New Orleans Stages Calendar for June 4-10, 2015 _lowres

Photo by John B. Barrios -- 'Merrily We Roll Along' runs this week at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre with the talents of, from left, Wendy Miklovic, Kevin T. Murphy, April Lynn Nelson, Richard Arnold, Leslie Castay and David Harbold. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. $15 and up. (504) 522-2081. www.lepetittheatre.com.

  • “DETROIT”: 8 p.m., through June 21, 3 p.m. Sundays; opening night Saturday, with pre-production talk at 7 p.m. Ashé Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep presents the regional premiere of a the show about a backyard barbecue in the suburbs that turns into something funnier and more dangerous. $40, discounts available. (504) 522-6545. www.southernrep.com.
  • “THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 11, 18-20; 2 p.m., June 14; 6 p.m. June 7, 21; Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Yvette Hargis takes on the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner one-woman show with 12 characters. $15 previews, $20 performances. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM”: 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays; opens Friday, through June 28; NOCCA Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. NOCCA alum and movie and TV actor Wendell Pierce stars in Jackie Alexander’s work about gentrification threatening a New Orleans neighborhood and the bond between brothers. $30, $25 seniors and students. www.thebillieholiday.org. (504) 940-2800.
  • “BEYONCÉ CURES THE HEART”: 4:30 p.m., Friday, Ellis Marsalis Jazz Studio, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Camp St., New Orleans. NOCCA musical theatre student Immanuel Simon performs and hosts an original show in honor of the Patterson Horton Retreat and Youth Home. The show tells the story of his life through the works of the recording star. Donations encouraged. www.nocca.com.
  • “THE MIRACLE WORKER”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Bayou Playhouse, 101 Main St., Lockport. Autobiographical story of Helen Keller and teacher Annie Sullivan, starring local film and television actress Lucy Martin — Keller’s great-grandniece — in the title role. $25 advance, $27 door. (888) 992-2968. www.bayouplayhouse.com.
  • “MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG:”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical looks at composer Franklin Shepard’s life. $15 and up. (504) 522-2081. www.lepetittheatre.com.
  • “THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES — BOB HOPE AND HIS ALL-STAR PACIFIC TOUR”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show Sundays, June 19, 21, 26-28, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A reenactment of Hope’s famous shows for the troops, complete with guests such as Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters and Carmen Miranda. Cast of 14 including the Victor Swing Band perform highlights of the era. $30 show only and up. (504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT AMERICA’S WARTIME SWEETHEARTS: 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A tribute to the Andrews Sisters. $40. (504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • 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.
  • CONCERTO A PIAZZA: 7 p.m., June 12, Piazza d’Italia, Lafayette and S. Peters Streets, New Orleans. American Italian Cultural Center presents arias under the stars with a street fair setting with food and drinks. Bring chairs. $10 donation in advance, $15 at door. (504) 522-7294. www.americanitalianculturalcenter.com.
  • CHEECH AND CHONG WITH WAR: 8 p.m. June 12, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The renown comedy duo brings their standup routine to the Crescent City, with the legendary rockers of “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends” fame. $39.50 and up. (800) 745-3000. www.saengernola.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS NON PROPHET COMEDY TOUR: 8 p.m., June 12, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Mike Strecker, Phi deGruy and Christian Champagne perform. $10 and up. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “RAISE YOUR VOICE” KIDS HELPING KIDS THRU MUSIC: 7 p.m., June 13, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A benefit concert for Covenant House New Orleans, featuring local young talent. $15. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • TRUTV’S IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: 7:30 p.m., June 13, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. “Where’s Larry?!” tour, starring The Tenderloins, brings the hidden-camera pranksters to New Orleans for never-before-seen challenges, stories from the set, Q&A and messages from fans. $33.50 and up. (800) 745-3000. www.saengernola.com.
  • KAREN BERG-ARLINGTON: 8 p.m., June 13, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. The songstress and musical director Phil Hall at the piano present “Open a New Window: Songs for a New Chapter” cabaret show. $20 and up. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “MUCK DYNASTY”: 6 p.m., June 14, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Philip Melancon and Chris Champagne give a satirical take of local and state politics. $10 and up. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “THE COLOR PURPLE”: Through June 15, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Sunday, June 7 only; Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. The dramatic story of sisters separated by miles and years and their journeys through life to return to each other. The musical version of the award-winning film. $25. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.
  • 6 X 6: 7:30 p.m., June 17, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Southern Rep presents six 10-minute works by beginning writers based on a single theme. Writers have one week to prepare a new short play. $10. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • JODECI: 8 p.m., June 20, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The North Carolina quartet marks 20 years of performing with a tour and new album. $45 and up. (800) 745-3000. www.saengernola.com.
  • “MOVE LIVE ON TOUR”: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., June 21, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Siblings Julianne and Derek Hough team up for a 40-city tour with a dance production with both singing as well. $45 and up. (800) 745-3000. www.saengernola.com.
  • “PETER PAN”: Opening July 16, through July 26; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The Broadway classic of the boy who never grew up flies onto the stage in this musical production. $37; $35 seniors, $32 students and active military. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.

AUDITIONS

  • RIVERTOWN THEATERS’ 2015 FALL SEASON: 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 6; callbacks 11 a.m. Sunday, June 7; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Shows include “The Producers,” “Addams Family” and “Sweet Charity.” For ages 16 and up. Bring headshot and resumes. Dancers for “The Producers” must attend tap audition at 9:30 a.m. and general dance audition at 10:15 a.m., women in character heels and men in jazz shoes. Vocal auditions in five-minute blocks. Bring 32 bars of sheet music (in correct key). An accompanist will be provided. (504) 461-9475. www.Rivertowntheaters.com.
  • STAGE DOOR IDOL 2015: 3 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 p.m. Monday, BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Auditions for a five-week competition for singers for a headlining spot in the new canteen. Performances will be hits from the war years with voting by celebrity judges and the public. Contestants must attend a preliminary to advance to final rounds in July and August. Prepare a song written or recorded in the 1940s. An accompanist will be available, but sheet music is required in the proper key. (504) 528-1944 ext. 267. www.nationalww2museum.org/stage-door-canteen.