New Orleans Stages Calendar, June 11-17, 2015 _lowres

Photo by John Barrois -- In 'Detroit,' suburban neighbors are buffeted by the crumbling national economy. From left are Laura Friedmann, Jessica Podewell, Joshua Mark Sienkiewicz and Mike Harkins. The show runs at 8 p.m., through June 21, 3 p.m. Sundays; Ashé Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep presents the regional premiere. $40, discounts available. (504) 522-6545. www.southernrep.com.

  • “DETROIT”: 8 p.m., through June 21, 3 p.m. Sundays; Ashé Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep presents the regional premiere of a the show about a backyard barbecue in the suburbs that turns into something funnier and more dangerous. $40, discounts available. (504) 522-6545. www.southernrep.com.
  • “THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 11, 18-20; 2 p.m., June 14; 6 p.m. Sunday, June 21; 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. www.midcitytheatre.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, $25 seniors and students. www.thebillieholiday.org. (504) 940-2800.
  • “THE BAKKHAI”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. A collaborative, interdisciplinary workshop production of Euripides’ “Bakkhai,” co-translated and co-produced by New Orleans artists Ned Moore and Elizabeth Gross. The performance combines original music by Tucker Fuller, performance, theater and dance. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color$15 general admission, $10 student/senior. (504) 948-9998. www.nolabakkhai.wordpress.com.
  • DISNEY’S “THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS”: 7 p.m., Friday, 3 p.m., Saturday, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. In conjunction with The Good Shepherd School, Le Petit presents the stage version of the classic Rudyard Kipling tale turned into a Disney animated feature. Tickets are free. Reserve. (504) 522-2081. www.lepetittheatre.com.
  • “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., New Orleans. A reenactment of Hope’s famous shows for the troops, complete with guests such as Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters and Carmen Miranda. Cast of 14 including the Victor Swing Band perform highlights of the era. $30 show only and up. (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.
  • 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.
  • CONCERTO A PIAZZA: 7 p.m., Friday, Piazza d’Italia, Lafayette and S. Peters Streets, New Orleans. American Italian Cultural Center presents arias under the stars with a street fair setting with food and drinks. Bring chairs. $10 donation in advance, $15 at door. (504) 522-7294. www.americanitalianculturalcenter.com.
  • CHEECH AND CHONG WITH WAR: 8 p.m. Friday, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The renown comedy duo brings their standup routine to the Crescent City, with the legendary rockers of “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends” fame. $39.50 and up. (800) 745-3000. www.saengernola.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS NON PROPHET COMEDY TOUR: 8 p.m., Friday, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Mike Strecker, Phi deGruy and Christian Champagne perform. $10 and up. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “CYMBELINE”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, runs 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. The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival opens its season with the seldom-seen love story with a stepmother, a princess and an adventure in the forest. $15 and up. (504) 865-5106. www.neworleansshakespeare.org.
  • “RAISE YOUR VOICE” KIDS HELPING KIDS THRU MUSIC: 7 p.m., Saturday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A benefit concert for Covenant House New Orleans, featuring local young talent. $15. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • TRUTV’S IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. “Where’s Larry?!” tour, starring The Tenderloins, brings the hidden-camera pranksters to New Orleans for never-before-seen challenges, stories from the set, Q&A and messages from fans. $33.50 and up. (800) 745-3000. www.saengernola.com.
  • KAREN BERG-ARLINGTON: 8 p.m., Saturday, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. The songstress and musical director Phil Hall at the piano present “Open a New Window: Songs for a New Chapter” cabaret show. $20 and up. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • GG’S 504 COMEDY HOUR: 8 p.m., Saturday, Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Rivertown, Kenner. Gina Gomez brings her talents as emcee comedian to a host of New Orleans’ funny folks, including Mary-Devon Dupuy, Jason Leonard, Lane Lonion and James Cusimano. $10. (504) 287-4707. www.castle501.com
  • “MUCK DYNASTY”: 6 p.m., Sunday, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Philip Melancon and Chris Champagne give a satirical take of local and state politics. $10 and up. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “THE COLOR PURPLE”: Through June 15, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Sunday, June 7 only; Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. The dramatic story of sisters separated by miles and years and their journeys through life to return to each other. The musical version of the award-winning film. $25. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.
  • 6 X 6: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Southern Rep presents six 10-minute works by beginning writers based on a single theme. Writers have one week to prepare a new short play. $10. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • JODECI: 8 p.m., June 20, 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. www.saengernola.com.
  • COMIC RECESS CREW: 8 p.m., June 20, 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. www.castle501.com
  • “MOVE LIVE ON TOUR”: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., June 21, 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. www.saengernola.com.
  • “PETER PAN”: Opening July 16, through July 26; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22; 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. www.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. www.castle501.com.

AUDITIONS

  • STAGE DOOR IDOL 2015: 3 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 p.m. Monday, BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Auditions for a five-week competition for singers for a headlining spot in the new canteen. Performances will be hits from the war years with voting by celebrity judges and the public. Contestants must attend a preliminary to advance to final rounds in July and August. Prepare a song written or recorded in the 1940s. An accompanist will be available, but sheet music is required in the proper key. (504) 528-1944 ext. 267. www.nationalww2museum.org/stage-door-canteen.
  • 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 resume 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. www.southernrep.com.