• “PAPER AIRPLANES”: 9 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday; Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Lux et Umbra company presents Salvatore Mannino’s story of betrayal in New York City; part of the “Page to Stage — A New Play Festival.” $10 or $20 pass for three shows in the festival. (504) 298-8676. oldmarquer.com.
  • “MARY POPPINS”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. The Walt Disney version of P.L. Travers’ book comes to musical life onstage, with chalk pavement pictures, dancing chimney sweeps and the magical governess. $25, $15 youth. (985) 641-0324. slidelllittletheatre.org.
  • “THAT’LL BE THE DAY” A BUDDY HOLLY TRIBUTE: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Jim Greer performs some of Holly’s biggest hits in the guise of the rocker himself. $22.50 and up. (985) 649-3727. cuttingedgetheater.com.
  • KM DANCE PROJECT: 8 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, Freeport-McMoRan Theater, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. An evening of dance includes works by three emerging New Orleans choreographers: Kesha McKey, Jarrewll Hamilton and Catherine Caldwell. $20 advance, $25 door, $15 students/seniors/members. (504) 528-3800. cacno.org.
  • “MARIE ANTOINETTE”: 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 20, Nims Black Box Theatre, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Regional premiere of the play about the French royal who was the reality star of her day. Pre-show dinner available at Press Street Station. $20 and up. (504) 302-9117. nolaproject.com.
  • “ERRATA”: 7 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays, through Sept. 20; Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Lux et Umbra company presents the play based on Michael Allen Zell’s novel of the same name; part of the “Page to Stage — A New Play Festival.” $10 or $20 pass for three shows in the festival. (504) 298-8676. oldmarquer.com.
  • “BE A NEW ORLEANIAN — A SWEARING IN CEREMONY”: 8 p.m., Thursdays to Saturdays, through Sept. 26, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Jim Fitzmorris’ comic ride through what it takes to be a citizen of the Crescent City. A gala opening night includes pre-show performances and after-party. $20, $40 gala; (504) 638-6326. eventbrite.com/e/be-a-new-orleanian-a-swearing-in-ceremony- tickets-18005540055.
  • “THE PRODUCERS”: 8 p.m. Fridays to Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 27, 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The Mel Brooks classic stage and screen musical smash comes to Rivertown under the direction of Ricky Graham to open the playhouse’s season. $36 and up. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “FENCES”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 27; Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. August Wilson’s memorable look into the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League home run king now a garbage collector. $20, $18 students/seniors. (504) 862-7529. anthonybeantheater.com.
  • “STAGE KISS”: 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, opening Sept. 19 through Oct. 10; Ashé Power House, 1713 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep presents Sarah Ruhl’s comedy of a play within a play about love on and off stage. Previews ($25) Sept. 16-18. $40, $35 seniors/theater professionals, $25 35 and under, $20 teachers. (504) 522-6545. southernrep.com.
  • COMEDY GUMBEAUX: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Open mic with seasoned performers. comedygumbeaux.com.
  • AMATEUR OPEN MIC NIGHTS: 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, La Nuit Comedy Theatre, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Comedy Sportz competitive, clean, all-ages improvisation. $12 adults, $8 kids under 18. (504) 390-4958. www.nolacomedy.com.
  • “NEUTRAL GROUND POETRY FORUM: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Neutral Ground Coffee House, 5110 Danneel St., New Orleans. (504) 891-3381.
  • “THE LITTLE MERMAID”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and Sept. 20, 8 p.m. Sept. 18-19, 2 p.m. Sept. 19-20; Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Disney’s animated classic of the princess mermaid who longs to walk on land and falls in love with Prince Eric comes to life in this production. $35 up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.
  • “THE VICTORY BELLES — SONGS THAT WON THE WAR”: 11:45 a.m. seating for buffet, 12:45 p.m. show; Wednesdays Sept. 16 through Nov. 25, opening night 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Tuesday, Sept. 15; BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. This show brings back the great songs of the Great War. $30 show only opening night; $40 matinee buffet; $65 dinner and show. (504) 528-1944 x 273. nationalww2museum.org.
  • “VIVARIUM”: 9 p.m. Sept. 17-19, 5 p.m., Sept. 20; Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Lux et Umbra company presents the dark and blisteringly funny work about a man on the brink of suicide and a serial killer who interrupts his attempt. Part of the “Page to Stage — A New Play Festival.” $10 or $20 pass for three shows in the festival. (504) 298-8676. oldmarquer.com.
  • “THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES — BOB HOPE AND HIS ALL-STAR PACIFIC TOUR”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show, Sundays, Sept. 18-27, Oct. 23-25, Nov. 6-8, 21-22; Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.

AUDITIONS

  • “JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH”: By appointment, Saturday, Sept. 12, Conservatory Studio, 5005 Bloomfield, Metairie. Children ages 7-14 may sign up for roles in the stage version of Roald Dahl’s musical story. Audition information and scheduling are available online. SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0F4AADA82CABF94-jpas.
  • “THE SNOW QUEEN” BALLET: noon, Sept. 26, 3621 Florida Ave., Kenner. Jefferson Ballet Theatre and Jefferson Ballet Theatre II will hold auditions for a January production of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale. Male and female dancers ages 9-12 will audition from noon to 1:30 p.m., 13 and older from 1:30 p.m. Audition/class fee $15 for those not registered with Jefferson Ballet School. (504) 468-1231. jeffersonballettheatre.com.