New Orleans Stages Calendar for Aug. 20-26, 2015 _lowres

'Flowers in the Attic' Levi Hood and Kali Russel play siblings in "Flowers in the Attic," the world premiere of V.C. Andrew’s controversial gothic novel of greed, betrayal and forbidden at the Old Marquer Theatre. The show runs 8 p.m. Thursdays to Mondays through Aug. 31, at 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. $20, with industry night specials Mondays. (504) 298-8676. oldmarquer.com.

“Flowers in the Attic”: 8 p.m. Thursdays to Mondays through Aug. 31, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. See ’Em On Stage: A Production Company presents the world premiere of V.C. Andrews’ controversial novel of greed, betrayal and forbidden love. $20, with industry night specials Mondays. (504) 298-8676. oldmarquer.com.

“Mary Poppins”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 28 through Sept. 13; Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. The Walt Disney version of P.L. Travers’ book comes to musical life on stage, with chalk pavement pictures, dancing chimney sweeps and the magical governess. $25, $15 youth. (985) 641-0324. slidelllittletheatre.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, Sept. 18-27, Oct. 23-25, Nov. 6-8, 21-22; Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.

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. www.nolacomedy.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.

“The Cradle Will Rock”: 8 p.m., Friday to Sunday, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Cripple Creek Theatre Company presents a musical that explores the difficulty and necessity of collective action. www.cripplecreekplayers.org.

“Muck Dynasty”: 7 p.m. Sunday, The Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Philip Melancon and Chris Champagne present jaunty political satire surveying every level of governmental high jinks in music and comedy. $15. (504) 202-0986. Reservations: chris@christianchampagne.com.

“Be a New Orleanian — A Swearing in Ceremony”: 8 p.m., Thursdays to Saturdays, Aug. 27 through Sept. 26, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Jim Fitzmorris’ comic ride through what it takes to be a citizen of the Crescent City. A gala opening night includes pre-show performances and afterparty. $20, $40 gala; (504) 638-6326. eventbrite.com/e/be-a-new-orleanian-a-swearing-in-ceremony-tickets-18005540055?aff=es2

9th Ward Improv Opera: 7 p.m. Aug. 27, St. Maurice Church, 605 St. Maurice Ave., New Orleans; also Aug. 28, Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center, 1616 Caffin Ave., New Orleans. Creative Alliance of New Orleans presents performance of a mix-media work that expresses the struggle of 9th Ward citizens to rebuild and return after Katrina, using spoken word, music, dance and visual arts. $15. Friday part of Lower 9 Resilience Festival. cano-la.org.

AUDITIONS

“Katrina — The Mother-in-Law of ’Em All”: 7 p.m., Aug. 30-31, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. The play centers on five Katrina survivors who gather at the famous Mother-in-Law Lounge to retrace their journey. The cast calls for two women and three men of various ethnicity. Auditions will include solo and paired readings. (985) 641-0324. slidelllittletheatre.org.