Tickets are in ample supply
When I spent time there, culture in New Orleans was always more rooted in the Mardi Gras than the performing arts. My but how times have changed. Notwithstanding the devastation of Katrina, music, theatre and dance is very much alive here.
The Arts Council of New Orleans has a great online email ticket offer program called NOLA FunSavers, and has already offered everything from The Nutcracker to Puccini's Il Trittico. You can learn more on their website.
Arts Council of New Orleans