New Orleans area calendar for July 31-Aug. 6, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Anthony Bean Community Theater -- James Compton V plays Michael Duplesis, a young man devastated by the death of Michael Jackson, in 'The Glove' this weekend at the Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.

  • “HELLO, DOLLY!”: 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Dixon Hall Performing Art Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The delightful tale of matchmaker Dolly Levi and the charming folks of Yonkers and Manhattan come alive in one of Broadway’s most enduring musicals. $30 and up. (504) 865-5269. www.summerlyric.tulane.edu.
  • “PTERODACTYLS”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, through Aug. 8, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Promethean Theatre Company presents a black comedy about family, decay, denial, communication, disease and dinosaurs. $15. (919) 610-9998. www.oldmarquer.com.
  • “THE BOOK OF LIZ”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, through Aug. 15; The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Broken Habit Productions, in association with 2 Duxx, present the local premiere of the show that is a world that could only spring from the mind of David and Amy Sedaris. “The Book of Liz” is a tale of faith tested, love renewed and the mysteries of breakfast burritos. $20. (504) 638-6326. www.brokenhabitproductions.com.
  • “THE GLOVE”: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Anthony Bean Theater and New Orleans Recreation Development Commission Summer Camp participants present a world premiere by Bean. The story is about a young man named Michael, devastated by the death of Michael Jackson, desperately seeks his glove, which he believes was the source of Jackson’s talent. $15. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.
  • “PETER PAN JR.”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The production of the Disney classic film will be performed by the Summer Theatre Camp, complete with flying and the memorable songs like “You Can Fly.” $15. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “BEAUTY AND THE BEST JR.”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairy tale. Part of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Summer Theatre Intensives program for students grades 3 to 7. $18. (504) 885-2000. www.jpas.org.
  • “SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS — THE JEDI DOTH RETURN”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Playmakers, Inc. Community Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. A staged reading of the final chapter in the “Star Wars” saga, presented by Playmakers and Dark Side: Forsooth Productions. Costumes encouraged. $10 suggested donation, $5 12 and under. (985) 893-1671. www.playmakersinc.com.
  • “KINGDOM OF EARTH”: 8 p.m. Fridays to Sundays, through Aug. 16; 6200 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans presents this dark, comic thriller about two half-brothers and one’s wife trapped in a Mississippi Delta farmhouse on the eve of a flood. $25, $20 students, seniors. VIP packages for opening night. (504) 264-2580. twtheatrenola.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.
  • 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.
  • “MUCK DYNASTY”: 7 p.m. Sunday, also Aug. 9, The Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Philip Melancon and Chris Champagne present jaunty political satire surveying every level of governmental high jinks in music and comedy. $15. (504) 202-0986. Reservations: chris@christianchampagne.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.
  • “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.
  • “THE CRADLE WILL ROCK”: 8 p.m., Fridays to Sundays, Aug. 7-22; Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Cripple Creek Theatre Company presents a musical explores the difficulty and necessity of collective action. www.cripplecreekplayers.org.
  • GG’S 504 COMEDY TOUR: 8 p.m. Aug. 15, Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Gina Gomez hosts her popular stand-up showcase with Laura Meagher, Danny Ray, Anna Lederman and Carrey B. $10. (504) 287-4707. www.castle501.com.