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Performing Arts Center to present A Night in Old New Orleans

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present A Night in Old New Orleans Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The show reunites the stars of One Mo’ Time, the off-Broadway hit musical that ran for over three years at New York’s Village Gate.

Tickets for A Night in Old New Orleans are $25-$35 and are discounted for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 706-542-4400.

A Night in Old New Orleans features clarinetist Orange Kellin and song-and-dance man Vernel Bagneris along with other talented New Orleans musicians who bring to life the Big Easy sounds of yesteryear.

Kellin has a long and illustrious career as a musician, arranger and music director. He has performed and recorded with many musicians, most notably accompanying Louis Armstrong at Satchmo’s 70th birthday concert at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1970. He also played on the Oscar-nominated soundtrack and appeared in the film Pretty Baby.

Bagneris is an Obie and Outer Critics Circle award-winning singer, dancer and actor. He appeared in the film Pennies From Heaven with Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters, and he choreographed and acted in the Oscar-winning Ray with Jamie Foxx.

Joining Kellin and Bagneris will be pianist and singer Steve Pistorius and drummer Walter Harris, both veterans of the New Orleans traditional jazz scene and regulars at Preservation Hall.