The mystery, magic and chaos that surrounds the enduring tale of a boy and his love for a princess take the stage at the Cutting Edge Theater for “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” open on Friday and until July 27 at 767, boul. at Slidell.
Based on the 1992 Disney animated feature film, the story follows the adventures of a wise peasant in Agrabah. With the help of a quick-talking genius, Aladdin, in the guise of Prince Ali Ababua, hopes to win the hand of Princess Jasmine. But the Sultan’s evil adviser, Jafar, has other plans for Aladdin and Jasmine.
The title role is Anthony Pegues, with Burgan Luther as Jasmine, Ina Pegues as Genie and Nico Barrueto as Aladdin’s ape sidekick, Abu.
Tickets for the production must be requested and purchased in advance from Wednesday to Saturday at the Attractions lounge or by SMS (985) 285-6666 and include the name, day and date of the show, number of seats, telephone and e-mail. For information, visit theatredecoupe.com.
Laugh it off
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society makes another trip to The Comedy Zone at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday for a night of laughs at the Westwego Performing Arts Theater, 177 Sala Ave.
Atlanta-based Shaun Jones brings his unique world view to his comedy performance, making a name for himself around the world by sharing his humor.
Moody Molavi takes the stage with his Iranian father, American mother, a Southern Baptist, and a twisted in-laws situation, making for an interesting comedy.
Tickets $ 20. Visit japs.org.
House of Hilarity
Comedy House New Orleans, a âstand-up comedy boutique,â ââhas opened at 609 Fulton St. in New Orleans and has a program that’s designed to be fun.
Local talent takes the stage in a showcase for the “Fulton Street Comedy Hour” at 8pm Thursday.
New Orleans and stand-up veterinarian Mark Caesar is the featured funny man Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Comedy House talents riff on the events of the week from the public in “F * ck This Week” at 7pm Sunday.
Open mic is the name of the game for “House Party: A Showcase Comedy with Ian Rice” Wednesday at 8:00 PM. This event is free.
Tickets for the shows start at $ 25. Visit comedyhousenola.com.
Funny festival a tasty treat
Improvisation, stand-up and podcasts are all part of the Amuse Bouche Comedy Fest at 5 p.m. Saturday at AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., in New Orleans.
The MoonCricket Productions, the black live entertainment company that creates immersive events, hosts the one-day festival spotlight acts as well as live trailers for the upcoming interactive play, “Stangela’s Swamp Thing,” slated for July production.
Hosted by Rochelle McConio, Tiye Jones and TK Fairley, tickets are $ 20 to $ 45. Visit mooncricketproductions.com/shows.
Summer lyrics foresee ‘Grand Night’
Tulane University’s Summer Lyric Theater continues its seasonal selection of shows with a “Great Night of Singing” June 24-27.
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II will soar through Dixon Hall on the Tulane campus as the theater company returns to its traditional space. The music review features works from nine stage shows and two musicals, including “The King and I”, “State Fair”, “South Pacific”, “Cinderella”, “The Sound of Music” and some of the lesser viewed shows including “Allegro”, “Me and Juliet” and “Flower Drum Song”.
Diane Lala spearheads the production as a director and choreographer.
The show will take place from June 24 to 27, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets start at $ 25. Visit summerlyric.tulane.edu.
‘Shrek Jr.’ arrives on stage at JPAS
The adorable ogre of the animated feature DreamWorks will take center stage June 23-25 ââat Theater Kids at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center! production of “Shrek The Musical Jr.”
When his swamp fills with fairy-tale creatures, Shrek sets out to rescue Princess Fiona for little Lord Farquaad so he can return to a lonely existence.
With twists and turns and an obnoxious ass, the show is filled with music, merriment, and a bit of chaos.
The shows take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at 6400 Airline Drive in Metairie. Tickets start at $ 18. jpas.org.