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Performing Arts Calendar

April

Through June 28
The Vic-Tones

Watch this dynamic male vocal trio sing 1940s standards like “Chatanooga Choo Choo” and “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” every Wednesday through June. The Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943, NationalWW2Musem.org

Through April 22
Biloxi Blues

Neil Simon’s award-winning comedy focuses on a young writer negotiating the trials of boot camp during World War II in Biloxi. The Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943, NationalWW2Musem.org

Through April 2 & April 13-15
Dividing the Estate

A mother and her three children squabble over their family’s land in this dark comedy from Horton Foote. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

April 2
You Don’t Know the Half of It

Local writers script scenes. Half of the actors work from the script; the other half are improvisers making it up as they go along. It all adds up to great fun. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

April 2
Faust

This timeless opera tells the story of a man willing to sell his soul to the devil for a chance at happiness and love. Sung in French with English text projected above the stage. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com

April 4-9
The Bodyguard

Based on the blockbuster 1992 film, R&B superstar Deborah Cox takes the Whitney Houston role as a singer terrorized by an unknown stalker. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

April 6
Water Music

The Louisiana Philharmonic plays aquatic works from composers past and present, including Bach, Ibert and Handel. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

April 8
New Water Music

Composer Yotam Haber will debut his New Water Music on Lake Pontchartrain in a spectacularly choreographed presentation. Seabrook Boat Launch, 523-6350, LPOmusic.com

April 12
Debauchery!

New Orleans’ live, ongoing soap opera enters its seventh season as sisters Chanel and Cartier continue their outrageous adventures. The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 522-6545, SouthernRep.com

April 18
Bob Weir & the Campfire Band

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir recently released his first solo album in 10 years and he’s playing his new music at the Saenger. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

April 20 & 22
Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony

Take a musical journey to Scotland with the LPO’s principal flutist, Heather Zinninger Yarmel as she performs Christopher Rouse’s “Flute Concerto,” followed by Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony No. 3. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOmusic.com

April 21
Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape Tour

Grammy-nominated comedian and bestselling author Jim Gaffigan is on tour to promote his new standup album Contagious. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

April 21-23
Guys and Dolls

Gambler Nathan Detroit scrambles to set up the biggest crap game in town, keep the cops off his back and prevent his longtime girlfriend from leaving him in this rollicking musical. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Dive, 731-4700, JPAS.org

April 23
No Strings Attached

The LPO’s final chamber music program of the season features vibrant selections from America and the Caribbean, as well as works from Beethoven and Mozart. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., 523-6530, LPOmusic.com

April 22
Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Dwight Rhoden’s kinetic choreography and Desmond Richardson’s daredevil dancing is set to a soundtrack of pop, rock and classical anthems and makes for an unforgettable performance. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com

April 25
Fidelity’s Concerts in the Park: Swing in the Oaks

Bring lawn chairs, refreshments and the entire family for this celebration of popular music favorites from the past and present. City Park’s Great Lawn, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

April 26
Alton Brown Live – Eat Your Science!

Food Network star Alton Brown, inventor of the live culinary variety show, is on tour with songs, comedy, puppets and outrageous food demonstrations. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

April 29
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s Treme Threauxdown

Legendary local musician Trombone Shorty plays his annual show at the Saenger to ring in festival season. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

 

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