New Orleans stages calendar, May 9-15, 2013

THURSDAY

“DREAMGIRLS” FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST JENNIFER HOLLIDAY: 8 p.m., Lawless Memorial Chapel, Dillard University, New Orleans. All proceeds will go toward student scholarships. $25. http://dillard.edu.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

“THE ADVENTURES OF BUTT BOY AND TIGGER”: 8 p.m., The Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., New Orleans. $15. (504) 218-0055 or http://www.elmtheatre.org.

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY

“MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING”: 5 p.m., seating begins; 7 p.m., show, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Production by the NOLA project and NOMA. $18, general admission; $10, NOMA members, university students and children ages 7 to 17. http://noma.org.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

CHAPTER TWO: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

“THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday, St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Performance by St. Philip Neri’s Drama Program. $4-$10. (504) 887-5600, ext. 82.

“DRIVING MISS DAISY”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Performance by JPAS. Thursday preview: $10. All other performances: $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.

“SHOWBOAT”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. (985) 641-0324.

“GYPSY”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $30-$35. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

SATURDAY

SPRING DANCE CONCERT: 7 p.m., NOCCA-New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. http://www.nocca.com.

MONDAY

CABARET OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Bring your music (in the correct key) and show us your talent or come and watch the fun. Pay what you can. http://midcitytheatre.wordpress.com.

TUESDAY

PLAY/WRITE 2013: 7 p.m., Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Ten student plays. Five theatre companies. The showcase is the culmination of 11 weeks of playwriting classes taught by teaching artists to 110 students in three New Orleans schools. $10. http://www.dillard.edu.

WEDNESDAY

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA — GIULIO CESARE ENCORE: 6:30 p.m., AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan. David Daniels sings the title role and Natalie Dessay stars as Cleopatra in Handel’s opera. Harry Bicket conducts. http://www.amctheatres.com.

ONGOING

“WICKED”: Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. Tickets start at $50. http://www.ticketmaster.com or (888) 982-2787.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS “ROCKIN’ EVER AFTER”: UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. $18-$65. (800) 745-3000 or http://www.Ticketmaster.com or http://arena.uno.edu.