned and re-opened into a vibrant multi purpose theater equipped with three different seating plans, a maximum capacity to service up to nine hundred guests, and all sorts of live shows to entertain you and your guests. These new layouts combined with the new spectrum of possible entertainment the Joy is one of the most exciting place in the city to host your next private party or event.

The Joy Theater features a flexible seating plan on the first floor, and the balcony has two hundred and fifty permanent seats. The Joy offers both reception seating and banquet seating, having different setups and capacities to be flexible as to you and your guests needs. The reception arrangement can hold up to five hundred and fourteen guests, and the banquet seating can hold one hundred and fifty. Along with updated seating, they also offer brand new state of the art lighting and sound to better equip you and your guests with the best experience possible.

The Joy Theater is open to receptions, cocktail parties, awards, dinners, or productions, and would love to be the site of your next private party. You can view the specifications and layouts for the different seating arrangements online at the Joy’s website.

Having featured live music such as Etta James and Percy Sledge, dance shows, and live theater, it is a perfect location for a private event to share between you and your guests. The Joy Theater provides live entertainment which can be more exciting than a film. There’s something about the experience of hearing the emotion in someone’s voice, or hearing music live that is just better.

Being originally designed in the 1940′s and renovated in 2011, the Joy Theater has brought back an iconic form of “JOY” to New Orleans. The purpose of live entertainment is to draw you away from your seat and bring you into the world they’re producing, whether it is music, theater, or dance. The Joy offers a unique experience to share with you and your guests and books shows unique to New Orleans, which celebrate New Orleans culture.

Having a flexible floor plan and hosting New Orleans talent, there is no reason not to bring your next private event not only to the city of New Orleans, but right here to The Joy Theater.

If you’re an event planner, contact Sandie at 504-331-0722 or email: sales@thejoytheater.com

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Joy Theater History http://www.thejoytheater.com/joy-theater-history/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/joy-theater-history/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:19:53 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=863 Continue reading ]]> Theater in New Orleans has been around forever and has been a great source of entertainment to everyone in the city. Live theater and movie theaters have grown in popularity over generations and New Orleans has had its share of the pie.

In February of 1947 The Joy Theater was opened on the southwest corner of Canal St. and Elks Pl. It was designed by Favrot and Reed architects and completed in 1946. It is an 11,000 sq. ft. building encompassing about 8,500 square feet of auditorium and 2,500 sq.ft. at the upper levels.

It was first a movie palace designed around optimism and economic expansion of post war America. For over a century Canal Street has been a center of commerce in New Orleans and over that century Canal St. and the Joy have grown.

Today the Joy Theater has been rebuilt and completely redone. Reopened in December 2011 the theater is now equipped for live theater and a lot more guests. The Joy now knows how to throw a party with banquet seating available and arrangements capable of handling up to almost 1,000 guests for any type of event you can fit comfortably. They also host all kinds of entertainment now including live theater, live music, comedy shows, and even dance shows.

This theater has come a long way from a single screen film theater to offer the city of New Orleans real exciting entertainment on a higher scale. They also like to book true New Orleans talent to help promote local artists and really embrace true New Orleans culture and help celebrate where the city has come from and represent where it’s going.

From meager beginning, to miraculous rebirths, today the Joy Theater has walked a tough road. But they are doing everything they can to make sure that they are supported by a great event schedule, flexibility for their guests, and reasonable prices to attract everyone to their new routine. This theater has come a long way to ensure that a classic theater from New Orleans can stay alive and thrive in a new age. Don’t forget to check the schedule online and call to reserve for a group or a private event today.

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Hosting an Event with The Joy http://www.thejoytheater.com/hosting-and-event-with-the-joy/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/hosting-and-event-with-the-joy/#comments Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:32:21 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=838 Continue reading ]]> Have you ever wanted to have dinner and a show? Here at the newly renovated Joy Theater, that and more is only a phone call away. The Joy Theater was originally designed as a single screen movie theater but has been redesigned and reopened into a vibrant multipurpose theater equipped with three different seating plans, a maximum capacity to service up to nine hundred guests, and all sorts of live shows to entertain you and your guests.

The Joy Theater features a state of the art sound and lighting system, new stage, dressing rooms and a flexible seating plan all on the first floor, and the balcony has two hundred and fifty permanent seats.

They are open to receptions, cocktail parties, awards, dinners, or productions, and would love to be the site of your next private party. You can view the specifications and layouts for the different seating arrangements online at the Joy’s website.

The Joy offers both reception seating and banquet seating, having different set ups and capacities as far as your guests are concerned. The reception arrangement can hold up to five hundred and fourteen guests, and the banquet seating can hold one hundred and fifty.

Having featured live music such as Etta James and Percy Sledge, dance shows, and live theater, it is a perfect location for a private event to share between you and your guests. The Joy Theater helps you host a perspective of the city that doesn’t involve copious amounts of alcohol or deafening music, dare it be said that it’s a slightly more sophisticated way to entertain than a standard night on Bourbon St.

Being originally designed in the 1940′s and renovated in 2011, the Joy Theater has brought back an iconic form of “JOY” to New Orleans. There aren’t many feelings better than being lost in live performance, whether it is music, theater, or dance. The Joy offers a unique experience to share with you and your guests and books shows unique to New Orleans, and some developed and which celebrate New Orleans culture.

Having a flexible floor plan and hosting New Orleans talent, there is no reason not to bring your next private event not only to the city of New Orleans, but right here to The Joy Theater.

If you’re an event planner, contact Sandie at 504-331-0722 or email: sales@thejoytheater.com

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What We’ve Been Up To! http://www.thejoytheater.com/what-weve-been-up-to/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/what-weve-been-up-to/#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:05:26 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=828 Continue reading ]]> If you think New Orleans is all about food and music, you’re dead wrong. Here in the city we want you to leave us entertained, and we are willing to die trying. Located at 1200 Canal Street in New Orleans is The Joy Theater, a wonderful place that has evolved from a simple movie theater in 1947 to a multipurpose venue in December 2011.

It was the first movie palace after the depression era, with its first screening of Lover Came Back featuring Lucille Ball. The Joy Theater now offers live music, comedy shows, dance performances, and live theater. If you’re not a native or if you have yet to hear about The Joy Theater we are going to take a look at some of the events they have had to see what might tickle your fancy.

In the past, the theater has had Irma Thomas, a Grammy award winning singer from New Orleans. Also, the Soul Rebels, a seven-piece ensemble mixing the sounds of Mardi Gras funk, soft rock, and reggae.

Live theater has graced the Joy as Glitz took the stage in January; Glitz is a stage production that celebrates the art of female impersonation. Let’s say you prefer the beauty and finesse of dance, the Joy has had two dance presentations: Rick Delaup Presents: The Queens of Burlesque and City of Hope: NOLA Cares.

Although the Joy offers a main-stream variety of shows, since their reopening in December 2011, they’ve had mostly live music: Percy Sledge known for “When a Man Loves a Woman” in January, Cowboy Mouth, who is New Orleans rock and roll, the Little River Band having a modest beginning in Australia sought to conquer the world via America and got a little piece of New Orleans here at the Joy Theater, and much more.

Since December 2011, The Joy Theater has had an array of big hitting acts to liven up New Orleans night life. Here at the theater, they understand that New Orleans isn’t always all about loud nights and morning headaches, and they are here to help. The Joy Theater is yet another wonderful place in the city to bring you and a group of people. Spanning an amazing 10,000 square foot venue, the theater is able to hold up to nine hundred guests. The theater is available for receptions, parties, dinner, or productions. You can view photos of the facility on the theaters website.

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Theater Technology http://www.thejoytheater.com/theater-technology/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/theater-technology/#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:47:49 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=822 Continue reading ]]> The Joy Theater originally opened in 1947 at 1200 Canal St. It has approximately 8,500 square feet of auditorium at the main level and another 2,500 square feet for balcony seating. It was designed by Favrot and Reed Architects and was originally used as a single screen movie theater. It was the first movie palace in New Orleans following the Depression.

New Orleans has always been a city of entertainment and wonder and The Joy Theater was built in the country’s peak of movie attendance for the time. Settled on the corner of Canal St. and Elks Place there was no missing it and today with it’s upgraded tech specs and face life. There’s no need to miss it today.

Standing today, re-opened and back in business, The Joy Theater now comfortably can accommodate 900 guests. If you visit their website (http://www.thejoytheater.com/) you will find that the theater has itself broken down for banquet seating, reception seating, and of course, the theater seating. So, you can see they can handle anything thrown at them.

Brought to the modern day, The Joy Theater is still a standalone building with a fixed stage, but features three permanent bars and flexible floor plans. However, it isn’t just atmosphere the new Joy Theater brings to the table; they also have a completely updated audio/visual system! From speakers that will blow your mind to 42”-70” LCD TV screens The Joy Theater has a very intriguing system that will leave you satisfied. Do not forget lighting, any good stage needs appropriate lighting and The Joy Theater has 95 lighting fixtures, that’s at least one for every ten quests they can bring in.

If you want a blast from the past, The Joy Theater has plenty of pictures from the days of old on their website, but who would not want to have a refreshing evening of live music or stage play in this beautiful new theater. Lights, camera, action, The Joy Theater has it all and having only reopened in December of 2011, they are dying to share it with you. Don’t forget you can find the Joy Theater on Twitter and Facebook, where you can find others’ reviews and of course once you set foot in the theater yourself, share it with the rest of the world.

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Location, Location, Location! http://www.thejoytheater.com/location-location-location/ http://www.thejoytheater.com/location-location-location/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:44:19 +0000 http://www.thejoytheater.com/?p=803 Continue reading ]]> In New Orleans we have everything from the French Market to major retail to satisfy your shopping needs. For more than a century, Canal Street was a main stopping point for shopping in New Orleans. Local stores and well-known retailers including Maison Blanche, Rubenstein’s, and Werlien’s Music were major stops and dazzled natives and tourists alike. New Orleans has always been a center for opera, theater and concerts hosting such venues as the Varieties Theater which later became the Grand Opera House. Movie palaces were centered on the intersection with Rampart Street, where the neon marquees of many, including the Joy, cast multicolored light onto sidewalks.

The Joy Theater opened February 7, 1947 as a movie theater, located on the corner of Canal St. and Elks Place at 1200 Canal St. It was designed by Favrot and Reed Architects and is one of the few remaining examples of the post-war movie palace. Canal St. has been a booming location for commerce in New Orleans for well over a hundred years.

Reopened in December of 2011 the Joy Theater now serves as a multipurpose entertainment venue completely recast and ready to serve New Orleans. Everything about the Joy is new and exciting, and coming from being a single screen movie palace to now hosting live music, comedy shows, and live theater. It has so much more to offer the exciting and always growing community of New Orleans. Canal St. today hosts so much more than just shops including: The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, The Saint Hotel, the rehabilitated Joy Theater, and the Astor Crowne Plaza. Prize hotels only add to the richness of New Orleans style and being expertly located, serve New Orleans tourism on a silver platter. Entertainment, food, drinks, people, and the unique culture of the city, everything you could want, are within walking distance

One of the main points of entertainment on Canal St., the Joy Theater, is certainly doing what it can to keep up with the times. Having closed permanently in 2003 it has been reintroduced! To quote The Joy’s website, “This ain’t your Grandparent’s move theater. Hell, it ain’t even a movie theater.”

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