New Orleans Events Calendar, Oct. 1-6, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Justin Redman. "Katrina, the Mother-In-Law of 'Em All" recounts the feelings, emotions and comedy of a group of hurricane survivors at the famous lounge. The cast includes Anthony Williams, Janet Talley, Alcee Jones, Teresa Augustine, Allen Bryant, Stephen Cefalu, Claudia Pichon Campbell and Tiffany Christy. The show opens Wednesday and runs through Oct. 25. $16. Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive., Slidell.

  • HELL YES FEST: Thursday through Oct. 11, various times and locations throughout the metropolitan area. Annual comedy festival features stand-up, film, sketch, improv and a variety of new formats.
  • “OUR TOWN”: 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, opening Friday, through Oct. 18. Quintessential American theater work about small-town USA, love, loss and triumph, with a unique New Orleans inspiration. $35 and up for adults; $15 children. Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2081.
  • “MY FAIR LADY”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Lerner and Lowe’s retelling of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” takes to the stage for the first production in the new performance venue. Filled with memorable songs, this show features “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely” and “Get Me to the Church On Time.” $40 and up. (504) 885-2000.
  • “STAGE KISS”: 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 10; Ashé Power House, 1713 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep presents Sarah Ruhl’s comedy of a play within a play about love on and off stage. Previews ($25) Sept. 16-18. $40, $35 seniors/theater professionals, $25 35 and under, $20 teachers. (504) 522-6545.
  • COMEDY GUMBEAUX: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Open mic with seasoned performers.
  • “I’M STILL, STILL HERE, ME”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Ricky Graham recreates his post-Katrina show filled with New Orleans characters for the 10th anniversary of the storm, with Jefferson Turner on piano. $28. (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221.
  • “AIN’T GOT NO HOME”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 11, Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. The story that began with “Blueberry Hill” continues with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society jukebox production of classic tuns, written and directed by Butch Caire. $30, $27 seniors/military, $25 students. (504) 885-2000.
  • “QUILLS”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 17; Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Regional premiere of the work that delves into the mind of the Marquis de Sade, portrayed by Ronald Brister. Peppered with dark humor and issues relevant to today’s world, the work challenges the audience’s views about censorship, pornography, sex, art and religion. $22 and up. (985) 649-3727.


  • “OLEANNA”: 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 6-10, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, Delgado Drama Hall, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. The theater program presents David Mamet’s study of a student and professor when sexual misconduct accusations are raised. $10, $8 students/faculty/staff. (504) 671-6360.
  • “THE MISANTHROPE”: 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 6-10, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11; Lupin Theatre, 16 Newcomb Blvd., Dixon Annex, Tulane University, New Orleans. Tulane Department of Theatre and Dance presents Moliere’s rich comedy of the absurdities of social and literary pretensions. $8 and up. (504) 865-5106.
  • “FLORA THE RED MENACE”: 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday Oct. 7-10, 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 11, Nims Black Box Theatre, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. John Kander and Fred Ebb musical about 1930s New York and a heroine with charm and perhaps more than she can handle. $15. (504) 940-2854.
  • “VARLA JEAN MERMAN’S BIG BLACK HOLE!”: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8-10, Mag’s Cabaret, 940 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans. The self-described “drag chanteuse” takes to the stars for a sci-fi creation in search of fame and stardom. Oct. 8 is a benefit for the Krewe of Satyricon. $25.
  • “A NEW BRAIN”: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8-10, 12, 16-19, 22-24, 26; Kajun’s Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A songwriter has new appreciation for life and his relationships after a neurological incident and operation, staring Chris Wecklein in this William Finn-James Lapine show. $25 and up. (504) 616-9260.
  • “KATRINA, THE MOTHER-IN-LAW OF ’EM ALL”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, October 9-25, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Five Katrina survivors gather at the Mother-in-Law Lounge to retrace their footsteps in this comedy. $16.
  • “ROCKY HORROR SHOW”: 8 p.m. Oct. 23-31; 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 x 273.
  • “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, 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.


  • “SISTER ACT” AND “MARY POPPINS”: 10 a.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday; Jefferson Performing Arts Society Rehearsal Space, 5005 Bloomfield St., Jefferson. Open auditions for two productions for 17 and older. Members of Actors Equity are welcome. Prepare a monologue, one song from the musical and one song of auditioner’s choice. Bring music, resume and photo. Signup for 10-minute audition slots. No phone calls.