On stage in New Orleans, March 19-26, 2015 _lowres

Photo by John Barrois -- "Suddenly Last Summer" cast members, from left, include David Williams as George Holly, Morrey McElroy as Mrs. Holly, Beth Bartley as Catharine Holly and Carol Sutton as Sister Felicity in the Tennessee Williams play set in the Garden District. The Southern Rep Theatre production runs 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays, through March 29 at Ashé Powerhouse Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans.

  • “FEAST & CRIME”: 9 p.m. Thursday, March 19, through Saturday, March 23, and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Surrealistic adaptation of two short stories by Polish author Witold Gombrowicz. Live music and soundwork accompany an ensemble cast. Old Marquer Theatre, $10, 2400 St. Claude Ave.
  • MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 4: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans, also Friday, March 20, First Baptist Church Covington, 16333 La. 1085, Covington. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs, with clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester and soprano Angela Mannino. $20 up. (504) 523-6530. www.lpomusic.org.
  • LOUP GAROU CONCERT: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Southport Music Hall, 200 Monticello Ave, New Orleans. Loyola University biannual concert featuring Grammy-nominated Wale, Deepnspace and alumnus DJ G-Cue. $10 students, $25 general. (504) 865-3622. www.loyno.edu.
  • “THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES”: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1724 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Based on interviews with more than 200 women. (504) 569-9070. www.bit.ly/VaginaMonologues-Ashé.
  • “THE GRAND PARADE”: 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 20, through Sunday, March 22, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Double Edge Theatre makes its regional debut with an amalgamation of movement, text and images that evoke the mythology of the 20th century. $35 advance, $40 door. Friday performance in conjunction with Sweet Arts Ball gala.(504) 528-3805. www.cacno.org.
  • CAPTAIN LOUIE JR.: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 2 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, East Jefferson Auditorium, 400 Phlox Ave., Metairie. Louie, the new kid in town, takes an imaginary journey to visit his old neighborhood through music and magic. Part of Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Theatre Kids! program. $18, $15 students and seniors, $12, ages 12 and under. (504) 885-2000. www.jpas.com.
  • “SEX PLEASE, WE’RE SIXTY”: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22; Teatro Wego! 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Viagra for women — that’s what a scientist “tries out” at a New Orleans bed-and-breakfast. Don’t miss the hormonal “high-larity.” Starring Claire Conti, Margeaux Fanning, Peter Gabb, Jeffory Martorell, Mary Pauley and Kathryn Talbot. (504) 885-2000. jpas.org.
  • “NUIT BLANCHE”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20-21 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. New Orleans Ballet Association and the NOCCA Institute present three performances by Union Tangeura, a contemporary tango event. $50, $35 students. (504) 522-0996. www.nobadance.com.
  • “MEASURE FOR MEASURE”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, 3 p.m. Sundays March 22, Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. The city’s oldest continuous producing company presents a racially diverse cast in its first Shakespearean play. $20, $18 students. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.
  • KEYBOARD FESTIVAL: 8 p.m. Friday, March 20, also Saturday March 21, Tulane University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Newcomb Department of Music presents festival, including Ivo Kaltchev in Dixon Hall, Salisi Piano Trio at 1 p.m. Saturday, and master class at 3 p.m. www.tulane.edu.
  • “THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES”: 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, March 19-22, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The fantastic and original children’s book by Jon Scieszka comes to life. $20 adults, $12 students. (504) 298-8676. www.oldmarquer.com.
  • “ONCE”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20-21; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a woman takes interest in his songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to new heights but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex. $25 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.com.
  • PAULA POUNDSTONE: 7 p.m. Saturday. Standup comedian. Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave.
  • “LAST CALL — NEW ORLEANS DYKE BAR HISTORY PROJECT”: 5:30 p.m., Sunday, March 22, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Part of the Patois International Human Rights Film Festival, this production and podcast tells coming out stories of five New Orleanians in their own words. www.lastcallnola.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS CIVIC SYMPHONY: 7 p.m., Sunday, March 22, Performing Arts Center, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Works by Liszt, Berlioz, Brahms, Gounod and Ponchielli. (504) 393-8966.
  • “ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE”: 6 p.m. seating, 8 p.m. show, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. Sundays, through April 5, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The musical play about the life music of Cline, with hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall To Pieces” and “Sweet Dreams.” $30 and up, dining available. (504) 527-6088. nationalww2museum.org.
  • “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER”: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays, through March 29, Ashé Powerhouse Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep Theatre uses the new space at Ashé Cultural Arts Center to stage one of Tennessee Williams’ most dynamic works. $40 with a variety of discounts. (504) 522-6545. www.southernrep.com.
  • 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. stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • “LOOT”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20-21; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. A dark farce about religion, social attitudes, death and police. (985) 893-1671. playmakersinc.com.
  • “HARVEY”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through March 27, The Bayou Playhouse, 101 Main St., Lockport. The story of Elwood P. Dowd, a man with effervescent courtesy with a 6-foot, 3 1/2-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey as a best friend. (888) 992-2968. www.bayouplayhouse.com.
  • “WHEN YA SMILIN’ ”: 8 p.m. March 20, 21, 25, 27, 28; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, Rivertown Theatres, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Rickey Graham directs his show about growing up in New Orleans in the 1950s in a Ninth Ward family. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “GIRL TALK”: 8 p.m., Thursday, March 19, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. New Orleans performer Anais St. John’s retrospective on her climb from the serving floor at Le Chat Noir to center stage as a cabaret diva. $20. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “DINNER WITH FRIENDS”: 7:30 p.m., March 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, April 2, 3, 4; 3 p.m. March 29Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color; Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Two married couples’ comfortable routines are shaken to the core by divorce. $30 and up. (504) 522-2081. www.lepetittheatre.com.
  • “LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL”: 8 p.m. Friday , March 20, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Amy Alvarez and Jefferson Turner’s award-winning cabaret show. (504) 488-1460. midcidtytheatre.com.
  • “6X6”: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,March 25, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Six staged readings of six new 10-minute plays. $10 at the door only. (504) 488-1460. midcidtytheatre.com.
  • BREMNER DUTHIE: 8 p.m. March 26-28, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. International cabaret star and local Duthie wraps Cabaret month. (504) 488-1460. midcidtytheatre.com.
  • THE MIDTOWN MEN: 7 p.m. March 27, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys.” $65 and up. (504) 287-0350. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • ANA GASTEYER AND SETH RUDETSKY: 7:30 p.m., March 28, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Saturday Night Live” and Broadway star Gasteyer joins XM Radio Host Rudetsky as part of Broadway in New Orleans series. $50 and up. (800) 838-3006. www.boradwaynola.com.
  • THE GOODNIGHT SHOW WITH JOHN CALHOUN: 8 p.m. April 1, Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Local evening talk/entertainment show with Big Chief Victor Harris, demographer Dr. Allison Plyer, artist Helen Gillet and the Goodnight Show Players. $10. www.thegoodnightshow.us.

AUDITIONS

  • JPAS YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE: Register now. Program aimed at children, from third to 12th grade, producing four musicals, including “Hairspray Jr.,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” Space limited, registration packets online. (504) 885-2000 x 211. www.jpas.org.
  • MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE DANCE COMPANY: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. The company will be filling positions for one female and two male dancers accomplished in modern, ballet, contemporary and partnering. Rehearsals and performances are paid. Callbacks will follow directly, from 2 p.m. Dancers must arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. with headshot and résumé. marignyoperahouse.org.