May 8 — May 26

World Premiere


Written by & starring Troi Bechet

Directed by Richon May

New Orleans’ own Troi Bechet brings a legend to life in this new celebration of the Queen of Gospel. From her early days in a shotgun shack in New Orleans to her international success as a singer and civil rights leader, Mahalia Jackson journeyed in faith and courage. An evening of story and song illuminates the struggles and triumphs of this home-grown American icon.


Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered  by the Arts Council New Orleans, and by a grant from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

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Bechet is "intense, incandescent."

—The New Orleans Advocate


Public on-sale date: Tuesday, February 19

Subscriber booking begins Tuesday, February 5! Subscribers can contact the box office to choose your preferred performance date at 504-522-6545 or