New Orleans stages calendar, April 11-18, 2013

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

  • ‘MOLD’: 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday, The Freeport-McMoRan Theater, the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep Theatre. $35; $30, seniors, students, teachers, military personnel and theatre professionals. (504) 522-6545.

FRIDAY

  • ‘THIS SWEATY CITY’ PILOT EPISODE LIVE PERFORMANCE: 8 p.m., Shawdowbox Theatre, St Claude Ave, New Orleans. The debut of GRP’s radio performance serial “This Sweaty City” in a live performance. The pilot episode of “This Sweaty City” was written by GRP members Chris Kaminstein, Shannon Flaherty and Will Bowling. General admission, $5. http://theshadowboxtheatre.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • DISNEY’S ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’: 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary’s Dominican High School, Sister Ambrose Reggio O.P. Gymnasium, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans. $15, adults; $10, children 12 and younger; $10, Dominican students. (504) 865-9401, ext. 4158.
  • ‘DREAMGIRLS’: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m., Sunday, Cook Theatre on Dillard University’s campus, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Directed by Troy R. Poplous. (504) 816-4857.

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY

  • ‘MADAME BUTTERFLY’: 8 p.m., Friday; 2:30 p.m, Sunday, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 801 Rampart St., New Orleans. Presented by the New Orleans Opera Association. http://mahaliajacksontheater.com or (504) 287-0351.

SUNDAY

  • OPEN-CALL AUDITIONS FOR SEASON THREE OF ‘THE X FACTOR’: 7 a.m., Lakefront Arena , 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Wristbands will be distributed to auditioners from approximately 8:00 a.m. on Friday until approximately 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. http://www.fox.com/theXfactor.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

  • ‘ALMOST, MAINE’ BY JOHN CARIANI: 8 p.m., Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre, 215 McWilliams Hall, New Orleans. Set in the small, mythic town of Almost, Maine, this romantic play is a series of nine short vignettes exploring love and loss. $12. (504) 865-5106. http://tulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance/box-office.cfm.
  • ‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, 801 Rampart St., New Orleans. Performance of the Broadway musical. Tickets start at $32. http://mahaliajacksontheater.com or (504) 287-0351.