September 1, 2021

Sarah McCall has been the Director of Production for the New Orleans Opera for six years. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company continued to produce opera–both filmed and live. This fall, a full season of live opera will return to the Mahalia Jackson Theatre and other venues around town.

When not overseeing the moving parts and details involved in producing an opera, she and her husband, Grant, enjoy exploring the city with their three children Adrian, four, and twins, John and Caroline, two. 

Lunch Date 

My husband and I love the convenience of a lunch date rather than a full evening out–no need for a babysitter, no late nights (our kids are early risers!), no reservations needed. Most recently, we enjoyed an amazing lunch at Saba on Magazine Street.

Saba, 5757 Magazine St., eatwithsaba.com

Explore

I lived in New Orleans for years before I learned about Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. It's hard to believe that such a quiet, secluded wilderness is so close to the city. We love hiking there with our kids and looking for alligators. 

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, nps.gov/jela/index.htm

Music

During the pandemic, I missed making music with the New Orleans Civic Symphony. I have been playing in this community orchestra for more than 10 years. I am excited to reunite with them this fall.

New Orleans Civic Symphony, neworleanscivicsymphony.org

Style

Michelle Bryan at Glenda's Cuttin' Loose on Maple Street has been cutting my hair for many years. When my oldest son was ready for his first haircut, she was the obvious choice. She's the official stylist for the whole family now. 

Glenda's Cuttin' Loose, 7927 Maple St., cuttinloosenola.com

Fun

We became members of the Audubon Nature Institute this year. We have enjoyed countless trips to the zoo. Monkey Hill is always one of our favorite stops. 

Audubon Nature Institute, audubonnatureinstitute.org

Join Our Playdate

Get our parenting e-newsletter and they won’t run with scissors.





Latest NOLA family-friendly stuff


Special needs in NOLA