On stage in New Orleans, Sept. 17-23, 2015 _lowres

Anthony Bean Community Theater photo. “Fences," August Wilson’s memorable look into the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League home run king now a garbage collector opens Friday and runs through Sundays, Sept. 27. Will Williams, seated, plays Maxson, with Gwendolyne Foxworth and Alfred Aubry. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 27; Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. $20, $18 students/seniors. (504) 862-7529. anthonybeantheater.com.

  • 3X3, THE ONE ACTS: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 21 and 22 at The Theater at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave. Southern Rep presents “Don’t Be Weird” by Erica Goostrey; “Dusty Paper Lanterns by Rudy San Miguel; and “In Our Backyard” by Bridget Erin. $10. www.southernrep.com/tickets/purchase
  • “MARIE ANTOINETTE”: 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nims Black Box Theatre, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Regional premiere of the play about the French royal who was the reality star of her day. Preshow dinner available at Press Street Station. $20 and up. (504) 302-9117. nolaproject.com.
  • “THE MISANTHROPE”: 7:30 p.m., Thursdays to Saturdays through Sept. 26, 2:30 p.m., Sept. 27; Robert E. Nims Theatre, UNO Performing Arts Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. $12, $8 students/faculty/seniors. (504) 280-7469. theatre.uno.edu.
  • “ERRATA”: 7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Lux et Umbra company presents “Page to Stage — A New Play Festival.” $10 or $20 pass for three shows in the festival. (504) 298-8676. oldmarquer.com.
  • “VIVARIUM”: 9 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 5 p.m., Sunday; Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Lux et Umbra company presents the dark and blisteringly funny work about a man on the brink of suicide and a serial killer who interrupts his attempt. Part of the “Page to Stage — A New Play Festival.” $10 or $20 pass for three shows in the festival. (504) 298-8676. oldmarquer.com.
  • “BE A NEW ORLEANIAN — A SWEARING IN CEREMONY”: 8 p.m., Thursdays to Saturdays, through Sept. 26, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Jim Fitzmorris’ comic ride through what it takes to be a citizen of the Crescent City. A gala opening night includes preshow performances and after-party. $20, $40 gala; (504) 638-6326. eventbrite.com/e/be-a-new-orleanian-a-swearing-in-ceremony-tickets-18005540055.
  • “THE PRODUCERS”: 8 p.m. Fridays to Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 27, 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The Mel Brooks classic stage musical smash comes to Rivertown under the direction of Ricky Graham to open the playhouse’s season. $36 and up. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “FENCES”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 27; Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. August Wilson’s memorable look into the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League home run king now a garbage collector. $20, $18 students/seniors. (504) 862-7529. anthonybeantheater.com.
  • “THE LITTLE MERMAID”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sept. Saturday and Sunday; Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Disney’s animated classic of the princess mermaid who longs to walk on land and falls in love with Prince Eric comes to life in this production. $35 up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.
  • “STAGE KISS”: 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, opening Sept. 19 through Oct. 10; Ashé Power House, 1713 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep presents Sarah Ruhl’s comedy of a play within a play about love on and off stage. Previews ($25) Sept. 16-18. $40, $35 seniors/theater professionals, $25 35 and under, $20 teachers. (504) 522-6545. southernrep.com.
  • COMEDY GUMBEAUX: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Open mic with seasoned performers. comedygumbeaux.com.
  • “5 STAR COUNTRY LEGENDS TRIBUTE”: 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Musical show featuring country songs by George Jones, Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams Sr. $15. secure.qgiv.com/for/slilitthe/event/765365.
  • GG’S 504 COMEDY TOUR: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Gina Gomez hosts her standup comedy showcase with Rhonda Bordelon, Hopratio Dell and Mike Strecker. $10. (504) 343-1022. castle501.com.
  • “LIGHT OF THE GHETTO 2 — A GOSPEL STAGE PLAY”: 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Mama Tee is back with her family, drama, pain, laughter and redemption. $20 advance, $25 door. (504) 920-0394. stageplay.ticketleap.com.
  • “QUILLS”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, opening Oct. 2 through Oct. 17; Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Regional premiere of the work that delves into the mind of the Marquis de Sade, portrayed by Ronald Brister. Peppered with dark humor and issues relevant to today’s world, the work challenges the audience’s views about censorship, pornography, sex, art and religion. $22 and up. (985) 649-3727. cuttingedgetheater.com.
  • “ROCKY HORROR SHOW”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, opening Oct. 23 through Oct. 31; Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The original stage musical that became “the” cult classic piece of celluloid comes to life, with “The Time Warp,” “Sweet Transvestite” and “Science Fiction/Double Feature.” Adults only. $22 and up. (985) 649-3727. cuttingedgetheater.com.
  • AMATEUR OPEN MIC NIGHTS: 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, La Nuit Comedy Theatre, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Comedy Sportz competitive, clean, all-ages improvisation. $12 adults, $8 kids under 18. (504) 390-4958. www.nolacomedy.com.
  • “THE VICTORY BELLES — SONGS THAT WON THE WAR”: 11:45 a.m. seating for buffet, 12:45 p.m. show; Wednesdays through Nov. 25; BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. This show brings back the great songs of the Great War. $40 matinee buffet; $65 dinner and show. (504) 528-1944, ext. 273. nationalww2museum.org.
  • “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, through Sept. 27, Oct. 23-25, Nov. 6-8, 21-22; Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.

AUDITIONS

  • “THE SNOW QUEEN” BALLET: noon, Sept. 26, 3621 Florida Ave., Kenner. Jefferson Ballet Theatre and Jefferson Ballet Theatre II will hold auditions for a January production of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale. Male and female dancers ages 9-12 will audition from noon to 1:30 p.m., 13 and older from 1:30 p.m. Audition/class fee $15 for those not registered with Jefferson Ballet School. (504) 468-1231. jeffersonballettheatre.com.