“The MARRIAGE OF FIGARO”: 8 p.m., Friday and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, 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. In Italian with English texts projected above the stage. $29 and up. (504) 529-3000. www.neworleansopera.org.
BUSTOUT BURLESQUE 10TH ANNIVERSARY ALL-STAR SHOW: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Friday , House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. Classic burlesque show featuring variety of acts, including a recreation of the “Evangeline the Oyster Girl” from 1940s Bourbon Street. $25. (504) 310-4999. www.houseofblues.com.
“THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS”: 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, through April 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: her own. $30; $27 military/seniors; $20 students. (504) 885-2000. Www.jpas.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 , 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.
SPRING SENIOR ONE-ACT FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 and 16; Lower Depths Theatre, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Part of the Montage arts series. No late entry. www.cmfa.loyno.edu/montage.
“THE DIARY OF ONE WHO VANISHED”: 7:30 p.m., Monday, Roussel Performance Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Faculty and alumni will perform the work by Czech composer Leo? Janácek partly inspired by unrequited love, based on a poem published in a local newspaper. Performers include Tyler Smith, Carol Rausch, Brindley McWhorter and the women’s chorus from the Loyola Chamber Singers. Also included will be “On the Overgrown Path,” a piano work, performed by Brian Hsu. www.cmfa.loyno.edu/montage.
EMERSON STRING QUARTET: 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 2863 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Internationally renowned Grammy-winning ensemble performs for Friends of Music. (504) 895-0690. www.tulane.edu/liberal-arts/music.
“DEBAUCHERY”: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, April 15, through May 17, Ashé 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.
“DAMN EVERYTHING BUT THE CIRCUS!”: 10 p.m., Friday, April 17, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Freaksheaux to Geaux’s fourth anniversary with a mix of sideshow, circus, clowning, magic, burlesque and the Salt Wives providing music. $25 VIP; $15. www.freaksheaux2geaux.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.
STAND-UP NOLA!: 8 p.m., Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. One-night-only comedy show featuring performances by top locals, including Matt Owens, Leon Blanda, Joe Cardosi, Mary Devon Dupuy, Katie East and Andrew Polk. WTUL DF Doug Funnie will perform throughout the show. $20. (504) 208-1180. www.thejoytheater.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.
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.
“9 to 5”: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. The stage musical of Dolly Parton’s hit motion picture requires five female and one male cast members and will run July 10-26. Other roles may be added at director’s discretion. Prepare 15 bars of music. No accompanist. www.playmakersinc.com.
MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE DANCE COMPANY: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. The company will fill 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.