New Orleans Stages Calendar, April 21-27, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by NOCCA -- 'Crazy for You' hits the boards at New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Freda Lupin Memorial Hall. The school’s musical theater department presents George and Ira Gershwin’s 'new musical,' from New York City to Deadwood, Nevada, this all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza recreates the original Broadway choreography with student performers from across the region. Local professional Janet Shea returns to NOCCA as guest director. 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans$15. nocca.com.

OPENING THIS WEEK

  • “HAUS OF MAYHEM”: Opening 10:30 p.m. Friday, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. “Heaux and Hausewife: Jazz Fest Edition” will be the burlesque show with Nikki LeVillain. $15. (504) 264-1191. thetheatreatstclaude.com.
  • “THE VINCENT VILE SHOW — EPISODE ONE, AN UNLIKELY SHUT IN”: Opening 8 p.m. Saturday, Castillo Blanco Art Studios, 4321 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Most Monster presents this episodic theatrical series of a wayward anti-hero facing life after a nuclear holocaust has wiped out civilization and an inter-dimensional time portal has trapped him in his apartment. Vincent Vile showcases highly-expressionistic set design, puppetry, and projection mapping, and provides the audience with an immersive performance experience. $10. mostmonsterproductions.com/vincent-vile-show

NOW PLAYING

  • “CRAZY FOR YOU”: 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday; Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. The school’s musical theater department presents George and Ira Gershwin’s “new musical.” From New York City to Deadwood, Nevada, this all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza recreates the original Broadway choreography with student performers from across the region. Local professional Janet Shea returns to NOCCA as guest director. $15. nocca.com.

“INSOMNIA CAFE (A NEW PLAY)”: 8 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, PLAYHOUSE NOLA, 3214 BURGUNDY ST., NEW ORLEANS. SEE ’EM ON STAGE PRESENTS A DARK COMEDY ABOUT CRAZED FANS OF THE CLASSIC ’90S SITCOM “FRIENDS” GOING TO EXTREMES TO LIVE A CARBON-COPY OF THE SHOW, EVEN KIDNAPPING A CHANDLER LOOK-ALIKE TO LIVE OUT THEIR BIGGEST FANTASY AND SUSTAIN A FRIENDS-SHIP. $13.65. (504) 250-6483. SEOSAPRODUCTIONCOMPANY.COM.

“THE LITTLE MERMAID”: 8 P.M. FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, 2 P.M. SUNDAYS, THROUGH MAY 7; CUTTING EDGE THEATRE, 767 ROBERT BLVD., SLIDELL. BASED ON THE DISNEY MOVIE, ARIEL GIVES UP HER VOICE TO URSULA THE SEA WITCH IN EXCHANGE FOR LEGS TO WOO PRINCE ERIC. $22 AND UP. (985) 649-3727. CUTTINGEDGETHEATER.COM.

  • “MY WAY — A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Saturdays, 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show Sundays, through May 1; BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. This review of an American icon features more than 30 of Sinatra’s most famous songs performed by a quartet accompanied by the Museum’s Victory Trio. Dining from The American Sector Restaurant + Bar. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. nationalww2museum.org.
  • “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday , 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. Harper Lee’s classic tale of racism and justice in Alabama in the 1930s. $19, $17 seniors and military, $14 students, $10 ages 10 and under. (844) 843-3090. facebook.com/30byNinety.

OPENING SOON

  • “SEA OF COMMON CATASTROPHE”: 8:30 p.m., May 4 through May 8; Catapult, 609 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. A multi-disciplinary performance inspired by a passage from Gabriel Garcia Marquez, intended to be a site-specific prelude to a new touring show about displacement, detritus and designer food. $10. artspotproductions.org.

COMEDY/OPEN MIC

  • ALOHA BINGOH: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bar Redux, 801 Poland Ave., New Orleans. Geneva Joy serves as emcee for monthly comedy games with prizes and performances of local comics. $5. (504) 592-7083. barredux.com.

AMATEUR OPEN MIC NIGHTS: 11 P.M. FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, NOLA COMEDY THEATRE, 5039 FRERET ST., NEW ORLEANS. COMEDY SPORTZ COMPETITIVE, CLEAN, ALL-AGES IMPROVISATION. $12 ADULTS, $8 KIDS UNDER 18. (504) 390-4958. NOLACOMEDY.COM.

  • COMEDY GUMBEAUX: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Open mic with seasoned performers. comedygumbeaux.com.
  • COMEDY NIGHT: 9 p.m., Saturdays, Twist of Lime, 2820 Lime St., Metairie. (504) 455-7775.
  • COMEDYSPORTZ: 8 p.m. Saturdays, NOLA Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. All-ages improv comedy show. $10 advance, $13 door. (504) 231-7011. comedysportzneworleans.com.
  • NEUTRAL GROUND POETRY FORUM: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Neutral Ground Coffee House, 5110 Danneel St., New Orleans. (504) 891-3381.
  • NOLA COMEDY HOUR OPEN MIC: 8 p.m., Hi Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave. (504) 945-4446.
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT: 5 p.m., St. Rose Community Center, 608 Mockingbird Lane, St. Rose. Poetry and karaoke night. (504) 305-5138. stcharlesgov.net.
  • THINK YOU’RE FUNNY?: 9 p.m., Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club, 8140 Willow St., New Orleans. Sign up at 8 p.m. (504) 865-9190.

AUDITIONS/CASTINGS

  • COURT 13 CASTING: Production company and nonprofit based in New Orleans is casting in the style of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” seeing nonactors and locals interested in auditioning for two “very specific roles” in their next film: female Caucasian, age 30-40, a strong, hard-working mother with a twinkle in her eye and joy in her heart; and a male Caucasian, age 50-70, tall with angular facial features, a tough man whose hard life and rough exterior mask a trustworthy soul. No acting experience required. Anyone matching either description can send in a photo — a recent selfie, snapshot or family photo — and contact information to c13auditions@gmail.com. (504) 408-1685.
  • “SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM”: 1 p.m., Saturday, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. Unique stage production includes video interviews of Stephen Sondheim interspersed with live productions of his songs. All adult ages welcome. Prepare two diverse choices of musical theater, no longer than 32 bars. Sondheim suggested. Pianist will be provided. Show runs weekends June 11-26. Register at 30byNinety@gmail.com. (844) 843-3090. facebook.com/30byNinety.