• NEW ORLEANS COMEDY AND ARTS FESTIVAL 2015: Thursday and Friday, La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Performances and workshops including Susan Messing, Rachael Mason, Randy Liedtke, Zach McGovern and Brendon Walsh. Tickets vary by performance. (504) 231-7011. www.nolacomedy.com.

CENRILLON: 7 P.M., THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, LUPIN HALL, NOCCA, 2800 CHARTRES ST., NEW ORLEANS. PAULINE VIARDOT’S CHAMBER OPERETTA OF THE TIMELESS CINDERELLA STORY IS PERFORMED BY THE VOCAL MUSIC STUDENTS IN THIS LIGHTHEARTED APPROACH TO THE STORY. $15. WWW.NOCCA.COM.

THE GOODNIGHT SHOW: 8 P.M., CAFE INSTANBUL, 2372 ST. CLAUDE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. THE LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW SIMILAR IN FORMAT TO “THE TONIGHT SHOW” WITH A SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ORLEANS TALENT AND CULTURE WHILE ALSO GIVING A PLATFORM FOR ACTIVISTS, COMMUNITY HEROES AND OTHERS DOING RELEVANT WORK IN NEW ORLEANS. $10. WWW.THEGOODNIGHTSHOW.US.

SHEN YUN: 8 P.M. FRIDAY, 2 P.M. SATURDAY, MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 1419 BASIN ST., NEW ORLEANS. THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF MUSIC AND DANCE, SHEN YUN WEAVES A TAPESTRY OF HEAVENLY REALMS, ANCIENT LEGENDS AND HEROIC TALES THROUGH 5,000 YEARS OF CHINESE CULTURE. $54 AND UP. (504) 287-0350. WWW.MAHALIAJACKSONTHEATER.COM.

BITTEN BY A WIZARD: 9 P.M., CASTLE THEATRE, 501 WILLIAMS BLVD., KENNER. MICHAEL DARDANT IN HIS ONE-MAN SHOW. ALSO, WES CANNON WILL PERFORM. $20. (504) 287-4707. WWW.CASTLE501.COM.

SWEET SPOT NATION: 7 P.M., THE EIFFEL SOCIETY, 2040 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. HIGH-ENERGY POP EROTICA PRODUCTION. PROMOTES HEALTHY ATTITUDES ABOUT SEXUALITY THROUGH ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. 21 AND OLDER. (504) 525-2951. WWW.SWEETSPOTNATION.COM.

ALEXANDER KORSANTIA: 8 P.M., DIXON HALL, TULANE UNIVERSITY, 6823 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. PIANIST KORSANTIA HAS WON CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR HIS VERSATILITY, POWER AND SINCERITY OF HIS PLAYING, PERFORMING IN MANY OF THE WORLD’S FOREMOST CONCERT HALLS, COLLABORATING WITH RENOWNED ARTISTS SUCH AS VALERY GERGIEV, CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, PAAVO JARVI, GIANANDREA NOSEDA, YURI BASHMET, YURI TEMIRKANOV, VADIM REPIN, THE JERUSALEM QUARTET AND SAKARI ORAMO, AMONG OTHERS. FREE. (504) 862-3214. WWW.TULANE.EDU.

IN THE MOOD — A 1940S MUSICAL REVIEW: 2 P.M. AND 7:30 P.M., SAENGER THEATRE, 1111 CANAL ST., NEW ORLEANS. A FULLY STAGED TRIBUTE TO GLENN MILLER, TOMMY DORSEY, THE ANDREWS SISTERS AND BIG BAND GREATS OF THE ’40S. COMPLETE WITH PERIOD COSTUMES AND CHOREOGRAPHY, “IN THE MOOD” CELEBRATES AMERICA’S GREATEST GENERATION WHO LISTENED AND BOOGIED TO UP-TEMPO BIG BAND RHYTHMS AND DANCED TO INTIMATE BALLADS. $43 AND UP. (504) 525-1052. WWW.SAENGERNOLA.COM.

SKETCHY CHARACTERS IMPROV: 8 P.M. FRIDAY, CASTLE THEATRE, 501 WILLIAMS BLVD., KENNER. A LONG LIST OF CHARACTERS WILL TAKE THE STAGE AND PROVIDE LAUGHS IN A VARIETY OF HUMOROUS IMPROV AND SKETCH SITUATIONS. $10. (504) 287-4707. WWW.CASTLE501.COM.

  • ANNIE: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Everyone’s favorite ruby-head moptop and her band of fellow orphans sing and dance their way from despair to “Tomorrow” and right into Daddy Warbucks’ heart. (800) 218-7469. www.saengernola.com.

YOUR LITHOPEDION: 8 P.M., THURSDAYS TO SUNDAYS THROUGH FEB. 1, OLD MARQUER THEATRE, 2400 ST. CLAUDE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. DARK COMEDY ABOUT A SERIAL KILLER’S ATTEMPTS TO REFORM AND BECOME THE FOUNDER OF SERIAL KILLERS ANONYMOUS, WREAKING HAVOC ON HIS MARRIAGE. FROM LUX ET UMBRA COMPANY, WRITTEN BY UNO PROFESSOR AND PLAYWRIGHT JUSTIN MAXWELL. $15. WWW.OLDMARQUER.COM.

  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary rock-opera about the final days of Jesus’ ministry, crucifixion and death. $15 and up. (504) 522-2081. www.lepetittheatre.com.

COMEDY UNFILTERED: 8 P.M. SATURDAY, CASTLE THEATRE, 501 WILLIAMS BLVD., KENNER. JODI BORRELLO PERFORMS HER INSIGHTFUL COMEDIC SHOW, WITH CHRIS CHAMPAGNE AND PATRICK ANDOINE. $10 AND UP. (504) 287-4707. WWW.CASTLE501.COM.

  • REAL|UNREAL: 7:30 p.m., through Sunday, Playhouse NOLA, 3214 Burgundy St., New Orleans. A set of four one-act plays about nature and reality by Breanna Bietz, Ros Peter Nelson and Brian Sands. $12. www.southofuqbar.net.

WILL ROGERS FOLLIES: 8 P.M. THROUGH SATURDAY, 2 P.M. SUNDAY, RIVERTOWN THEATER, 325 MINOR ST., KENNER. A LOOK AT THE LIFE AND CAREER OF ROGERS THROUGH A ZIEGFIELD FOLLIES-TYPE VEHICLE FOR PRODUCTION. $37 ADULTS; $35 SENIORS; $32 STUDENTS AND ACTIVE MILITARY. (504) 461-9475 OR (504) 468-7221. WWW.RIVERTOWNTHEATERS.COM.

  • THE COMEDY FUSION REVIVAL TOUR: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7, Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. JPAS presents a comedy night with J.D. Sledge, James Cusimano and Nature Boy. $15. (504) 885-2000. www.jpas.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.

CAMILLE: 8 P.M. THURSDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS, THROUGH MARCH 1; 6 P.M. SUNDAYS, MID-CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. A COMEDY SEND-UP OF DUMAS’ DYING HEROINE COMES TO LIFE AT THE HANDS OF JEFFERY ROBERSON DIRECTING AND RICKY GRAHAM, A.J. ALLEGRA, SAM DUDLEY, SEAN PATTERSON, KYLE DAIGREPONT AND MORE BRINGING TO LIFE THIS UNIQUE PRODUCTION. $25 AND UP. (504) 488-1460. WWW.MIDCITYTHEATRE.COM.

LOOT: 8 P.M. FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS MARCH 6-22; ALSO SUNDAYS AT 2 P.M., PLAYMAKERS THEATER, 19106 PLAYMAKERS ROAD, COVINGTON. A DARK FARCE ABOUT RELIGION, SOCIAL ATTITUDES, DEATH AND POLICE. (985) 893-1671. WWW.PLAYMAKERINC.COM.

NEUTRAL GROUND POETRY FORUM: 6:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEE HOUSE, 5110 DANNEEL ST., NEW ORLEANS. A WEEKLY WRITING WORKSHOP THAT AFFORDS POETS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WORK WITH OTHER WRITERS. BRING FIVE COPIES. (504) 891-3381.

AUDITIONS

  • MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color 6:30 p.m., Feb. 9-10, Le Petit Theatre due Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. By appointment only. Prepare a song from the show and another Stephen Sondheim musical. Bring two copies of rText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorésumé and headshot. Email name, phone and preferred role to info@lepetittheatre.com for audition time. www.lepetittheatre.com.