A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18

  • NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS: 12:45 p.m., The Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. A Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre production. For boys and girls 8-12. (225) 767-5814.
  • AN EVENING OF DANCE: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Presented by Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet. $30, adults; $20, students/seniors/military. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • CRAZY FOR YOU: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Musical production featuring music/lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. $27, individuals; $22, BRLT members. http://www.brlt.org.
  • WOMEN’S LITERARY GROUP READING: 4-6 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Local women writers reading from original essays, fiction and poetry. (225) 753-4226.
  • THE ABDUCTION OF MOTHER GOOSE: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. A New Venture Theatre production. $20, ages 13 and older; $12, ages 12 and younger. (225) 216-0660 or http://www.newventuretheatre.com.
  • ROSE: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Olympia Dukakis reprises her Broadway role as Rose, examining her life events, which include escaping Nazis, emigration to U.S., and travels to Israel. $60-$90. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • LSU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater, LSU campus. Tickets available at the LSU Union Theater box office. (225) 578-5128.
  • MUSICAL WINDOW TO THE WORLD: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd. The second annual Peace Day concert to benefit the Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center. (225) 756-4123.
  • LSU WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater. $18.
  • ROSE: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Olympia Dukakis reprises her Broadway role as Rose, examining her life events, which include escaping Nazis, emigration to U.S., and travels to Israel. $60-$90. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • COPENHAGEN: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music & Dramatic Arts Building, LSU. Performance as part of SciArt, LSU Theatre’s new conversation series where art meets science. $10. (225) 578-4174.
  • MUSIC AT MID-DAY: noon, fourth floor terrace, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Lunchtime concert. Free.
  • RIVER CITY JAZZ MASTERS SERIES: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring the McCoy Tyner Quartet. $25-$45. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • COPENHAGEN: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music & Dramatic Arts Building, LSU. Performance as part of SciArt, LSU Theatre’s new conversation series where art meets science. $10. (225) 578-4174.
  • SHAPESHIFTER: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building. Presented by LSU Theatre. Pay-what-you-can preview opening. http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT SERIES: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Julio and Cesar perform. $8, adults; $3, children under 12.
  • CRAZY FOR YOU 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Musical production featuring music/lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. $27, individuals; $22, BRLT members. http://www.brlt.org.
  • THE ABDUCTION OF MOTHER GOOSE: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. A New Venture Theatre production. $20, ages 13 and older; $12, ages 12 and younger. (225) 216-0660 or http://www.newventuretheatre.com.
  • SHAPESHIFTER: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building. Sneak preview, $12. http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre. $25-$55. An opening night dinner gala at 5 p.m. at Stroube’s Chophouse, 107 Third St. $45 per person. (225) 383-0500. http://www.brso.org.
  • COPENHAGEN: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music & Dramatic Arts Building, LSU. Performance as part of SciArt, LSU Theatre’s new conversation series where art meets science. $10. (225) 578-4174.
  • CRAZY FOR YOU 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Musical production featuring music/lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. $27, individuals; $22, BRLT members. http://www.brlt.org.
  • THE ABDUCTION OF MOTHER GOOSE: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. A New Venture Theatre production. $20, ages 13 and older; $12, ages 12 and younger. (225) 216-0660 or http://www.newventuretheatre.com.
  • CHRISTOPHER O’RILEY CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. $28.
  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Interactive program for young children and their families.
  • CRAZY FOR YOU 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Musical production featuring music/lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. $27, individuals; $22, BRLT members. http://www.brlt.org.
  • THE ABDUCTION OF MOTHER GOOSE: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. A New Venture Theatre production. $20, ages 13 and older; $12, ages 12 and younger. (225) 216-0660 or http://www.newventuretheatre.com.
  • JAZZ HARP ACADEMY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. $15.