• SPRING DANCE CONCERT: 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Lupin Theatre, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Dance student production of “Re: Create,” an exploration into the roots of or classical disciplines in dance and how they can be re-imagined. $10. www.nocca.com.
  • RED LIGHT ONE ACTS FESTIVAL, VOL. 1: 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Playhouse NOLA, 3214 Burgundy St., New Orleans. Drowning in Blue, a New Orleans and New York production collective of filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, playwrights and producers, presents the festival. $20. www.drowninginblue.squarespace.com.
  • CELTIC WOMEN X: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Three vocalists, Celtic violinist, a choir, bagpipers and Irish dancers are part of the 10th anniversary of music and more from the Emerald Isle. $43 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.com.
  • STAND-UP NOLA: 8 p.m., Friday , Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. New Orleans comedy showcase featuring Matt Owens, Leon Blanda, Joe Cardosi, Mary Devon Dupuy, Katie East and Andrew Polk. WTUL DJ Doug Funnie performs throughout the show. $20. (504) 208-1180. www.joytheater.com.
  • “DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS”: Opening Friday 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”: Opening Friday, 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
  • LIMON DANCE COMPANY: 8 p.m., Saturday, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Presented by the New Orleans Ballet Association, the dance company kicks off a 70th anniversary celebration in the Crescent City. $24 and up. (504) 522-0996. www.nobadance.com.
  • A SALUTE TO MARIO LANZA AND KATHRYN GRAYSON: 6 p.m., Wednesday, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1116 Chartres St., New Orleans. Michael Spyres and Tara Stafford present the music of Lanza and Grayson in a radio-show format, in a benefit for the Bishop Perry Center. Free with donations. Reception in Old Ursuline Convent gardens tent to follow. RSVP faulkhouse@aol.com.
  • “THE MIRACLE WORKER”: Opening Friday, May 15 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, May 15, 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, May 15-17, 6 p.m. May 22, 7 p.m. 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, May 15, 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.
  • JODIE BORRELLO & FRIENDS: 8 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 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.
  • “STORYVILLE RISING”: 9:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17, 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.
  • MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 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.
  • “THE FULL MONTY”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 17, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. $22. (985) 641-0324. www.slidelllittletheatre.org.
  • “BOUDIN — THE NEW ORLEANS MUSIC PROJECT”: 8 p.m. through May 17, 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, May 20, 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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • 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, 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.