• “DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $37; $35 seniors; $32 students and active military. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “THE ODD COUPLE”: Through Sunday, Playmakers Inc., 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. The female version of Neil Simon’s classic comedy hits the stage. $15, $10 students. (985) 893-1671. www.playmakersinc.com
  • “ANTIGONE”: 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The ancient Greek classic by Sophocles about struggle and tyranny with an entirely female cast. $20. (504) 298-8676. www.oldmarquer.com.
  • “ROBIN HOOD — THIEF, BRIGAND”: 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday; Sydney and Walda Bestoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. NOLA Project and NOMA present a new telling of the classic tale of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor by Andrew Vaught and directed by Beau Bratcher. Blankets, chairs encouraged, food and beverage for purchase. $20, $14 NOMA and Backstage Pass members. (504) 658-4100. www.nolaproject.com or noma.org.
  • “THE MIRACLE WORKER”: Through June 7, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays; Bayou Playhouse, 101 Main St., Lockport. Autobiographical story of Helen Keller and teacher Annie Sullivan, starring local film and television actress Lucy Martin — Keller’s great-grandniece — in the title role. $25 advance, $27 door. (888) 992-2968. www.bayouplayhouse.com.
  • MUSICAL THEATER SHOWCASE: 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, Lupin Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. An end-of-year showcase by theater students. www.nocca.com/celebration-season.
  • “MUCK DYNASTY”: 7 p.m., Thursday, Andrea’s Restaurant, 3100 19th St., Metairie. Philip Melancon and Chris Champagne in a satirical romp through the landscape of New Orleans and Louisiana politics in music and comedy. $15. (504) 202-0986.
  • “THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE”: 6 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, ; Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Written by LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theater, the work focuses on the stories of five young people at a community gender and sexuality alliance in the days leading up to a fateful event. $20, $10 youth. www.loudnola.org. www.midcitytheater.com.
  • “MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG:”: Opening Friday, , 7:30 p.m. through June 6 except Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sunday; discount Wednesday, May 27; Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical looks at composure Franklin Shepard’s life. $15 and up. (504) 522-2081. www.lepetittheatre.com.
  • “THE COLOR PURPLE”: Opening Friday, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through June 15; 8 p.m. Sunday, June 7 only; Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. The dramatic story of sisters separated by miles and years, and their journeys through life to return to each other. The musical version of the award-winning film. $25. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.
  • COMMUNITY CHAMBER MUSIC READING PARTY: 8 p.m., Monday, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Pianists, string players, wind and brass players (dependent on repertoire availability and sign-up) play chamber music with others. Preregistration required. (504) 451-6578. www.birdfootbestivalText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color.org/community-chamber-music-reading-party.
  • BIRDFOOT FESTIVAL OPEN REHEARSALS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Experience the creative process behind musical performance as Birdfoot artists prepare chamber music. Fine artists are welcome to bring their sketch pads (no photography or recording). www.birdfootfestival.org.
  • SPOKEN WORD & MUSIC: 6 p.m., Thursday, May 28, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1715 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Interactive program of music, poetry and conversations about the legacy of Hurricane Katrina. www.birdfootfestival.org.
  • “SONGS OF A PEOPLE — MUSIC OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE”: 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 29, Marigny Opera House, 725 Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Ivan Griffin, bass-baritone, presents with pianist Michael Borowitz and narrator Michael Boucree. $20 suggested donation. (504) 948-9998. www.marignyoperahouse.org.
  • GALA CONCERT: 8 p.m., Saturday, May 30, Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Mentoring program 7:15 p.m.. Works by Mozart, von Dohnanyi and Tchaikovsky. $25, $10 student. www.birdfootfestival.org.
  • “PETER AND TINK”: 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31, Playmakers Inc., 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Presented by members of SLU’s Alpha Psi Omega, national honorary theater society, the show takes a trip to Neverland to discover how Pan came to be. $10, $5 students. (225) 241-1881. www.playmakersinc.com.
  • “ON THE AIR, THE LIVE BROADCAST MUSICAL”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show Sundays, through May 31, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. An ode to radio’s golden age featuring sweet and soulful musical hits of the 1940s, the show is a trip back in time. “Hugh Dat and his Mystery Band” provide a musical score featuring popular gems recorded by Louis Jordan, the Mills Brothers, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., the Ink Spots and more. (504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT AMERICA’S WARTIME SWEETHEARTS: 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A tribute to the Andrews Sisters. $40. (504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • “THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE”: 8 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday (previews); opening 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, June 4-6, 11, 18-20; 9 p.m. May 30; 6 p.m. June 7, 21; Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Yvette Hargis takes on the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner one-woman show with 12 characters. $15 previews, $20 performances. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • CELLO RECITAL: 6 p.m., Monday, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. LPO cellist Jeanne Jaubert presents student recital of 10. Limited tickets. (504) 4887-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • ARLEN DARLIN’: 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Heidi and Phil Melancon present an evening of Harold Arlen’s hits form the 1930s and ’40s $15, $20 VIP. (504) 4887-1460. www.midcitytheatre.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.
  • “BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM”: 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays, June 5-28; NOCCA Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. NOCCA alum and movie and TV actor Wendell Pierce stars in Jackie Alexander’s work about gentrification threatening a New Orleans neighborhood and the bond between brothers. $30, $25 seniors and students. www.thebillieholiday.org. (504) 940-2800.

AUDITIONS

  • JPAS YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE: Register now. Program aimed at children from third to 12th grade, produces four musicals, including “Hairspray Jr.,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” Space limited, registration packets online. (504) 885-2000, ext. 211. www.jpas.org.