• “DINNER WITH FRIENDS”: 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color; Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Two married couples’ comfortable routines are shaken to the core by divorce. $30 and up. (504) 522-2081. www.lepetittheatre.com.
  • “NO SLEEP TILL BURLESQUE — A BEASTIE BOYS HIP-HOPERA”: 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Join the Bluestockings as they pay tribute to one of the most iconic bands in hip-hop. $10. (504) 298-8676. www.oldermarquer.com.
  • MUDLARK PUPPETEERS PRESENT “HANSEL & GRETEL”: 8 p.m., Friday to Sunday, April 3-5, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. The Mudlark Puppeteers return as part of the fourth New Orleans Puppet Festival, with a new production of “Hansel & Gretel,” featuring marionettes and large puppets. $20, $15 students and seniors, $5 under 12. (504) 948-9998. www.marignyoperahouse.org.
  • “ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE”: 6 p.m. seating, 8 p.m. show, Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, 11 a.m. Sunday, April 5; Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The musical play about the life music of Cline, with hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall To Pieces” and “Sweet Dreams.” $30 and up, dining available. (504) 527-6088. nationalww2museum.org.
  • “THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS”: 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, April 3-19, 3 p.m. Sundays, April 12 and 19; Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Teatro Wego!, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego; also April 24-26, Christ Episcopal School Theatre, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Late on a 1975 night in columnist Ann Landers’ Chicago apartment, a twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color her own. $30, $27 military/seniors, $20 students. (504) 885-2000. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorWText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorww.jpas.orgText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color.
  • “THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO”: 8 p.m., Friday, April 10, and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 12, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Full of disguises, intrigue and mistaken identities, this evening of hijinks set to Mozart’s incomparable music takes audiences on an adventure of love, betrayal and forgiveness; Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorin Italian with English texts projected above the stage. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color$29 and up. (504) 529-3000. www.neworleansopera.org.
  • “NEVER SWIM ALONE”: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through April 18, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Presented by the Elm Theatre, this satirical piece is a 13-round boxing match with a referee that explores two men fighting for the Top Dog title. $15. (504) 218-0055. www.elmtheatre.org.
  • “GONE WITH THE BREAKING WIND”: 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, through April 19; 6 p.m. Sundays (no Easter show), Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Varla Jean Merman is back as the biggest Southern belle of ’em all. Along with “Golden Girls” cohorts Ricky Graham, Sean Patterson, Brooklyn Shaffer, Brian Johnston and Jefferson Turner, she brings the South to its knees. $30, $35 VIP reserved by phone only. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 14-19, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. In one of their first collaborations, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber crafted a family musical from the Bible story. $40 and up. (504) 287-0351. www.saengernola.com.
  • EMERSON STRING QUARTET: 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 2863 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Internationally renowned Grammy-winning ensemble perform in concert for Friends of Music. (504) 895-0690. www.tulane.edu/liberal-arts/music.
  • “DEBAUCHERY”: 7:30 p.m., April 15, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. The Crescent City’s only live theater soap opera follows the adventures of the Uptown family with the downtown mom. Produced by Southern Rep. $10. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • “BOUDIN — THE NEW ORLEANS MUSIC PROJECT”: 8 p.m., April 15 through May 17, Ashe Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep Theater and WWOZ 90.7 FM presents a mashup of local visual art, storytelling, live music and true stories from local people based on the query “How has New Orleans music saved your soul?” www.southernrep.com.
  • 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. stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE DANCE PROGRAM 3: 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday, April 17-19, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Choreographer Donna Crump’s “The Rooftop” will be performed with an original jazz score by violinist Donald Surtain; “Salterelle” by Diogo de Lima is set to a new woodwind quintet by composer Scott King; and Maya Taylor’s “Under a Glass Bell” will feature a commissioned work for piano by Dustin Gledhill. $30, $20 students, seniors. (504) www.marignyoperahouse.org.
  • 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

  • JPAS YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE: Register now. Program aimed at children, from third to 12th grade, producing 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 x 211. www.jpas.org.
  • MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE DANCE COMPANY: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. The company will be filling positions for one female and two male dancers accomplished in modern, ballet, contemporary and partnering. Rehearsals and performances are paid. Callbacks will follow directly, from 2 p.m. Dancers must arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. with headshot and résumé. marignyoperahouse.org.