Gospel musical Shout! opens May 23

New Venture Theatre continues its 2013 season with Shout! a Gospel musical directed by Greg Williams Jr. SHOUT! is a gospel musical revue that takes you on a journey throughout the life of gospel music, dating back to the times of slavery. It displays the birth of the genre and how has been reborn through … Continue reading

Theatre group lands rights to ‘The Color Purple’

BATON ROUGE–After approximately five years of calling HARPO Studios for the rights to produce “The Color Purple Musical” in Baton Rouge, New Venture Theatre founding managing artistic director Greg Williams Jr. has the chance. HARPO finally called back with the green light for “The Color Purple Musical” in September 2011, which left Williams and his … Continue reading

‘What you believe’ comes to New Venture

New Venture Theatre continues its 2012 season with “What You Believe,” a theatrical story of dance written by Baton Rouge natives Avery Wilson and Greg Williams Jr. The one-day performance and will be March 17, 2pm and 7:30pm, at the Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Narrated by two main characters of instrumental sound and … Continue reading

Wilson’s work, ‘FENCES’, reborn in three-night performance

August Wilson’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize play, FENCES comes to Baton Rouge’s Indepencence Park Theatre, Feb. 10-12. A production of New Venture Theatre, this sensational drama brings Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a Black man from the major leagues … Continue reading

New Venture brings award-winning ‘For Colored Girls’ to Baton Rouge stage

Baton Rouge’s newest theatre group opens 2012 season with Obie and Tony Award-winning play FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/ WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF by Ntozake Shange. New Venture Theatre’s director Dorrian Wilson and choreographer Brian Jordan  will bring Shange’s poetry to the Independence Park Theatre, Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 7:30pm.  The … Continue reading