Orpheus Goes Back to Its '90s Roots with Your Favorite Boy Band Stars
On Lundi Gras, Monday, Feb. 20, the Krewe of Orpheus will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a parade followed by Orpheuscapade – the biggest dance party of Mardi Gras!
The 2023 parade theme, Dark Dictums of Childhood, will roll Uptown with a procession of 42 floats, 1,500 members and 30 marching units led by Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Darren Criss, and international pop idol Joey Fatone as monarchs. Fatone will head the post parade gala, Orpheuscapade, which is open to the public.
Criss rose to fame starring on the television series “Glee.” He also received Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his role as Andrew Cunanan in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
A member the famous boy band *NSYNC, Fatone has gone on to find success as an actor, host, Broadway star, voice-over artist, dancer and media personality.
Joining Fatone and Criss in the parade and at Orpheuscapade will be a tribute to the 90s – A Boy Band Mardi Gras. The impressive lineup includes boy band members Jeff Timmons, Drew Lachey and Justin Jeffre of 98 Degrees, Erik-Michael Estrada of O-Town, Jamie Jones of All-4-One and Ryan Cabrera.
Orpheuscapade performers will also include Orpheus beloved Party Crashers, and local favorites The Mixed Nuts, Sugar Shaker, The Best: A Tribute to Tina Turner, along with homages to Britney Spears and Taylor Swift.
For more information about the Krewe of Orpheus or to purchase tickets to Orpheuscapade, kreweoforpheus.com.