New Orleans area calendar for April 17-23, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided -- Ron Flagge, Troi Bechet, Lloyd Meekins and Tom Hook bring the glorious days of 1940s radio to life in 'On The Air, The Live Broadcast Musical' at Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Shows run through May 31.

  • “SWAN LAKE”: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. St. Petersburg Russian Ballet performs the ballet, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, fashioned from folk tales, that tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. (504) 287-0350. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • BILL BURR: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The comedian and actor brings his “The Billy Bible Belt Tour” to the Crescent City. $35 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.com.
  • TREME THREAUXDOWN — TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE: 9:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Special guests for the concert include Allen Toussaint, Ivan Neville, Mystikal, Kermit Ruffins and the New Breed Brass Band. $50 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.com.
  • MOMMA ATLAS: 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Live poetry with Alysia Harris and Jasmine Mans. A travel-tour series, they will use poetry as a limitless platform to discover self and a world beyond arm’s reach. $20. (504) 975-0286. www.cafeistanbulnola.com.
  • “THE MAIDS”: 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26; Lupin Theater, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Two sisters, maids to a wealthy society woman, act out fantasies of class, love and revenge while the lady of the house is out on a romantic rendezvous. As their games intensify, the incipient violence escalates as they await Madame’s return. $12, $8 students and seniors, $9 employees. (504) 865-5106. www.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colortulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance/tickets.cfm.
  • “A WHITE LINEN NIGHT”: 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 2805 Gen. Taylor St., New Orleans. A musical production. www.fmbcno.org.
  • “AN EVENING OF DIVERTISSEMENTS”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, Roussel Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Classical, character and contemporary dance by the university’s ballet students. $12, $8 students, seniors, children and staff. (504) 865-2074. www.loyno.edu.
  • “THE GLASS MENAGERIE”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26; Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Tennessee Williams’ classic about a mother and daughter and the fragile world in which they live. $20; $18 students. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.
  • “THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS”: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Christ Episcopal School Theatre, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Late on a 1975 night in columnist Ann Landers’ Chicago apartment, a twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. $30; $27 military/seniors; $20 students. (504) 885-2000. www.jpas.org.
  • “DOC” HEBERT’S FINAL CONCERT AT LOYOLA: 3 p.m., Sunday, April 23, Roussel Performance Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. After half a century as a professor of music and nearly that long as the school’s band director, Dr. Joseph G. “Doc” Hebert Jr. will retire at the end of the semester. Hebert’s final band performance, featuring the Loyola Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, will also include alumni musicians invited to perform on the last two selections. A reception will follow. (504) 865-3748. www.cmfa.loyno.edu/band.
  • “THE SYSTEM IS FAILING”: 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 27, Lab Theatre, Performing Arts Center Building, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. UNO Contemporary Theatre Class students present a new play inspired by and focused on their concerns about the condition of higher education in the state. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorwww.uno.edu/cola/film-theatre-arts/theatre-uno.aspx
  • A VERY SPECIAL SOLO EVENING WITH JOAN ARMATRADING: 9 p.m., Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans. The Grammy-nominated West Indies native brings her solo show to the Crescent City. $45 and up. (504) 272-0865. www.civicnola.com.
  • MEDIA ARTS FILM SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, Lupin Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Part of the school’s Celebration Season. www.nocca.com.
  • JAZZ BIG BAND CONCERT: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, Lupin Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Part of the school’s Celebration Season. www.nocca.com.
  • “THE FULL MONTY”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, May 1-17, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. In this Americanized version of the 1997 British film, six unemployed steelworkers decide to perform a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. The men boldly declare that their show will be better because they’ll go “the full monty” — a euphemism for going all the way. $22. (985) 6451-0324. www.slidelllittletheatre.org.
  • “BOUDIN — THE NEW ORLEANS MUSIC PROJECT”: 8 p.m. through May 17, Ashé Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep Theater and WWOZ 90.7 FM present a mashup of local visual art, storytelling, live music and true stories from local people based on the query “How has New Orleans music saved your soul?” www.southernrep.com.
  • “ON THE AIR, THE LIVE BROADCAST MUSICAL”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show Sundays, through May 31, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. An ode to radio’s golden age featuring sweet and soulful musical hits of the 1940s, the show is a trip back in time. “Hugh Dat and his Mystery Band” provide a musical score featuring popular gems recorded by Louis Jordan, the Mills Brothers, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., the Ink Spots and more. (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. stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • CLASSICAL VOCAL MUSIC SENIOR RECITALS: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday. April 25, Lupin Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. www.nocca.com.
  • EMERGENCY CIRCUS VS IBOX: 7 p.m. May 2, Cafe Instanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The Emergency Circus is a coalition of circus artists who uplift the hurt and healing with entertainment, inspiration and empathy. This nonprofit division of Dr. Patch Adams’ Gesundheit Institute performs a benefit. www.emergencycircus.com.
  • THE GOODNIGHT SHOW WITH JOHN CALHOUN: 8 p.m., Cafe Instanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Late night talk show with New Orleans Footwork Competition founder Shack Brown , 10-year-old Nyesha Borsey, who will perform; La. SPCA Executive Director Ana Zorilla,with a special guest and musical guest pianist Sarah McCoy. $10. www.thegoodnightshow.us.
  • STAND-UP NOLA: 8 p.m., May 8, Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. New Orleans comedy showcase featuring Matt Owens, Leon Blanda, Joe Cardosi, Mary Devon Dupuy, Katie East and Andrew Polk. WTUL DJ Doug Funnie performs throughout the show. $20. (504) 208-1180. www.joytheater.com.
  • “DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS”: Opening May 8 through May 23; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Thursday, May 21; 2 p.m. Sundays, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Based on the popular 1988 film, the Tony Award-winning comedy musical centers around two con men living on the French Riviera. $37; $35 seniors; $32 students and active military. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “THE ODD COUPLE”: May 8 through May 24, Playmakers, Inc., 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. The female version of Neil Simon’s classic comedy hits the stage. $15, $10 students. (985) 893-1671. www.playmakersinc.com
  • LIMON DANCE COMPANY: 8 p.m., May 9, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Presented by the New Orleans Ballet Association, the dance company kicks off a 70th anniversary celebration in the Crescent City. $24 and up. (504) 522-0996. www.nobadance.com.
  • SECOND SHIFT COMEDY TOUR: 8:30 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Justin Golak and Laura Sanders will be headlining this comedy night. (504) 522-9653. www.thehowlinwolf.com.
  • THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON — MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD: 7:30 p.m., May 15, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs the music of the legendary rock band, with vocals by Randy Jackson. $23 and up. (504) 523-6530. www.lpomusic.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.
  • AUDITIONS
  • JPAS YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE: Register now. Program aimed at children from third to 12th grade, produces 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, ext. 211. www.jpas.org.