New Orleans Stages Calendar for June 18-24, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Helen L. Collen -- Wendell Pierce and Kevin Mambo in 'Brothers from the Bottom

  • “THE WIZARD OF OZ”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, East Jefferson Auditorium, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. The Young Performers’ Edition of the classic L. Frank Baum story with the music and lyrics from the motion picture. (504) 885-2000. jpas.org.
  • JODECI: 8 p.m., Saturday, 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. saengernola.com.
  • SANDRA BERNHARD: 8 p.m. Saturday, Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St. $45 and up. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorwww.thejoytheater.com
  • COMIC RECESS CREW: 8 p.m., Saturday, Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Rivertown, Kenner. Veterans of Jodi Borello’s comedy class, this group includes Mark Firmin, Linda Wright, Allison Hotard, Ralph Scheid, Cyril Morise, Marie Disanti and Kathleen Newsom. $10. (504) 287-4707. castle501.com.
  • “MOVE LIVE ON TOUR”: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, 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. saengernola.com.
  • “CINDERELLA”: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Lagniappe Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Patchwork Players present musical, interactive production of the timeless story. Available for school field trips. $8.50. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.
  • CULU CHILDREN’S TRADITIONAL AFRICAN DANCE CO. “A VISIT TO AFRICA”: Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Annual performance in conjunction with conference. $15; $12 seniors, under 16. (504) 430-0894. ashecac.org.
  • “THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday, 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. midcitytheatre.com.
  • “DETROIT”: 8 p.m. through June 27; 3 p.m. Sunday, Ashé Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep presents the regional premiere of the show about a backyard barbecue in the suburbs that turns into something funnier and more dangerous. $40, discounts available. (504) 522-6545. southernrep.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, 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. thebillieholiday.org. (504) 940-2800.
  • “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. $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.
  • “CYMBELINE”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays and June 27; through June 27; Lupin Theater, Dixon Hall Annex, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. $15 and up. (504) 865-5106. neworleansshakespeare.org.
  • “PETER PAN”: July 16-26; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays 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.
  • JODI BORRELLO’S COMEDY NIGHT OF THE ABSURDITY OF COMEDY SHOW: 8 p.m., June 26-27, Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Rivertown, Kenner. Borrello brings in the comics who walk the line between funny and absurd, with Becky Allen. $15. (504) 287-4707. castle501.com.
  • “GUYS AND DOLLS JR.”: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., June 26-27, Dixon Annex Recital Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Tulane Little Lyric Theatre presents a junior version of Frank Loesser’s classic. $10. (504) 862-3214.
  • “MADAME THAMES’ SPIRIT BAR” STAGED READING: 7 p.m., June 26, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Award-winning author Harold Ellis Clark’s newest play. (504) 569-9070. ashecac.org.
  • PETER COLLINS RECITAL: 3 p.m. June 28, St. Charles Avenue Presyterian Church, 1545 State St., New Orleans. Native New Orleanian performs Mozart, Debussy and Chopin, presented by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. jpas.org.
  • “RIDING HALLEY’S COMET”: July 10-19; 8 p.m. Thursdays to 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 Melanco, Dr. Hector Ventura and Philip Melancon. $25 VIP reserved, $20 general admission. (504) 488-1460. midcitytheatre.com.

AUDITIONS

  • CITYWIDE AUDITIONS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Mid-City and Southern Rep are hosting open auditions for actors, singers and actor-musicians for several local companies of adults only, AEA and non-AEA as well. Singers should prepare 16 bars of a standard and bring sheet music for provided accompanist. Non-Equity actors should prepare two contrasting monologues, one minute each. All should bring 20 copies of résumé and attached headshot. Equity members should contact Amiee Hayes (ahayes@southernrep.com) for time between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Last names A-M will be seen from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with last names N-Z from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. southernrep.com.