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Justin M. Blanchard

Musical Director

Justin earned his bachelor’s degree in vocal music education from Loyola University New Orleans. Upon graduating from high school, Justin began his career as a music director for theaters in the New Orleans area, music directing shows such as “Grease”, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid”, “The Wiz”, and “The SpongeBob Musical”. During his college residency, he had several opportunities to perform with Nee Orleans Opera in productions of Verdi’s “La Traviata”, Gounod’s “Faust”, and Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci”, to name a few, as well as numerous masterworks with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Justin was most recently seen conducting the pit orchestra for “Mamma Mia!” with Destrehan Theater and will be music directing/conducting a local production of “Newsies” in June 2024.

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