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2015 Fall Entertainment Preview: Stage 

click to enlarge Oct. 8 Girls’ night! Varla’s new show!

Oct. 8
Girls’ night!
Varla’s new show!

For box office and venue addresses, see page 23.

Thru Sept. 27
Blueberry Hill (Teatro Wego!)
Butch Caire's jukebox musical features New Orleanians reflecting on their changing lives, inspired by R&B hits by Fats Domino, Irma Thomas and others.

Thru Sept. 27
Fences (Anthony Bean Community Theater)
August Wilson's drama about a man struggling to lead his family.

Thru Oct. 10
Stage Kiss (Ashe Power House Theater)
Southern Rep presents a comedy about actors, who were former lovers, reunited onstage in an intimate drama.

Sept. 25-Oct. 4
My Fair Lady (Jefferson Performing Arts Center)
Henry Higgins tries to turn flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a lady in the classic musical.

Oct. 1-4
I'm Still Here, Me! (Rivertown Theaters)
Ricky Graham reprises his cabaret show about living in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.

Oct. 2-11
Ain't Got No Home (Teatro Wego!)
Butch Caire's sequel to his jukebox musical featuring New Orleans R&B hits.

Oct. 2
Ethel's Documerica (Contemporary Arts Center)
The new music string quartet presents a multimedia concert.

Oct. 2-18
Our Town (Le Petit Theatre)
Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winner looks at intertwined families in a small town.

Oct. 7
The Screwtape Letters (Saenger Theatre)
Max McLean stars in the adaptation of C.S. Lewis' novel about the struggle to be good or evil, from the point of view of a demon.

Oct. 8-26
A New Brain (Kajuns' Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave.)
See 'Em On Stage presents an immersive show about a musician who wants to recover from illness to complete unfinished works but the experience causes him to re-evaluate his life.

Oct. 8-10
Varla Jean Merman's Big Black Hole (Mags 940, 940 Elysian Fields Ave.)
Varla Jean Merman probes the wonders of outer space in a new cabaret show.

Oct. 11
Masters of Illusion (Saenger Theatre)
The magic show features illusions, levitation, comedy, dance and more.

Oct. 18
So You Think You Can Dance (Saenger Theatre)
Competitors from season 12 of the TV show perform.

Oct. 22-Nov. 8
Clown Bar (Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St.)
The NOLA Project presents Adam Szymkowicz's immersive comedy about the clown underworld.

Oct. 22-Nov. 7
Sonata for Four Hands (NOCCA, Marsalis Jazz Studio)
Bridget Erin's new play follows two young musicians who become involved while collaborating on a challenging piece of music.

Oct. 27-Nov. 1
Cinderella (Saenger Theatre)
The touring Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical version of the fairy tale.

Nov. 5-15
Terminator: The Musical (Old Marquer Theatre)
From the production company that did Musical of the Living Dead and Evil Dead: The Musical, it's the Terminator, and he sings.

Nov. 5-29
Uncle Vanya: Quarter Life Crisis (The Ether Dome, 3625 St. Claude Ave.)
Goat in the Road Productions presents an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic reworked for a local setting and contemporary characters.

Nov. 6-22
The Addams Family (Rivertown Theaters)
In the musical based on the cartoon, the macabre family is unnerved when Wednesday wants to wed a normal boy.

Nov. 6-22
Blithe Spirit (Playmakers Theatre)
A novelist exploring the supernatural for a novel accidentally invokes the wrath of his deceased ex-wife.

Nov. 6-15
Simply Irma (Anthony Bean Community Theater)
Irma Thomas stars in a biopic musical, featuring "Ruler of My Heart," "It's Raining" and more of her popular songs.

Nov. 7-22
Hello Josephine (Teatro Wego!)
The third installment of Butch Caire's jukebox musical featuring New Orleans R&B hits.

Nov. 7-21
Song of a Man Coming Through (First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St.)
Southern Rep presents the premiere of local playwrights Joe Morris Doss and son Andrew Doss' story of convicted murderer Earnest Knighton Jr. and his quest to turn his life around in jail.

Nov. 8
America's Got Talent Live (Saenger Theatre)
The touring version of the NBC variety competition features comedian Taylor Williamson, singer Emily West, dance duo Blue Journey, magician Smoothini and others.

Nov. 8
Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque (Joy Theater)
The Seattle troupe performs a burlesque show with tributes to Star Wars, A Clockwork Orange, Orange is the New Black and other pop culture.

Nov. 13
Mythbusters : Jamie and Adam Unleashed (Saenger Theatre)
The hosts of the Discovery channel show presents science experiments, video, stories about the show and more.

Nov. 13-22
Fishers of Men (Ashe Power House Theater)
In Harold Ellis Clarke's award-winning play, an ex-con-turned-church leader confronts danger as he reaches out to help troubled men.

Nov. 19-21
The Mutilated (Contemporary Arts Center)
Mink Stole, who appeared in all of director John Waters' films, stars with Donna Duplantier in Tennessee Williams' play about a colorful mix of sailors, prostitutes, misfits and others one might meet during an odd evening in the French Quarter.

Dec. 1-6
Newsies (Saenger Theatre)
Based on the 1899 newsboys' strike, paper boys stand up to industry giants in the David-versus-Goliath Disney musical.

Dec. 1-20
The Winter's Tale (New Orleans Museum of Art)
The NOLA Project presents Shakespeare's tale of a suspicious and jealous king who risks losing everything.

Dec. 4-20
The Bluest Eye (Le Petit Theatre)
Lydia R. Diamond's adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel about a young girl who prays for blue eyes as a solution to a world prejudiced against her black skin.

Dec. 4-13
Sister Act (Jefferson Performing Arts Center)
An aspiring singer witnesses a crime and hides in a convent, where she breathes new life into the choir.

Dec. 5
Kim Russo (Civic Theatre)
The psychic from the A&E Lifetime show The Haunting performs live.

Dec. 11
The Grey Automobile with Troker (Contemporary Arts Center)
The Mexican avant garde jazz rock band performs a live score to the 1919 silent action film about police chasing outlaws. Troker performs a concert Dec. 12 as well.

Dec. 11-13
Let There Be Light (Playmakers Theatre)
Kids surprise their small Midwestern community when they combine religions in their own vision for the annual holiday show.

Dec. 17
A John Waters Christmas (Civic Theatre)
The filmmaker and writer shares offbeat holiday tales.

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