New Orleans area calendar for April 17-23, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided -- Ron Flagge, Troi Bechet, Lloyd Meekins and Tom Hook bring the glorious days of 1940s radio to life in 'On The Air, The Live Broadcast Musical' at Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Shows run through May 31.

  • SPRING SENIOR ONE-ACT FESTIVAL: 7 p.m. Thursday, Lower Depths Theatre, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Part of the Montage arts series. No late entry. www.cmfa.loyno.edu/montage.
  • “THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Delgado Drama Hall, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Students from Delgado and Grace King High School perform Thornton Wilder’s outlook at man’s existence and humanity, sometimes described as a “cosmic allegory.” $10; $8 students and seniors. (504) 671-6360.
  • “BIG FISH”: 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lupin Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Music production of the movie about a father and son and the tall tales the man tells. $15. www.nocca.com.
  • “NEVER SWIM ALONE”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Presented by the Elm Theatre, this satirical piece is a 13-round boxing match with a referee that explores two men fighting for the top dog title. $15. (504) 218-0055. www.elmtheatre.org.
  • “GONE WITH THE BREAKING WIND”: 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Varla Jean Merman is back as the biggest Southern belle of ’em all. Along with “Golden Girls” cohorts Ricky Graham, Sean Patterson, Brooklyn Shaffer, Brian Johnston and Jefferson Turner, she brings the South to its knees. $30; $35 VIP reserved by phone only. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. In one of their first collaborations, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber crafted a family musical from the Bible story. $40 and up. (504) 287-0351. www.saengernola.com.
  • COMIC RECESS CREW COMEDY SHOW: 8 p.m. Friday, Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Hosted by Cyril Morise, the show features the comedy stylings of Allison Hotard, Jim Tideman, Linda Wright, Mark Firmin, Marie DiSanti, Kathleen Newsom, Gina Gomez and Matt Owens. $10. (504) 287-4707. www.castle501.com.
  • MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE DANCE COMPANY: 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Season finale of company will feature three new works, including two world premieres. “The Rooftop” by Donna Crump, with original music by violinist Donald Surtain and Ace Washington; “Under a Glass Bell” (premiere) by Maya Taylor, to original music by internationally acclaimed pianist Dustin Gledhill; and “Salterelle” (premiere) by Diogo de Lima, danced to newly commissioned woodwind quintet by composer Scott King. $30; $20 seniors and students. (504) 948-9998. www.marignyoperahouse.org.
  • “HONK! JR.”: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A musical theater version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story “The Ugly Duckling.” Ugly, who cannot quack or swim like other ducklings, doesn’t fit in because he is “different.” $15. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • THE SWEET SPOT NATION “MAKE IT RAIN” EDITION: 7 p.m. Friday, Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Production of pop erotica, burlesque, dance, art, music, top 40 DJs, fashion, poetry, comedy and more. $20. (504) 525-2951. www.sweetspotnation.com
  • 3 X 3: 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Three one-act plays by local writers and performers. $10 door, cash only. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “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.southernrep.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 GLASS MENAGERIE”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, also April 24 and 25; 3 p.m. Sunday, also April 26, Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Tennessee Williams’ classic about a mother and daughter and the fragile world in which they live. $20; $18 students. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.
  • “THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS”: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Teatro Wego!, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego; also April 24-26, Christ Episcopal School Theatre, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Late on a 1975 night in columnist Ann Landers’ Chicago apartment, a twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. $30; $27 military/seniors; $20 students. (504) 885-2000. www.jpas.org.
  • COMEDY NIGHT: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Comedy in Irish pub setting. (504) 595-6755. www.theirishhouseneworleans.com.
  • “DAMN EVERYTHING BUT THE CIRCUS!”: 10 p.m., Friday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Freaksheaux to Geaux’s fourth anniversary with a mix of sideshow, circus, clowning, magic, burlesque and the Salt Wives providing music. $25 VIP; $15. www.freaksheaux2geaux.com.
  • “ROAST BATTLE”: 8 p.m. Sunday, La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Monthly stand-up comedy show featuring six local performers. $5. (504) 231-7011. www.nolacomedy.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.
  • “SWAN LAKE”: 7:30 p.m., April 23, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. St. Petersburg Russian Ballet performs the ballet, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, fashioned from folk tales, that tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. (504) 287-0350. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • BILL BURR: 7 p.m., April 23, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The comedian and actor brings his “The Billy Bible Belt Tour” to the Crescent City. $35 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.com.
  • MOMMA ATLAS: 9:30 p.m., April 23, Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Live poetry with Alysia Harris and Jasmine Mans. A travel-tour series, they will use poetry as a limitless platform to discover self and a world beyond arm’s reach. $20. (504) 975-0286. www.cafeistanbulnola.com.
  • CLASSICAL VOCAL MUSIC SENIOR RECITALS: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., April 25, Lupin Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. www.nocca.com.
  • EMERGENCY CIRCUS VS IBOX: 7 p.m. May 2, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    • MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE DANCE COMPANY: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. The company will fill positions for one female and two male dancers accomplished in modern, ballet, contemporary and partnering. Rehearsals and performances are paid. Callbacks will follow directly, from 2 p.m. Dancers must arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. with headshot and résumé. marignyoperahouse.org.