About Us

 

Impresario's Choice is a non-profit arts organization that presented "Broadway in Monroe" in Monroe, Louisiana, for over a decade. Its mission is to expand the arts audiences, both in number and diversity. Created in 1997 by its founder and artistic director Dr. Raymond Poliquit, Impresario's Choice was awarded the Louisiana Governor's Arts Award for the promotion of arts in 2004. The group created the "Silent Seats Program" that allowed deserving students, seniors and people with disabilities to enjoy an evening of high quality live theatre who otherwise they will be unable to attend. Talk back with Artists, Pre-performance Workshops, Cast Receptions, Book Talks, Master Classes, Teacher's Trainings and Artist Residencies were components of its educational outreach. Over 7,000 recipients had participated since its inception in 1998. It was recently reincarnated to its current form as an arts presenter in New Orleans, Louisiana, with "Tuesdays in July" in 2015, a summer concert series in collaboration with St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church.

"Impresario's Choice On Broadway" is a New Orleans based Broadway production company created in 2004 by Dr. Raymond Poliquit (New Orleans, LA) and his partners Dr. Jeanette Tan (El Paso, TX) and Dr. Mariano Tolentino (Bloomington, IL). After nine Broadway, two Off-Broadway, one West End, two National Touring and one Regional productions, its productions won nine Tony Awards so far. Its current Broadway investment is "Dear Evan Hansen" playing to rave reviews and sold-out audiences since December 2016 at Music Box Theatre in New York City.

 

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Past Investments

 

Broadway: La Cage aux Folles (2 Tonys); Chita Rivera, The Dancer's Life; The Drowsy Chaperone (5 Tonys); The Little Dog Laughed (1 Tony); High Fidelity; Talk Radio; West Side Story (1 Tony), Ragtime, It Shoulda Been You.

Off-Broadway: Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn (Associate Producer); Vanities.

West End: The Drowsy Chaperone.

National Tour: The Drowsy Chaperone, West Side Story.

Regional: Frank Wildhorn's For the Glory, the Civil War Musical At Gattysburg.

Eleven Season of National Touring Broadway Productions at the Monroe Civic Center in Louisiana:

1998-1999

Cirque Ingenieux
Beehive

 

1999-2000

Victor/Victoria
Showboat
Mahalia, The Gospel Musical
Annie

 

2001-2002

Footloose
Jekyll & Hyde
Unforgettable, The Nat King Cole Story
Chicago

 

2001-2002

My Fair Lady
Our Sinatra
Titanic
Ragtime

 

2002-2003

Cabaret
Cinderella
Ain't Misbehavin'
South Pacific

 

2003-2004

The Sound of Music
Black to Broadway
Titanic, The Musical
Cats

 

2004-2005

Fiddler on the Roof
Broadway, The Big Band Years
Grease
Miss Saigon
Blue's Clues LIVE!

 

2005-2006

Oklahoma
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Sing! Sing! Sing!
42nd Street
Dora The Explorer LIVE!

 

2006-2007

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jesus Christ Superstar
Torme sings Torme
I Can't Stop Loving You
Thomas and Friends LIVE!

 

2007-2008
10th Anniversary Season

Cats
Cirque Dreams - Jungle Fantasy
The Producers
Lord of the Dance
Forever Tango
Stomp
Go Diego Go LIVE!

 

2008-2009

Chicago
Hairspray

 

2010

Nickelodeon's Storytime LIVE!

 

2015

Tuesdays In July

Valerie Anne Jones Francis (Spinto Soprano)
Imani Sarai Francis (Soprano)
Dr. Wilfred Delphin (Piano)
Ila Rondeau (Viola)
Swingaroux (NOLA Big Band)
Jackson Ramsey (Banjo)

 

2016

Tuesdays In July

Breno Seifert (Piano)
Shingisai Suluma (African Gospel Singer)
David Doucet (Cajun Guitarist)
Hector Gallardo and his Cuban Jazz Trio

 

 

Contact

 

Raymond Poliquit
Artistic Director

Mailing Address:
220 Moss Bayou Ln.
Kenner, La. 70065

Phone: (318) 855-9270

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