New Orleans stages calendar for April 30-May 6, 2015 _lowres

'Antigone' gets a new look in the Old Marquer Theatre production of Sophocles' ancient Greek classic, with an all-female cast. The show runs May 7 through May 23, 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, May 7 through May 23, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. $20. (504) 298-8676. www.oldmarquer.com.

  • “ROBIN HOOD — THIEF, BRIGAND”: 7 p.m., opens Wednesday, May 6, runs Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays through May 24, not May 8; Sydney and Walda Bestoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. NOLA Project and NOMA present a new telling of the classic tale of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor by Andrew Vaught and directed by Beau Bratcher. Blankets, chairs encouraged, food and beverage for purchase. $20, $14 NOMA and Backstage Pass members. (504) 658-4100. www.nolaproject.com or noma.org.
  • “THE FULL MONTY”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 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) 641-0324. 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.southern rep.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. www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • EMERGENCY CIRCUS VS IBOX: 7 p.m. Saturday, 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.
  • “ANTIGONE”: 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, May 7 through May 23, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The ancient Greek classic by Sophocles about struggle and tyranny, with an entirely female cast. $20. (504) 298-8676. www.oldmarquer.com.
  • “THE MIRACLE WORKER”: Opens May 8 through May 31, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays; Bayou Playhouse, 101 Main St., Lockport. Autobiographical story of Helen Keller and teacher Annie Sullivan, starring local film and television actress Lucy Martin — Keller’s great-grandniece — in the title role. $25 advance, $27 door. (888) 992-2968. www.bayouplayhouse.com.
  • 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.
  • A SALUTE TO MARIO LANZA AND KATHRYN GRAYSON: 6 p.m., May 13, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1116 Chartres St., New Orleans. Michael Spyres and Tara Stafford present the music of Lanza and Grayson in a radio-show format, in a benefit for the Bishop Perry Center. Free with donations. Reception in Old Ursuline Convent gardens tent to follow. RSVP faulkhouse@aol.com.
  • “THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE”: 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday, May 15-17, 6 p.m. May 22, 7 p.m. May 23; Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Written by LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theater, the worked focuses on the stories of five young people at a community Gender and Sexuality Alliance in the days leading up to a fateful event. Their experiences are funny, romantic, enraging and real as they discover what it means to stand in solidarity. $20, $10 youth. www.loudtheater.org. www.midcitytheater.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.