New Orleans Stages Calendar for July 16-22, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Ben Thompson Jose Torres-Tama in costume for one of his performance art pieces, willl present an interdisciplinary theater event to celebrate the contributions of Latinas and Latinos to the rebirth of the city post-Katrina. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. (504) 569-9070. www.ashécac.org.

  • “RIDING HALLEY’S COMET”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; 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.
  • “PETER PAN”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Wednesday, July 22; 2 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, July 25; through July 26; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The Broadway classic about 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.
  • “THE TEMPEST”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, The Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Promethean Theatre Company and In Good Company stage Shakespeare’s drama about the machinations of the dispossessed. $15. www.tempestnola.brownpapertickets.com/
  • “PLEASE DON’T FEED THE PERFORMERS”: 6 p.m. Thursday, Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Gaslight Girls present a free burlesque show featuring the band Emma and the Watts. (504) 265-8855. www.siberianola.com.
  • “THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.”: 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, through July 26, Cook Fine Arts Center, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Dillard Theatre Arts Camp partners with New Orleans Recreation Department Commission and Little Village Youth Ensemble to present the story of a young mermaid named Ariel who longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. This production places an Afrocentric twist on the costuming, makeup and props/set design. The cast consists of 100 youth from the New Orleans area ages 3-14. $15, $10 children and seniors. (504) 816-4450. www.dillard.edu.
  • “INCARNATE”: 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday , 1:30 p.m. Saturday, through July 22, Tulane Lab Theater, McWilliams Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Fusing Shakespeare’s words with live music, soundscapes, song and movement, the show tells the story of a woman as she reflects on the love of her life, reconciling her memories. Directed by Chaney Tullos. May not be appropriate for children under 13. Produced in partnership with Compleat Stage. $15, $12 seniors and students. (504) 865-5105. www.neworleansshakespeare.org.
  • “9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through July 26, Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. With music by Dolly Parton, this production follows three female employees of a 1970s office conglomerate and leads to ultimate revenge. $25, $15 students. (985) 892-9767. www.playmakersinc.com.
  • “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, July 25; through July 25; Lupin Theater, Dixon Hall Annex, Tulane University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. New Orleans Shakespeare Festival presents Oscar Wilde’s immortal satire about deception, love and social decorum. $25, $20 seniors, $15 students. (504) 865-5106. www.neworleanshakespeare.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.
  • TEATRO SIN FRONTERAS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Jose Torres-Tama and ArteFuturo Productions and Puentes New Orleans present an interdisciplinary theater event to celebrate the contributions of Latinas and Latinos to the rebirth of the city post-Katrina. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.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.
  • “THE POWERPUFFS SHAKE THEIR STUFF — A BURLESQUE PLAY ON WORDS AND NERDS”: 9 p.m. Sunday, One-Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., New Orleans. The Gaslight Gifts and Emma and the Watts perform in a parody of the 1990s hit cartoon show. $15. www.oneeyedjacks.net.
  • “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.
  • “LITTLE MERMAID JR.”: 7:30 p.m., July 22-25, July 25 at 2 p.m., St. Pius X Theatre, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. Kenneth Beck directs the St. Pius X Players. $10. piusplayers@spxno.org
  • (504) 909-6202.
  • “PETER PAN JR.”: 7:30 p.m. July 24-25, 3 p.m. July 26; Christ Episcopal School Theatre, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Youth Musical Theatre Intensive presents Disney’s classic tale of Peter and company, performed by grades 3-8. $18 adults, $15 seniors, students, military; $12 age 12 and under. (504) 885-2000. www.jpas.org.
  • “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. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • NORDC/NOBA CENTER FOR DANCE CONCERT: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, Lupin Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Showcase featuring local students from a three-week program lead by Dance Theatre of Harlem. $10. (504) 522-0996. www.nobadance.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.
  • “HELLO, DOLLY!”: 8 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 1, 2 p.m. Aug. 2.; Dixon Hall Performing Art Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. $30 and up. (504) 865-5269. www.summerlyric.tulane.edu.
  • “KINGDOM OF EARTH”: 8 p.m., Fridays through Sundays, July 31 to Aug. 16; Metropolitan Community Church of New Orleans, 6200 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans presents this dark, comic thriller about two half-brothers and one’s wife trapped in a Mississippi Delta farmhouse on the eve of a flood. $25, $20 students, seniors. VIP packages for opening night. (504) 264-2580. twtheatrenola.com.