Magical Musical Carnival showcases NOCCA student talent

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The NOCCA Musical Theatre Division presents the Broadway classic Carnival!, featuring an outstanding student cast from across the region. NOCCA invites the public to performances nightly, March 20-23, 7 p.m., with an additional matinee Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m., in the Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans-70117.

This will surely be a sell-out; purchase tickets now by visiting as general seating is $15.

A fairytale of simplicity and compassion, Carnival! continues to grace stages and bring smiles to audiences worldwide. Premiering in 1961, this Merrill and Merritt musical is based on the 1950's film Lili. Audience members will be taken on a journey, as they are invited under the circus tents by the traveling troupe of Carnival!.

Featured in the talented cast of NOCCA area students:

Nicholas Costello, Dutchtown; Charis Gullage, St. Charles Parish; Madison Levy, Dutchtown; Elizabeth Olah, East Ascension; Austin Pecot, St. Charles Parish; and, Mary Catherine Pintado, St. Charles Parish.

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