OPENING THIS WEEK

  • “AAVV — AFRICAN-AMERICAN VERBATIM VERBOTEN”: 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. All-black edition of the long-running comedy revue of short sketches, “word-for-word” performance of off-the-record conversations of the famous and infamous. $15. (504) 298-8676. oldmarquer.com.
  • “THE ADDAMS FAMILY — A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; through Nov. 22, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The creepy and the spooky Addams family comes to life in this Broadway show, with new music and story. $40 adults, $38 seniors, $36 students/military. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “AGNES OF GOD”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and Nov. 19-20; Saturday, Nov. 14; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15; Lab Theatre, UNO Performing Arts Center, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. A novitiate believes she has been impregnated by an angel and is accused of killing the newborn. A psychiatrist and Mother Superior vie to get to the truth and protect the church. $12, $8 students/faculty. (504) 280-7469. brownpapertickets.com.
  • “THE EULOGY”: 9 p.m. Thursday, and Nov. 12, 14, 19, 20, 21; 5 p.m. Sunday, also Nov. 15, 22; Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Michael Burgos brings his one-man show about the comedic side of funerals. $15. oldmarquer.com.
  • “JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Theatre Kids! presents the musical version of Roald Dahl story of the adventures of a youngster when he finds himself in a piece of fruit with a collection of characters. JPAS is workshopping the show with the writers and will include puppets by Porta-Puppet Players. $25, $20 military/seniors, $15 students/children. (504) 885-2000. jpas.org.
  • NADJA SALERNO-SONNENBERG AND LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Roussel Performance Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Internationally acclaimed violinist is joined by the orchestra in their first conductor-less performance, playing Bach, Massenet and Edvard. $20 and up. (504) 865-2074. cmfa.loyno.educ/montage.
  • “NEVER FIGHT A SHARK IN WATER — THE WRONGFUL CONVICTION OF GREGORY BRIGHT”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nims Black Box Theatre, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Bright presents his one-man show written by faculty member Lara Naughton. $15, $5 students/seniors. faux realnola.com.
  • “SESAME STREET LIVE — MAKE A NEW FRIEND”: 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Friday; also 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Stage version of popular public television education program. $15 and up. arena.uno.edu.
  • “SIMPLY IRMA — A MUSICAL PLAY”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 15; Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Music legend Irma Thomas is the centerpiece of this production directed by Bean. $25. (504) 862-7529. anothonybeantheater.com.
  • “SONG OF A MAN COMING THROUGH”: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 21; First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St., New Orleans. Southern Rep world premiere of Joe Morris Doss’ and Andrew Doss’ story of Louisiana convicted murderer Earnest Knighton Jr., with music, gumbo and second lines. $20 and up. (504) 522-6545. southernrep.com.
  • “SUICIDE GIRLS — BLACKHEART BURLESQUE”: 9 p.m. Sunday, The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. Show billed as “geek fantasy spectacular” from the online community that “celebrates alternative beauty and indie culture.” $25 and up. blackheartburlesque.com.
  • “TERMINATOR —THE MUSICAL”: 7 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through Nov. 21, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. World premiere of Breanna Bietz’s parody on James Cameron’s first two “Terminator” movies. $15. (504) 298-8676. seosaproduction company.com.

“TWO ROOMS”: 7:30 P.M. SATURDAY, AND NOV. 12, 13, 21; 2:30 P.M. SUNDAY, AND NOV. 15 AND 18; LAB THEATRE, UNO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, UNO, 2000 LAKESHORE DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. THE SHOW FOLLOWS MICHAEL AND LANIE, THE FORMER A PRISONER IN BEIRUT AND THE LATTER TRYING TO STAY CONNECTED TO HER HUSBAND FROM AMERICA. JOINED BY AN JOURNALIST AND A U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, THE FOUR TRY TO COPE WITH A SITUATION WHERE ANSWERS ARE OVERSHADOWED BY QUESTIONS. $12, $8 STUDENTS/FACULTY. (504) 280-7469. BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM.

NOW PLAYING

  • “ABOVE THE OAKS”: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, McWilliams Hall, Room 300, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Newcomb Dance Program presents new work by Gali Du, Brooke Duarte, Megan Wolfkill and Avery Zucker. tulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance/ tickets.cfm.
  • “CLOWN BAR”: 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans. NOLA Project stages a dark comedy about the death of a clown and a former clown turned detective must return to the life to get some answers. $25, $15 Backstage Pass members. (504) 302-9117. nolaproject.com.
  • “KING LEAR”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Fortress of Lushington, 2215 Burgundy St., New Orleans. Captains Coat Productions brings to life Shakespeare’s King Lear, who falls into madness as his kingdom falls into chaos, murder and tragedy. $20 and up. (800) 383-4989. captainscoatlear. brownpapertickets.com.
  • “THE LADIES MAN”: 7:30 p.m. opening Thursday through Saturday; Marquette Hall Theater, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A hilariously zany ride of mistaken identities, near misses and wild coincidences. A joyously racy and infectiously charming farce. $12, $8 students/seniors/faculty/staff. (504) 865-2074. cmfa.loyno.edu/theatre.
  • “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, Sunday, also Nov. 21-22; Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • “THE VICTORY BELLES — SONGS THAT WON THE WAR”: 11:45 a.m. seating for buffet, 12:45 p.m. show; Wednesdays through Nov. 25; 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. $40 matinee buffet; $65 dinner and show. (504) 528-1944, ext. 273. nationalww2museum.org.

OPENING SOON

  • BROOKS WHEELAN: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., New Orleans. “Saturday Night Live” and “Girls” alumnus brings his comedy show, with Matty Ryan. $15 and up. (504) 826-9912. publiqhouse.com.
  • “DIE FLEDERMAUS”: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. The New Orleans Opera Association stages the Viennese operetta masterpiece filled with masquerades, intrigue, romance, jail and a salute to champagne. Sunday’s performance can be paired with brunch. Performance only tickets start at $26. (504) 529-3000. neworleansopera.org.
  • “FISHERS OF MEN”: opening Nov. 13; 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. matinee Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 22; Ashé Powerhouse Arts Center, 1731 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. $25. Nov. 19 pay what you can performance. Local playwright Harold Ellis Clark’s production of a megachurch pastor and his efforts and issues working with troubled converts. (504) 569-9070. ashecac.org.
  • “THE WEDDING PARTY”: opening Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, The Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. A family goes through joys and sorrows in this production featuring local musicians and actors. $20. (504) 304-0460. theweddingpartynola.com.

COMEDY/OPEN MIC

  • 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. nolacomedy.com.
  • COMEDY GUMBEAUX: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. PeteSrs St., New Orleans. Open mic with seasoned performers. comedygumbeaux.com.
  • COMEDY NIGHT: 9 p.m., Saturdays, Twist of Lime, 2820 Lime St., Metairie. (504) 455-7775.
  • 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.

AUDITIONS

  • “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Bayou Playhouse, Lockport. Jugglers and clowns sought by director Perry Martin for commedia dell’arte production of the classic Dickensian tale. Rehearsals will be primarily in New Orleans. (504)236-1796. evangelineoaks@gmail.com.
  • “THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE”: Saturday, callbacks Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Auditions for fast-paced, funny story about a middle school spelling contest, played by adults. By appointment only. rivertowntheaters.com.