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Upcoming Jefferson Parish Arts Society Events

Pasta and Puccini, October 29th

Join the Jefferson Parish Arts Society (JPAS) for it’s 21st annual Pasta & Puccini Fundraising Gala at the Marriott Hotel on Saturday October 29th from 6:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. The event is known for its great food and as well as entertainment. This year’s gala will feature the JPAS Orchestra and stars of the JPAS 39th Season and its 7th Theatre Kids! Competition Team.

For tickets or more information, contact JPAS Director of Development Valerie Hart at or 885-2000, extension 212.

Funny Girl, November 4th-13th

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

The greatest star, the ultimate people person…. the story of beloved comedienne Fanny Brice begins with her irrepressible youth in New York’s Lower East Side, where the stage-struck teenager clowns her way through burlesque and vaudeville with dreams of making it big, despite the discouragement of her friends and neighbors who tell her that she isn’t pretty enough for the stage.  After meeting Nick Arnstein, a handsome and charismatic gambling man with a gentle side, Fanny immediately falls in love. And with her big break in the Ziegfeld Follies on the horizon, the stardom she has always longed for is within her grasp. Her only problem… the elusive Nick Arnstein, ignorant of her affection, is always leaving town on some “business” venture. A triumphant story of starry success and a bittersweet story of love, Jule Styne and Bob Merrill’s Funny Girl is a musical theatre classic which celebrates the exuberant and elegant flavor of Broadway in the 1910s and 20s and the comic genius of Fanny Brice. Featuring such beloved songs as “People,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” and “Sadie, Sadie.”

For ticket information, visit, or call 885-2000.

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