New Orleans stages calendar, March 5-11, 2015 _lowres

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  • “DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?”: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Cook Fine Arts Center, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. An original musical production by Dillard alumna India McDougle that covers 300 years of black history, presented by an inter-generational ensemble. $15, $10 students and seniors. (504) 816-4857.
  • KATT WILLIAMS, BORN AGAIN…AGAIN: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Comedian riffs on life. $60-$140. www.ticketmaster.com.
  • “SEX PLEASE, WE’RE SIXTY”: 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. through March 15, Teatro Wego! 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Viagra for women — that’s what a scientist “tries out” at a New Orleans bed and breakfast. Don’t miss the hormonal “high-larity.” Starring Claire Conti, Margeaux Fanning, Peter Gabb, Jeffory Martorell, Mary Pauley and Kathryn Talbot. (504) 885-2000. jpas.org.
  • “ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE”: 6 p.m. seating, 8 p.m. show, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. Sundays, through April 5, Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Musuem, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The musical play about the life music of Cline, with hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall To Pieces” and “Sweet Dreams.” $30 and up, dining available. (504) 527-6088. nationalww2museum.org.
  • “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER”: Previews Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6; 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through March 29, Ashé Powerhouse Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep Theatre uses the new space at Ashé Cultural Arts Center to stage one of Tennessee Williams’ most dynamic works. $40 with a variety of discounts. (504) 522-6545. www.southernrep.com.
  • DINA MARTINA, LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS: 8 p.m. Sunday, March 8, One-Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St. Plus-sized model Singer, raconteur, performs. $20-$25, Oneeyedjacks.net or www.dworldnola.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.
  • “MELANCHOLY PLAY — A CONTEMPORARY FARCE”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 5-7, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Robert E. Nims Theatre, Performing Arts Center, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. The theater department presents Sarah Ruhl’s play about a melodramatic bank teller and her adventures, directed by Jay Hammons. $12. (504) 280-6317. uno.edu/cola/film-theatre-arts.
  • “UP, UP AND AWAY ... THE MUSIC OF JIMMY WEBB”: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Philip Melancon’s cabaret show, part of the theater’s Cabaret Month. $20. (504) 488-1460. midcitytheatre.com.
  • “TAYLOR 2” DANCE PERFORMANCES, MASTER CLASSES: Performances at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 5 through March 7, Marigny Opera House, 724 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. National tour of Paul Taylor’s company. Three different works performed each night. $30, $20 students and seniors. Master classes at 10 a.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 5 through March 7. $15 per class. marignyoperahouse.org.
  • “AND THE WINNER IS ... ”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1914 Basin St., New Orleans. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents classic cinema sounds from such movies as “West Side Story, “The Wizard of Oz,” “Gone With the Wind,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Forrest Gump.” $20 and up. (504) 287-0350. lpomusic.com.
  • “CHEZ SHEA CABARET”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 6 p.m. Friday, March 6, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Janet Shea’s one-woman show about her life, her city and music. $20. (504) 488-1460. midcitytheatre.com.
  • “LOOT”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays March 6-22; also Sundays at 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. A dark farce about religion, social attitudes, death and police. (985) 893-1671. playmakersinc.com.
  • “HARVEY”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through March 27, The Bayou Playhouse, 101 Main St., Lockport. The story of Elwood P. Dowd, a man with effervescent courtesy who has a 6-foot, 3 1/2-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey as a best friend. (888) 992-2968. www.bayouplayhouse.com.
  • “THE SQUIRREL THAT KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST”: 8 p.m. Friday , March 6, The Steak Knife, 888 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Chris Champagne’s one-man show of political satire. $15. (504) 330-9117.
  • “LOVE LETTERS”: 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Media icons Nell Nolan and Dennis Woltering share love and life through a series of letters in the A.R. Gurney show. $25. (504) 488-1460. midcidtytheatre.com.
  • “THE CHILDREN’S HOUR”: 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, March 10-14, 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday March 14 and 15, Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Lillian Hellman’s award-winning play about a serious accusation and the ensuing rumors threaten to destroy the careers, relationships and lives of two teachers who run an all-girls boarding school in a small town. $12, $8 students and seniors, $9 employees. (504) 314-7760. tulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance.
  • “DEBAUCHERY”: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. New Orleans’ only live soap opera follows the adventures of an Uptown family with a decidedly downtown mom in this cabaret-inspired episode of the continuing saga. $10. (504) 488-1460. midcidtytheatre.com.
  • MUSIC AT MIDDAY: Noon, Wednesday, March 11, Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 1229 Broadway St., New Orleans. Jonathan Gerhardt, cello, and Yui Asano, piano. (504) 862-3214. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colortulane.edu/liberal-arts/musicText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color.
  • “THE BURNIN’”: 7 p.m. March 12 through March 14, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Written and directed by Cristal Chanelle Truscott, the Progress Theatre production is an a capella “neo spiritual” inspired by two nightclub tragedies; the Rhythm Night Club fire in Natchez, Miss., and the E2 Club stampede in Chicago. $20, $15 students and seniors, $25 door. www.cacno.org.
  • “LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR”: 8 p.m. March 13, 2:30 p.m. March 15, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Star-crossed lovers from feuding families, an arranged marriage for political gain, an elder brother out to destroy his sister’s romance and a murderous, psychotic bride — a night at the opera. $26 and up. (504) 529-3000. neworleansopera.org.
  • “CRIMES OF THE HEART”: 7:30 p.m. , March 13-15, Marquette Theater, Marquette Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Beth Henley’s production about a trio of Southern sisters in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, has laser-sharp focus on the mores and complexities of family dynamics. $12, $8 students, faculty and staff. (504) 865-2686. www.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorcmfa.loyno.edu/theatreText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color.
  • “WHEN YA SMILIN’ ”: 8 p.m. March 13, 14, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28; 2 p.m. March 15 and 22, Rivertown Theatres, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Rickey Graham directs his show about growing up in New Orleans in the 1950s in a Ninth Ward family. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.

DORIAN RUSH: 8 P.M. MARCH 13-14, MID-CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. RUSH BRINGS HER STRING OF CABARET SHOPS DEDICATED TO WOMEN IN MUSIC. (504) 488-1460. MIDCIDTYTHEATRE.COM.

  • CHRISTIAN CHAMPAGNE AND PHILIP MELANCON: 8 p.m. March 16, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. This duo combine forces for a musical and comedic look at the Crescent City in “Muck Dynasty.” (504) 488-1460. midcidtytheatre.com.

“GIRL TALK”: 8 P.M., MARCH 18 AND 19, MID-CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. NEW ORLEANS PERFORMER ANAIS ST. JOHN’S RETROSPECTIVE ON HER CLIMB FROM THE SERVING FLOOR AT LE CHAT NOIR TO CENTER STAGE AS A CABARET DIVA. $20. (504) 488-1460. WWW.MIDCITYTHEATRE.COM.

“DINNER WITH FRIENDS”: 7:30 P.M., MARCH 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, APRIL 2, 3, 4 ; 3 P.M. MARCH 29TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR; LE PETIT THEATRE DU VIEUX CARRE, 616 ST. PETER ST., NEW ORLEANS. TWO MARRIED COUPLES’ COMFORTABLE ROUTINES ARE SHAKEN TO THE CORE BY DIVORCE. $30 AND UP. (504) 522-2081. WWW.LEPETITTHEATRE.COM.

“LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL”: 8 P.M. MARCH 20, MID-CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. AMY ALVAREZ AND JEFFERSON TURNER’S AWARD-WINNING CABARET SHOW. (504) 488-1460. MIDCIDTYTHEATRE.COM.

  • “6X6”: 7:30 p.m. March 25, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Six staged readings of six new 10-minute plays. $10 at the door only. (504) 488-1460. midcidtytheatre.com.
  • BREMNER DUTHIE: 8 p.m. March 26-28, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. International cabaret star and local Duthie wraps Cabaret month. (504) 488-1460. midcidtytheatre.com.

THE MIDTOWN MEN: 7 P.M., MARCH 27, MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 1419 BASIN ST., NEW ORLEANS. FOUR STARS FROM THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST OF “JERSEY BOYS.” $65 AND UP. (504) 287-0350. WWW.MAHALIAJACKSONTHEATER.COM.

AUDITIONS

  • JPAS YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE: Register now. Program aimed at children grades three-seven and eight-12, producing 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 x 211. www.jpas.org.
  • “THE ODD COUPLE”: 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10, Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. The classic Neil Simon production gets an update with females characters. playmakersinc.com.
  • MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE DANCE COMPANY: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. The company will be filling 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 resumé. marignyoperahouse.org.