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Performing Arts Calendar

March

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, NationalWW2Museum.org

7-12
Beautiful – the Carole King Musical
The early life and music of singer Carole King is depicted in this Tony Award-winning jukebox musical. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

10-26
Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps
Ricky Graham directs the comedic spoof of the classic 1935 Hitchcock thriller with only four actors playing over 150 characters. It is part whodunit, espionage thriller and slapstick comedy. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com

10
Augustin Hadelich Plays Bartok
Superstar violinist Augustin Hadelich joins the Louisiana Philharmonic for Bartok’s Transylvanian Dances. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOmusic.com

12
Great Scott! Joplin in the Quarter with Pianist Richard Dowling
Pianist and former New Orleans International Piano Competition gold medalist Richard Dowling performs a selection of Scott Joplin’s masterpieces in honor of the 100th anniversary of his death. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

15
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

16
“Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5”
Aside from the titular symphony, this show features world-renowned cellist Jesus Castro-Balbi tackling Witold Lutoslawski’s ground-breaking Cello Concerto. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOmusic.com

17-26
Tarzan: The Musical
Based on the 1999 Disney blockbuster, the musical follows the adventures of Tarzan, the boy raised by apes. Phil Collins provided music and lyrics. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, 731-4700, JPAS.org

18
Bill Maher
Comedian and HBO host Bill Maher brings his scathing political commentary to the Crescent City for one night only. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

18
“Stars of American Ballet Encore!”
An elite, all-star ensemble of ballet dancers perform classical masterpieces by Ulysses Dove, George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon and more. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com

19
Circus Parade
The Louisiana Philharmonic’s final family concert of the season goes under the big top for a performance of carnival-themed music. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOmusic.com

22
Brain Candy Live!
Described as “a cross between TED talks and the Blue Man Group,” Adam Savage and Michael Stevens show off crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

March 23-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, NationalWW2Museum.org

23-24
“Classical Mystery Tour: Music of the Beatles”
The Louisiana Philharmonic performs over 30 classic Beatles songs in honor of the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOmusic.com

March 24-April 2 & 13-15
Dividing the Estate
A mother and her three children squabble over their family’s land in this dark comedy by Horton Foote. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

25-26
Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour
Comedian, actor, author and director Chris Rock returns to stand-up for two nights at the Saenger. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

29
Brian Wilson Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour
Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson performs the legendary album Pet Sounds in its entirety. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

31
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

 

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