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Performing Arts Calendar

May

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

3
Pixies

The groundbreaking alt-rock band hits New Orleans as part of a five-week tour across North America. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

4
The Revivalists

The seven-piece New Orleans roots-driven rock band puts on a high-octane live show full of instrumental virtuosity and charismatic vocals. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 247-4870, OrpheumNOLA.com

5-21
Bye Bye Birdie

Inspired by the story of Elvis Presley receiving his draft notice into the Army in 1957, this hit musical has spawned sequels, revivals, films and a TV production.  Rivertown Theater, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com

5
WWOZ Presents Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Presents Exile on Bourbon Street

Karl Denson, now a touring saxophonist with The Rolling Stones, returns to his main project, the Tiny Universe, for a Cinco de Mayo show. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 247-4870, OrpheumNOLA.com

5-June 25
Ain’t Misbehavin’

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and ’30s comes to life with this musical revue featuring memorable songs like “This Joint Is Jumpin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose.” The Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943, NationalWW2Museum.org

6
Galactic with The Infamous

Cool off from a hot day at Jazz Fest with New Orleans’ own Galactic, a funk and jazz jam band. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 247-4870, OrpheumNOLA.com

9-14
Finding Neverland

This musical adaptation of the 2004 hit film tells the magical story of how playwright J.M. Barrie created the character of Peter Pan. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

10-28
The Spider Queen

An adventurous teenage girl and a squeamish park ranger team up for scavenger hunt and discover a strange kingdom with fantastic creatures and villains. NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park, 302-9117, NOLAProject.com

11
Fidelity’s Concerts in the Park: Swing in the Park

The LPO’s celebration of musical favorites from the past and present comes to Lafreniere Park in Metairie. Bring your own chairs and refreshments! Lafreniere Park, Metairie, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

13
Jessica Lang Dance

Jessica Lang’s technically stunning dancers rivet audiences with spellbinding, artfully crafted works. This performance will honor veterans and those touched by the aftermath of war. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com    

17
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

18
Pepe Romero and The Three Cornered Hat

Superstar guitarist Pepe Romero performs exuberant music from the popular ballet, The Three Cornered Hat. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 247-4870, OrpheumNOLA.com

19
The Victory Belles

These delightful ladies serenade audiences with the music of the 1940s, including gems of the World War II era as well as patriotic classics saluting each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943, NationalWW2Museum.org

27
Trey Songz Presents: Tremaine the Tour

New Orleans is part of a 20-date tour for hip hop star Trey Songz promoting his new work, Tremaine the Album. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 247-4870, OrpheumNOLA.com

31-June 25
Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)

A young man in 1863 is promised his freedom from slavery if he fights for the Confederate side. What he finds on the battlefield will change him forever. Loyola University Marquette Theater, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 522-6545, SouthernRep.com

 

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