New Orleans Stages Calendar for Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2015 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- In his newest one-man show, 'Be a New Orleanian: A Swearing In Ceremony,' presented by Dirty Coast, Jim Fitzmorris provides a series of tips for anyone who wants to call themselves a New Orleanian. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 27-Sept. 26 (no show Sept. 5) at the Theater at St. Claude, TICKETS: $20 ($40 for opening night gala) INFO: (504) 638-6326

  • “BE A NEW ORLEANIAN — A SWEARING IN CEREMONY”: 8 p.m., Thursdays to Saturdays, 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 after-party. $20, $40 gala; (504) 638-6326. tickets-18005540055 .
  • 9TH WARD IMPROV OPERA: 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Maurice Church, 605 St. Maurice Ave., New Orleans; also Friday, 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.
  • “FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC”: 8 p.m. Thursday to Monday, 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.
  • “KATRINA —MOTHER-IN-LAW OF ’EM ALL”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. The play centers on five Katrina survivors who gather at the famous Mother-in-Law Lounge to retrace their journey. $15 and up. (504) 528-9569.
  • “ONCE ON THIS ISLAND”: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through Sept. 5, Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert St., Slidell. A musical blend of Hans Christian Andersen and William Shakespeare, with a bit of ancient Greece thrown in for good measure. $22 and up. (985) 649-3727.
  • “LIVIN’ NEW ORLEANS ... HOT, WET & NAUGHTY”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mag’s 940, 940 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans. Becky Allen, Marshall Harris and Jim Walpole celebrate the Crescent City in a cabaret show. Sunday performance benefits PFLAG New Orleans and features Elizabeth Bouvier. $20, $25 Sunday. (504)302-1438.
  • “MARY POPPINS”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 13; Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. The Walt Disney version of P.L. Travers’ book comes to musical life onstage, with chalk pavement pictures, dancing chimney sweeps and the magical governess. $25, $15 youth. (985) 641-0324.
  • “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.
  • 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 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.
  • “MARIE ANTOINETTE”: 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 20, Nims Black Box Theatre, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Regional premiere of the play about the French royal who was the reality star of her day. Pre-show dinner available at Press Street Station. $20 and up. (504) 302-9117.
  • “THE PRODUCERS”: 8 p.m. Fridays to Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 27, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 24; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The Mel Brooks classic stage and screen musical smash comes to Rivertown under the direction of Ricky Graham to open the playhouse’s season. $36 and up. (504) 461-9475.


  • “ORPHEUS DESCENDING”: 3 p.m., Actors’ Equity Association members, 4 p.m. open, Saturday, Lab Theatre, UNO Performing Arts Center, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans; also Sunday, same times, Nims Theatre, UNO. Southern Rep will present Tennessee Williams’ classic of tale of love, betrayal, family intrigue and Southern sensibilities in March and April. Cast calls for six men and six women, various ages. Only Actors’ Equity members may email for audition appointments. Three copies of headshot and résumé are required. For sides, see
  • “KATRINA — THE MOTHER-IN-LAW OF ’EM ALL”: 7 p.m., Sunday and Monday, 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.