New Orleans Stages Calendar, Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Michael Martin -- ‘King Lear’ -- Shakespeare’s King Lear falls into madness as his kingdom falls into chaos, murder and tragedy. Captains Coat Productions presents ‘King Lear’ at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 7; 2 p.m. Sundays. At Fortress of Lushington, 2215 Burgundy St., New Orleans. $20 and up. (800) 383-4989. captainscoatlear.brownpapertickets.com.

OPENING THIS WEEK

“ABOVE THE OAKS”: 8 p.m. opening Wednesday through Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, McWilliams Hall, Room 300, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Newcomb Dance Program presents new work by Gali Du, Brooke Duarte, Megan Wolfkill and Avery Zucker. tulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance/tickets.cfm.

“FACADE”: 5 p.m. Sunday, Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Moscow Nights presents adaptation of book by William E. Wade about a father coping with his son’s death from cystic fibrosis. (504) 899-3431. raynenola.org.

“THE LADIES MAN”: 7:30 p.m. opening Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 7; Marquette Hall Theater, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A hilariously zany ride of mistaken identities, near misses and wild coincidences. A joyously racy and infectiously charming farce. $12, $8 students/seniors/faculty/staff. (504) 865-2074. cmfa.loyno.edu/theatre.

“MINETTE FONTAINE”: 7 p.m., opening Friday, through Sunday, Marigny Opera House, 725 Ferdinand St., New Orleans. OperaCréole presents the tragic opera set in New Orleans in the 1840s about a diva rejected by local Creole society, who works with Marie Laveau to exact revenge. $30, $20 students/seniors. (504) 948-9998. marignyoperahouse.org.

“ROCKY HORROR SHOW”: 8 p.m., opening Thursday, also Friday; Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Newcomb Music Department presents the original stage musical that became the cult classic piece of celluloid comes to life, with “The Time Warp,” “Sweet Transvestite” and “Science Fiction/Double Feature.” Adults only. $15, $10 students. (504) 865-5267. tulane.edu/liberal-arts/music/departmental-events.cfm.

NOW PLAYING

“CINDERELLA”: 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. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version of the classic “poor-girl-makes-good” story, complete with pumpkin carriages, fairy godmothers and evil stepsisters, comes to life in this updated production. $50 and up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.

“CLOWN BAR”: 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, and Nov. 3-5; 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5-6; Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans. NOLA Project stages a dark comedy about the death of a clown and a former clown turned detective must return to the life to get some answers. $25, $15 Backstage Pass members. (504) 302-9117. nolaproject.com.

“DRACULA”: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre of the Air’s radio adaptation of Bram Stoker’s timeless classic comes to life, directed by Jim Fitzmorris. $18. (504) 638-6326. eventbrite.com/d/la--new-orleans/dracula/?view=list.

“FAUSTUS”: 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans. Lux et Umbra production of Christopher Marlowe’s original deal-with-the-devil tale. $20. oldmarquer.com.

“JUMP, JIVE AND WAIL — The Music of Louis Prima”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Friday and Saturday, BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Celebrate the New Orleans talent with Prima’s classics like “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Just a Gigolo” and “That Old Black Magic.” $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.

“KING LEAR”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 7; 2 p.m. Sundays; preview Thursday, industry night Nov. 3; Fortress of Lushington, 2215 Burgundy St., New Orleans. Captains Coat Productions brings to life Shakespeare’s King Lear, who falls into madness as his kingdom falls into chaos, murder and tragedy. $20 and up. (800) 383-4989. captainscoatlear.brownpapertickets.com.

“ROCKY HORROR SHOW”: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturdays, Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The original stage musical that became the cult classic piece of celluloid comes to life, with “The Time Warp,” “Sweet Transvestite” and “Science Fiction/Double Feature.” Adults only. $22 and up. (985) 649-3727. cuttingedgetheater.com.

“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, Sunday, also Nov. 6-8, 21-22; Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.

“THE VICTORY BELLES — SONGS THAT WON THE WAR”: 11:45 a.m. seating for buffet, 12:45 p.m. show; Wednesdays through Nov. 25; BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. This show brings back the great songs of the Great War. $40 matinee buffet; $65 dinner and show. (504) 528-1944, ext. 273. nationalww2museum.org.

OPENING SOON

“AAVV — African-American Verbatim Verboten”: opening Nov. 6; 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. All-black edition of the long-running comedy revue of short sketches, “word-for-word” performance of off-the-record conversations of the famous and infamous. $15. (504) 298-8676. oldmarquer.com.

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY — A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY”: opening Nov. 6; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; through Nov. 22, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The creepy and the spooky Addams family comes to life in this Broadway show, with new music and story. $40 adults, $38 seniors, $36 students/military. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.

BROOKS WHEELAN: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., New Orleans. SNL and “Girls” alumnus brings his comedy show, with Matty Ryan. $15 and up. (504) 826-9912. publiqhouse.com.

“FISHERS OF MEN”: opening Nov. 13; 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. matinee Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 22; Ashé Powerhouse Arts Center, 1731 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. $25. Nov. 19 pay what you can performance. Local playwright Harold Ellis Clark’s production of a megachurch pastor and his efforts and issues working with troubled converts. (504) 569-9070. ashecac.org.

“SIMPLY IRMA — A MUSICAL PLAY”: opening Nov. 6, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m., through Nov. 15; Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Music legend Irma Thomas is the centerpiece of this production directed by Bean. $25. (504) 862-7529. anothonybeantheater.com.

“SONG OF A MAN COMING THROUGH”: opening Nov. 4, Thursdays through Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 6 p.m., through Nov. 21; First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St., New Orleans. Southern Rep world premiere of Joe Morris Doss and Andrew Doss’ story of Louisiana convicted murderer Earnest Knighton Jr., with music, gumbo and second lines. $20 and up. (504) 522-6545. southernrep.com.

“TERMINATOR —THE MUSICAL”: opening Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through Nov. 21, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. World premiere of Breanna Bietz’s parody on James Cameron’s first two “Terminator” movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. $15. (504) 298-8676. seosaproductioncompany.com.

“THE WEDDING PARTY”: opening Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, The Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. A family goes through joys and sorrows in this production featuring local musicians and actors. $20. (504) 304-0460. theweddingpartynola.com.

COMEDY/OPEN MIC

AMATEUR OPEN MIC NIGHTS: 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, La Nuit Comedy Theatre, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Comedy Sportz competitive, clean, all-ages improvisation. $12 adults, $8 kids under 18. (504) 390-4958. nolacomedy.com.

COMEDY GUMBEAUX: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Open mic with seasoned performers. comedygumbeaux.com.

COMEDY NIGHT: 9 p.m., Saturdays, Twist of Lime, 2820 Lime St., Metairie. (504) 455-7775.

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

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Bayou Playhouse, Lockport. Jugglers and clowns sought by director Perry Martin for commedia dell’arte production of the classic Dickensian tale. Rehearsals will be primarily in New Orleans. (504)236-1796. evangelineoaks@gmail.com.

“The 25th Annual PUtnam county spelling bee”: Saturday, Nov. 7, callbacks Sunday, Nov. 8, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Auditions for fast-paced, funny story about a middle school spelling contest, played by adults. By appointment only. rivertowntheaters.com.