New Orleans area calendar for June 26-July 2, 2015 _lowres

Photo by John Barrois. Cast members of "Cymbeline" are, from left, Khiry Armstead, Silas Cooper, Christopher Kelly and David Sellers. The show is the first in the summer's New Orleans Shakespeare Festival productions and continues at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday) to Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lupin Theater, Dixon Hall Annex, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Tickets are $15 and up. (504) 865-5106.

  • “CYMBELINE”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday; Lupin Theater, Dixon Hall Annex, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. $15 and up. (504) 865-5106.
  • “HAIRSPRAY JR.”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; East Jefferson Auditorium, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Jefferson Performing Arts Society Summer Youth Musical Theatre production of the John Waters musical. $18. (504) 885-2000. www.jpas.org.
  • “MADAME THAMES’ SPIRIT BAR” STAGED READING: 7 p.m. Friday, 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.
  • JODI BORRELLO’S COMEDY NIGHT OF THE ABSURDITY OF COMEDY SHOW: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 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. Friday and Saturday, 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.
  • “DETROIT”: 8 p.m. through Saturday, 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. Friday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, 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.
  • PETER COLLINS RECITAL: 3 p.m. Sunday, 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.
  • “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.
  • 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. www.neworleansshakespeare.org.
  • “PINOCCHIO”: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. July 6-10; 11 a.m. July 11, noon July 12, Lagniappe Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Ricky Graham’s “Pinocchio” takes to the stage through Patchwork Players’ production of the classic story of the wooden boy. Audience participation and a lucky Jiminy Cricket are all part of the fun. $8.50. (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “PETER PAN”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, July 16-26, 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.
  • “RIDING HALLEY’S COMET”: July 10-19; 8 p.m. Thursdays-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 Melancon, Dr. Hector Ventura and Philip Melancon. $25 VIP reserved, $20 general admission. (504) 488-1460. midcitytheatre.com.
  • “DEBAUCHERY”: 7:30 p.m., July 15, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Fifth anniversary for Pat Bourgeois’ New Orleans live soap opera about Uptown snobs with a “downtown” Mom. $10. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “BUFFY THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24-26, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” takes to the stage with song, oh my. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “TREK-A-GO-GO”: Part 1 — 7:30 p.m.,July 28; Part 2 — 7:30 p.m. July 29; Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. “Star Trek” fans join in a live reading of a double-episode version from “The Next Generation” — Unification Parts 1 and 2. $15. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • AUDITIONS
  • ACT IT OUT! READERS’ THEATER TROUPE: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Recruiting for the new Readers’ Theater Troupe, a combination of reading and performance. Participants read from a script with no memorization and the reading is done in a dramatic, expressive manner. The troupe will give guest performances at library storytimes and performances for family and friends. Tweens and teens, ages 10-18, are welcome to join. Volunteer hours are available for participants. Contact Jennifer Bishop at teen@jplibrary.net. (504) 849-8833.
  • 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.
  • “MARY POPPINS”: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 12, Slidell High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Slidell. Slidell Little Theater will be presenting the regional premiere of the stage version of the classic Disney story about the British nanny, two small children and the family and friends that are part of her world. Bring 16 bars of “upbeat Disney Broadway music.” Callbacks will be Monday, July 13, at 6 p.m. Rehearsals start July 19, with production in late August, early September. (985) 643-0556. slidelllittletheatre.org.