New Orleans Stages Calendar, March 12-18, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Kelly Fouchi -- The cast of 'When Ya Smilin'': From left, Tracey Collins, Lisa Picone, Annie Taffaro, Kyle Daigrepont, Gary Rucker, Jesse Terrebonne Thompson and Tuckler Godbold.

  • YOUNG AUDIENCES SPRING SPOTLIGHT: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Students from eight after-school programs present various artistic performances. (504) 523-6476. www.ya4la.org.
  • “WAIT WAIT ... DON’T TELL ME!”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. National Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning quiz show where host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, humorists and journalists, listener contestants and celebrity guests through a comic review of the week’s news. $34 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.com.
  • “MEASURE FOR MEASURE”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sundays, through March 22, Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. The city’s oldest continuous producing company presents a racially diverse cast in its first Shakespearean play. $20, $18 students. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.
  • “THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES”: 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, March 12-22, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The fantastic and original children’s book by Jon Scieszka comes to life. $20 adults, $12 students. (504) 298-8676. www.oldmarquer.com.
  • “ELIJAH”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Temp Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Featuring Loyola alumnus Alfred Walker and Luretta Bybee, the College of Music and Fine Arts Performing Arts presents Mendelssohn’s oratorio in concert fashion as part of the Montage Performing Arts Series and includes cantor Joel Colman, Tyler Smith, Marcus St. Julien, Betsy Uschkrat, the Loyola Chorus and Chamber Singers and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. $20 and up. (504) 865-2074. www.cmfa.loyno.edu/montage.
  • “LITTLE WOMEN”: 7 p.m. through Saturday, March 14, Lupin Hall, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. The school’s drama division presents a new adaptation of the literary classic, written by faculty member Amy Holtcamp. (504) 940-2859. www.nocca.com.
  • “THE CHILDREN’S HOUR”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 12-14; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A serious accusation and ensuing rumors threaten to destroy the careers, relationships and lives of two teachers who run an all-girls boarding school in a small town in Lillian Hellman’s award-winning play. $12, $8 students and seniors, $9 employees. (504) 314-7760. tulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance.
  • “THE BURNIN’ ”: 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 12-14, 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. Friday, March 13; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 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.
  • “VERBATIM VERBOTEN”: 10 p.m. Friday, March 13, The Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Monthly installment of the “invasion of privacy” comedy revue. $12. (504) 298-8676. www.oldmarquer.com.
  • “CRIMES OF THE HEART”: 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 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, Miss., 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.
  • “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.
  • “ONCE”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17-22; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20-21; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. $25 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.com.
  • “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 Museum, 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”: 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.
  • 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.
  • “LOOT”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20-21; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 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.
  • “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. Friday and Saturday, 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. Monday, 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., Wednesday and Thursday, March 18 and 19, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $20. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “DINNER WITH FRIENDS”: 7:30 p.m., March 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, April 2, 3, 4 ; 3 p.m. March 29Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$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.
  • ANA GASTEYER AND SETH RUDETSKY: 7:30 p.m., NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Saturday Night Live” and Broadway star Gasteyer joins XM Radio Host Rudetsky as part of Broadway in New Orleans series. $50 and up. (800) 838-3006. www.boradwaynola.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.

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 résumé. marignyoperahouse.org.