New Orleans Stages Calendar, July 2-8, 2015 _lowres

Mid-City Theater photo. Heidi Melancon, Dr. Hector Ventura and Philip Melancon bring the music of Charles Aznavour to the stage for “Encour Aznavour" at 8 p.m. July 13-14, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Celebrate Bastille Day with the music of Aznavour, with $25 VIP reserved, $20 general admission. (504) 488-1460. midcitytheatre.com.

  • “THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES — BOB HOPE AND HIS ALL-STAR PACIFIC TOUR”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show, Sundays, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. $3 and up. (504) 528-1943. 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.
  • 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. www.neworleansshakespeare.org.
  • “PINOCCHIO”: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday; noon Sunday; Lagniappe Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Ricky Graham’s “Pinocchio” takes to the stage through Patchwork Players’ production of the classic story of the wooden boy. Audience participation and a lucky Jiminy Cricket are all part of the fun. $8.50. (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “PETER PAN”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, July 16-26, and Wednesday, July 22; 2 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, July 25; 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. rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “RIDING HALLEY’S COMET”: July 10-19; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays; Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Premiere of an original play by Ann McQueen about living with parents with mental illness. Produced by Lioness 23 Theatre initiative in partnership with National Alliance on Mental Illness. $35, $25 NAMI members. (504) 488-1460. midcitytheatre.com.

“ENCORE AZNAVOUR”: 8 P.M. JULY 13-14, MID-CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. CELEBRATE BASTILLE DAY WITH THE MUSIC OF CHARLES AZNAVOUR, WITH HEIDI MELANCON, DR. HECTOR VENTURA AND PHILIP MELANCON. $25 VIP RESERVED, $20 GENERAL ADMISSION. (504) 488-1460. MIDCITYTHEATRE.COM.

“DEBAUCHERY”: 7:30 P.M., JULY 15, MID-CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. FIFTH ANNIVERSARY FOR PAT BOURGEOIS’ NEW ORLEANS LIVE SOAP OPERA ABOUT UPTOWN SNOBS WITH A “DOWNTOWN” MOM. $10. (504) 488-1460. WWW.MIDCITYTHEATRE.COM.

“BUFFY THE MUSICAL”: 8 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 2 P.M. SUNDAY, JULY 24-26, MID-CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER” TAKES TO THE STAGE WITH SONG, OH MY. (504) 488-1460. WWW.MIDCITYTHEATRE.COM.

  • “TREK-A-GO-GO”: Part 1 — 7:30 p.m., July 28; Part 2 — 7:30 p.m. July 29; Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. “Star Trek” fans join in a live reading of a double-episode version from “The Next Generation” — Unification Parts 1 and 2. $15. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.

AUDITIONS

  • JPAS SEASON AUDITIONS: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, July 10; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 11; 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 12; Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Jefferson Performing Arts Society holds auditions for adults 17 and over for “My Fair Lady,” “Rigoletto,” “Sister Act,” “Light in the Piazza” and “Mary Poppins.” Bring résumé, photo, musical selection of the role desired, another musical selection of your choice, a 60-second monologue. Callbacks and dance are July 13-15 at JPAS Conservatory Space, 5005 Bloomfield St., Jefferson. JPAS is a bonded Actors’ Equity company. Video auditions are accepted. No phone calls. Signup at www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4aada82cabf94-38th1 or email audition@jpas.org.
  • “SIMPLY IRMA”: 2 p.m., Saturday, July 11, Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Auditions for a female singer/actress ages 16-25 to play the role of young Irma Thomas, scheduled for November. Appointments required. Singer must be prepared to sing two contrasting songs and perform two contrasting monologues. Photo and resume also. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.
  • “MARY POPPINS”: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 12, Slidell High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Slidell. Slidell Little Theater will be presenting the regional premiere of the stage version of the classic Disney story about the British nanny, two small children and the family and friends that are part of her world. Bring 16 bars of “upbeat Disney Broadway music.” Callbacks will be Monday, July 13, at 6 p.m. Rehearsals start July 19, with production in late August, early September. (985) 643-0556. slidelllittletheatre.org.