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Introducing the 2017-2018 Broadway Season!
Posted on August 19, 2017

Announcing the 2017-18 Season of Broadway in Baton Rouge

and exciting new improvements to our Theater for the Performing Arts!




Baton Rouge, LA The Baton Rouge River Center Theatre and Jam Theatricals are proud to announce the Broadway in Baton Rouge 2017-18 Season! The season includes Buddy the Buddy Holly Story, The Wizard of Oz, and The Illusionists – Live from Broadway.

Subscriptions to this exciting season are on sale now! Subscriber benefits include guaranteed same great seats to all season shows, as well as the chance to renew those seats from year to year. Subscribers also receive additional ticket discounts and the chance to purchase tickets to added shows before the general public. Tickets are received by mail to avoid box office lines and lost ticket insurance is included at no charge. For more information on becoming a subscriber to the Broadway in Baton Rouge 2017-18 Season, please visit the box office,, or call 225-389-3093.

Offered this season is a 3-Show Subscription Series, which includes Buddy the Buddy Holly Story, The Wizard of Oz, and The Illusionists – Live from Broadway. Prices range from $125- $200 based on seating choice.

The Broadway Season Announcement follows the City’s recent press release of $18.1 Million in upgrades and refurbishments to the Performing Arts Theater.  The planned refurbishments will greatly improve the overall theater experience with expanded lobby, guest services, and improved seats and aisles, with work scheduled to begin in Summer 2018.

Jam Theatricals ( and The Raising Cane’s River Center proudly present the 2017-18 season of Broadway in Baton Rouge. Stay updated on all Broadway in Baton Rouge announcements by following the series on Twitter (@BwayBatonRouge) and Facebook (


Jam Theatricals (Presenter) is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America. Under the direction of co-founders Arny Granat and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in 30 cities where they strive to bring the best of Broadway to the communities served. Current presentations include some of Broadway’ biggest blockbusters: Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera and many more. Jam Theatricals and its principals have produced nearly 50 shows on Broadway and are the recipients of nine Tony Awards® for producing Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Revival of a Play, 2005), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Best Musical, 2005), The History Boys (Best Play, 2006), August: Osage County (Best Play, 2008), Hair (Best Revival of a Musical, 2009), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Best Revival of a Play, 2013), All The Way (Best Play, 2014), Fun Home (Best Musical, 2015) and The Color Purple (Best Revival of a Musical, 2016). For more information, please visit


More About the 2017-18 Season of Broadway in Baton Rouge!



Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Now in its 27th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences around the world. Viewed by more than 22 million people worldwide, Buddy opened in London’s West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; winning numerous awards along the way.  Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, That’ll Be The Day, Not Fade Away, Oh Boy, Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba, The Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and many more! This show is just Peggy Sue-perb.



Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM


There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Baton Rouge! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage



Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM


This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.  THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAYTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.  This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

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