AcA Performances

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Upcoming Live Performances
AllStars, Concert, Performance

Matthew Whitaker, presented by IBERIABANK

Time: Saturday, January 25, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm /
Blind since birth, Whitaker is a 18-year-old world-renowned pianist and organist. A protege of Stevie Wonder, he first played the Apollo Theater at age 10.
Dance, Performance, Spotlight

Flex Ave.

Time: Thursday, January 30, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About FLEX AVE is the new creation of dance pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray. Set to a continuous mix of reggae, hip hop and pop music, FLEX AVE. features 10 of the best Flexn dancers, all hailing from Brooklyn, NY. FLEX AVE. features group choreography as well as solo improvisational works and dance battles.  Characterized […]
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Gershwin, Porgy & Bess

Time: Saturday, February 1, 202012:00 pm - 3:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian […]
Concert, Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Steve Riley’s International Accordion Kings

Time: Friday, February 7, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
Louisiana Crossroads presents a musical journey through different accordion styles and cultures featuring top accordionists from around the world.
Performance, Spotlight, Theater

The Improv Rumble 2020

Time: Saturday, February 8, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About The Improv Rumble will pit teams of improvisers against one another in an all-out brawl. Everything’s made up, but YOUR VOTES REALLY COUNT. Who will go home the victor? The answer depends on YOU. Audience members will vote on their favorite performances to determine a team winner. Voting will take place via interactive fun […]
AllStars, Concert, Performance

An Evening with Judy Collins, presented by Louisiana Lottery

Time: Tuesday, February 18, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Heymann Performing Arts Center
The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Judy Collins is best known for her soothing vocals and seamless guitar playing, the folk, country, and rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter boasts an iconic 55-album body of work, including numerous gold and platinum […]
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Handel, Agrippina

Time: Saturday, February 29, 202012:00 pm - 3:45 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The […]
AllStars, Concert, Performance

Aaron Diehl Trio

Time: Friday, March 6, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devnin Moncus Theatre
About A 32-year-old classically trained pianist and composer, Aaron Diehl has made an indelible mark on the jazz world over the last 15 years. While showing a rare affinity for early jazz and mid-20th century “third-stream” music, his latest evolution comes as he begins to tackle modern classical works. Having performed Gershwin with the New […]
Cane Fire Film Series, Film, Performance, Spotlight

Don’t Be a Dick About It

Time: Monday, March 9, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Presented by Cane Fire Films A Film By Ben Mullinkosson About Growing up in a loving home with their parents, brothers Peter and Matthew are crazy about each other—but also constantly at each other’s throats. Displaying their individual idiosyncrasies—Peter is obsessed with the TV show Survivor, and reenacts the elimination rounds every day in an […]
AcA NXT, Performance

Scott Mulvahill, ft. The Rayo Brothers

Time: Tuesday, March 10, 20207:30 pm - 10:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
For the past decade, Scott Mulvahill has left his unique mark on the intersecting worlds of Americana, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock & roll, and roots music.
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Wagner, Der Fliegende Holländer

Time: Saturday, March 14, 202012:00 pm - 2:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About Der Fliegende Holländer is the earliest of Wagner’s operatic creations to remain in the repertory. The two lead roles represent archetypes to which the composer would return, in one form or another, in most of his later works: the “otherworldly stranger” and the woman who sacrifices herself for his salvation. The work’s unearthly ambience is […]
Concert, Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

The Instrumental Legacy of Dr. Tommy Comeaux

Time: Friday, April 3, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About An exploration of Dr. Tommy Comeaux’s legacy as a musician, instrument collector, and inspiration for the Traditional Music Program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette- this concert will coincide with the release of a new UL Press book based on his famed collection of vintage stringed instruments. Sonny Landreth and many more of […]
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Puccini, Tosca

Time: Saturday, April 11, 202012:00 pm - 3:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Critics, for their part, have often had problems with Tosca’s rather grungy subject matter, the directness and intensity of its score, and the crowd-pleasing dramatic opportunities it provides for its lead […]
AllStars, Concert, Performance


Time: Friday, April 17, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on […]
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Donizetti, Maria Stuarda

Time: Saturday, May 9, 202012:00 pm - 3:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About A searingly dramatic setting of Friedrich Schiller’s play about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her political and personal rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I of England, Maria Stuarda had a troubled genesis, despite its musical and theatrical brilliance, and only recently achieved a place in the repertory. These two fearsome rivals embody different perceptions of […]
AllStars, Concert, Performance

The Allman Betts Band

Time: Friday, May 15, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About The sons of Gregg Allman (Devon Allman) and Dickey Betts (Duane Betts) have joined forces to form The Allman Betts Band. They kicked off their World Tour on March 27, 2019 and sold out twelve of their first eighteen shows.  The show features new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers […]
Concert, Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Honoring the Life of Jillian Johnson

Time: Friday, June 5, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About Lost to the world in the tragic Grand Theater shooting in Lafayette in July 2015, Jillian Johnson’s creative work was invaluable to our community- she had a way of making everything she did beautiful, unique, and special. From her music to her art, her home and neighborhood, and co-founding Parish Ink and Red Arrow […]

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