June 18-21 | Tulane University opens its Summer Lyric Theatre series with this musical based on Douglass Wallop's The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. Here, a devilish Mr. Applegate turns a nobody into the star player for The Washington Senators, with a score featuring standards like "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets." Visit www.summerlyric.tulane.edu for details. At Tulane's Dixon Hall.
Sat. June 20 | The bawdy comic, singer and actress returns to New Orleans with her #blessed comeback tour and one-woman show, a mix of belted cabaret and pop medley with a firm dose of reality checks, pop-culture takedowns and unapologetic humor. At 8 p.m. at The Joy Theater.