“DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS”: Through May 23; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Thursday, May 21; 2 p.m. Sundays, 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 May 24, 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., Thursdays through Saturdays, through May 23, 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., Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays through May 24, not May 8; Sydney and Walda Bestoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 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.
  • MUSICAL THEATER SENIOR RECITAL: 7 p.m. Thursday, Lupin Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. An end-of-year showcase of theater students. www.nocca.com/clebration-season.
  • “THE MIRACLE WORKER”: Opening Friday 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.
  • JEFFERSON BALLET SPRING CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17; Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. The company will present a variety of performances, including the second act from “Swan Lake,” featuring more than 30 area dancers. $15 and up. (504) 468-1231. www.jpas.org.
  • “THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE”: 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday, 6 p.m. Friday, May 22, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 23; 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.
  • THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON — MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs the music of the legendary rock band, with vocals by Randy Jackson. $23 and up. (504) 523-6530. www.lpomusic.com.
  • “THE FULL MONTY”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. $22. (985) 641-0324. www.slidelllittletheatre.org.
  • “MUMMY? PAPA? I HAVE A.D.H.D. (AND OTHER THINGS I PLAN ON TELLING MY PARENTS)”: 8 p.m. Friday, also 9:30 p.m. Saturday, La Nuit Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Indian-American improv comic Rasika Mathur’s one-woman show. $10 advance, $15 door. (807) 766-9115. www.nolacomedy.com.
  • JODIE BORRELLO & FRIENDS: 8 p.m., Saturday, Harrah’s Theatre, Harrah’s Casino, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. Borelle, Becky Allen, Cayne Collier, Gina Gomez and Alison Hotard perform. $25 and up, (504) 533-6600. www.harrahs.com.
  • BUSTOUT BURLESQUE: 8 and 10 p.m., Saturday, House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. Tenth annivesary show of the authentic 1950s-style burlesque iwth Havana Hurricane, Iris Le’Mour, Elle Dorado, Athena, Charlotte Treuse, Eli Rose and host Chris McDaniel. (504) 310-4999. www.bustoutburlesque.com.
  • “STORYVILLE RISING”: 9:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The fusion of classic burlesque with spoken word, improvisational theater and cabaret that has won an international award for excellence will return to the Crescent City for two nights. (504) 322-8862. www.storyvillerising.com.
  • 77 CENTS — AN UNAPOLOGETICALLY FEMINIST COMEDY SHOW: 10 p.m., Saturday, Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Comics, music, the launch of a feminist comedians’ coloring book and anatomically accurate cookie. Hosts Molly Ruben-Long and Sophie Lucido Johnson feature the talents of Brittany Hunt, Pruneet Lakhmani (the only guy), Mary-Devon Dupuy, Lauren LaBorde and Julie “Bootleg Poptart” Mitchell with music by Alexis M. Marceau and manda Wuerstlin. $10 show and comic book, $5 show. (504) 945-4446. www.hiholounge.net.
  • MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Lupin Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. An end-of-year showcase of film and music for students. www.nocca.com/clebration-season.
  • CLASSICAL CHAMBER CONCERT: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Marsalis Jazz Studio, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. An end-of-year showcase for classical instrument students. www.nocca.com/celebration-season.
  • “BOUDIN — THE NEW ORLEANS MUSIC PROJECT”: 8 p.m. through Sunday, Ashé Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep Theater and WWOZ 90.7 FM present 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.
  • 6X6: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Southern Rep presents six 10-minute plays based on a single theme. The writers have one week to a play, then it is produced at the theater. $10 cash. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • DRAMA IMPROVE & ANCESTRAL VOICES: 4 p.m.,Wednesday, Nims Blackbox Theater, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. www.nocca.com/celebration-season.
  • MUSICAL THEATER SHOWCASE: 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 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.
  • “MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG:”: Opening Friday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. through June 6 except Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 Sunday; discount Wednesday, May 27; Le Petit Theatre du ViIeux 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, May 22, 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. $25. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.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, May 23, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 24 (previews); opening 8 p.m. 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, May 25, 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 Wednesdsay, May 26-27, 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.
  • “BOTHERS FROM 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.thebilliholiday.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.