On stage in New Orleans, Oct. 15-21, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Erin Roussel. Matt Stanley, center, stars as "Faustus" with Evan Spigelman as Mephistopheles in the Lux Et Umbra production opening Thursday at Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans. The show is running Oct. 16, 17, 19, 22-24, 29-31. $20. oldmarquer.com.

OPENING THIS WEEK

  • “CLOWN BAR”: Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color8 p.m., opening Wednesday, running Oct. 22-23, 25, 28-30, Nov. 3-5; 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5-6; 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, $15 Backstage PasText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colors members. (504) 302-9117. nolaproject.com.

“FAUSTUS”: 8 P.M. OPENING THURSDAY, RUNNING OCT. 16, 17, 19, 22-24, 29-31, OLD MARQUER THEATRE, 2400 ST. CLAUDE AVE, NEW ORLEANS. LUX ET UMBRA PRODUCTION OF CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE’S ORIGINAL DEAL-WITH-THE-DEVIL TALE. $20. OLDMARQUER.COM.

NOW PLAYING

  • “A NEW BRAIN”: 7:30 p.m., Friday through Monday, also Oct. 22-24, 26; Kajun’s Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A songwriter has new appreciation for life and his relationships after a neurological incident and operation, staring Chris Wecklein in this William Finn-James Lapine show. $25 and up. (504) 616-9260. seosaproductioncompany.com.

“DEBAUCHERY”: 7:30 P.M., WEDNESDAY, THE THEATRE AT ST. CLAUDE, 2240 ST. CLAUDE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. SOUTHERN REP PRESENTS NEW ORLEANS’ ONLY LIVE, ONGOING SOAP OPERA ABOUT THE COMEDIC HAPPENINGS OF TWO SISTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. $10. (504) 522-6545. SOUTHERNREP.COM.

“FACADE”: 2 P.M., SATURDAY, EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY, 4747 W. NAPOLEON AVE., METAIRIE; 5 P.M. SUNDAY, NOV. 1, RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3900 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. MOSCOW NIGHTS PRESENTS ADAPTATION OF BOOK BY WILLIAM E. WADE ABOUT A FATHER COPING WITH HIS SON’S DEATH FROM CYSTIC FIBROSIS. (504) 889-8143. JPLIBRARY.NET.

“INTO THE WOODS WITH STEPHEN SONDHEIM”: 7:30 P.M. FRIDAY, 3 P.M. SATURDAY, FUHRMANN AUDITORIUM, 317 N. JEFFERSON AVE., COVINGTON. NORTHLAKE PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY CHORAL CONCERT FEATURES SELECTED WORKS FROM THE SONDEHIM SONGBOOK. $40. NPAS.INFO.

“JUMP, JIVE AND WAIL — THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA”: 11 A.M. BRUNCH, 1 P.M. SHOW SUNDAY OCT. 18; 6 P.M. DINNER, 8 P.M. SHOW FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, OCT. 16-17, 30-31; BB’S STAGE DOOR CANTEEN, NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. CELEBRATE THE NEW ORLEANS TALENT WITH PRIMA’S CLASSICS LIKE “SING, SING, SING,” “JUST A GIGOLO” AND “THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC.” $30 AND UP. (504) 528-1943. STAGEDOORCANTEEN.ORG.

“KATRINA, THE MOTHER-IN-LAW OF ’EM ALL”: 8 P.M., FRIDAYS AND SATURDAY, 2 P.M. SUNDAYS, THROUGH OCT. 25. SLIDELL LITTLE THEATRE, 2024 NELLIE DRIVE, SLIDELL. FIVE KATRINA SURVIVORS GATHER AT THE MOTHER-IN-LAW LOUNGE TO RETRACE THEIR FOOTSTEPS IN THIS COMEDY. $16. SLIDELLLITTLETHEATRE.ORG.

“OUR TOWN”: 7:30 P.M., THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 3 P.M. SUNDAY, LE PETIT THEATRE DU VIEUX CARRE, 616 ST. PETER ST., NEW ORLEANS. QUINTESSENTIAL AMERICAN THEATER WORK ABOUT SMALL-TOWN USA, LOVE, LOSS AND TRIUMPH, WITH A UNIQUE NEW ORLEANS INSPIRATION. $35 AND UP FOR ADULTS; $15 CHILDREN. (504) 522-2081. LEPETITTHEATRE.COM.

“QUILLS”: 8 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, CUTTING EDGE THEATER, 767 ROBERT BLVD., SLIDELL. REGIONAL PREMIERE OF THE WORK THAT DELVES INTO THE MIND OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE, PORTRAYED BY RONALD BRISTER. PEPPERED WITH DARK HUMOR AND ISSUES RELEVANT TO TODAY’S WORLD, THE WORK CHALLENGES THE AUDIENCE’S VIEWS ABOUT CENSORSHIP, PORNOGRAPHY, SEX, ART AND RELIGION. $22 AND UP. (985) 649-3727. CUTTINGEDGETHEATER.COM.

“RITUAL MURDER”: 8 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 3 P.M. SUNDAY, ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 1712 O.C. HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. CHAKULA CHA JUA THEATER PRESENTS A ONE-ACT PLAY DEALING WITH BLACK ON BLACK VIOLENCE. $15, $10 STUDENTS/SENIORS. (504) 813-9008. ASHECAC.ORG.

“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, OCT. 23-25, NOV. 6-8, 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 X 273. NATIONALWW2MUSEUM.ORG.

OPENING SOON

  • “KING LEAR”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, opening Oct. 23 through Nov. 7; 2 p.m. Sundays; preview Oct. 22, industry night Nov. 3; Fortress of Lushington, 2215 Burgundy St., New Orleans. Captains Coat Productions brings to life Shakespeare’s “Lear” as he falls into madness as his kingdom falls into chaos, murder and tragedy. $20 and up. (800) 383-4989. captainscoatlear.brownpapertickets.com.
  • LOVE PASSION AND ILLUSION — AN EVENING OF OPERA SCENES: 7:30 p.m., Nims Black Box Theatre, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. NOCCA vocal department sings scenes from favorite operas. $15 and up. nocca.com.
  • “RIGOLETTO”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24; Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Verdi’s grand opera takes to the stage in this Jefferson Performing Arts Society production, with Maestro Dennis Assaf at the podium with the JPAS Symphony Orchestra. $40 and up. jpas.org.

“ROCKY HORROR SHOW”: 8 P.M. OCT. 23-31; CUTTING EDGE THEATER, 767 ROBERT BLVD., SLIDELL. THE ORIGINAL STAGE MUSICAL THAT BECAME THE CULT CLASSIC PIECE OF CELLULOID COMES TO LIFE, WITH “THE TIME WARP,” “SWEET TRANSVESTITE” AND “SCIENCE FICTION/DOUBLE FEATURE.” ADULTS ONLY. $22 AND UP. (985) 649-3727. CUTTINGEDGETHEATER.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. Peters 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.