OPENING THIS WEEK
- “CRAZY FOR YOU”: Opening 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24; Freda Lupin memorial Hall, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. The school’s musical theater department presents George and Ira Gershwin’s “new musical.” From New York City to Deadwood, Nevada, this all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza recreates the original Broadway choreography with student performers from across the region. Local professional Janet Shea returns to NOCCA as guest director. $15. nocca.com.
- DAVID CROSS: 8 p.m. Monday, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Many know him as Tobias Funke from the cult classic show “Arrested Development,” or as the titular character in black comedy “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.” The comedian is back on stage in the “Making America Great Again!” tour. $27 and up. orpheumnola.com.
- “GOLDEN GIRLS LIVE”: Opening 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Rivertown Theatre for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman, Kevin Murphy and Kyle Daigrepont are in this hilarious sendup of the popular TV series. The three-episode staging is adult. $26. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.
- “HARLEQUEEN NIGHTS — A VINSANTOS INTROSPECTIVE”: Opening 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, The Allways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The musician, drag artist and storyteller presents a look back at 20 years on the stage through a series of acts. $7. (707) 480-3900. theallwayslounge.net.
- INFRINGE FEST: Opening Thursday through Sunday. Four-day independent theater and performance festival held throughout New Orleans area. More than 30 show in 11 venues. $7 per show, $40 all-access weekend pass. infringefest.org.
“THE LITTLE MERMAID”: OPENING 8 P.M. FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, 2 P.M. SUNDAYS, THROUGH MAY 7; CUTTING EDGE THEATRE, 767 ROBERT BLVD., SLIDELL. BASED ON THE DISNEY MOVIE, ARIEL GIVES UP HER VOICE TO URSULA THE SEA WITCH IN EXCHANGE FOR LEGS TO WOO PRINCE ERIC. $22 AND UP. (985) 649-3727. CUTTINGEDGETHEATER.COM.
- “THE BOXCAR CHILDREN”: 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Stage version of the Depression-era adventures of the Alden children books as the orphaned siblings strive to stay together. $10. (985) 643-0556. slidelllittletheatre.org.
- “THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS”: 7 p.m. Fridays to Sunday; Samuel Dubois Cook Theatre, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. An African-American version of Sophocles’ tragedy “Oedipus at Colonus.” Told by a Pentecostal preacher and the choir in his church as a modern parable. $20. $15 faculty/staff/seniors, $5 Dillard students. (504) 816-4857. dillard.edu.
- “IN A FOREST, DARK AND DEEP”: 8 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Treo, 3835 Tulane Ave., New Orleans. Theatre Lab Nola presents Neil LaBute’s play of sibling rivalry, directed by Fred Nuccio. $45, $35 members. theatrelabnola.com.
- “JULIUS CAESAR”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Lupin Theatre, Dixon Hall Annex, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Shakespeare’s classic tale of power and betrayal and public manipulation comes to life in this production. $15, $12 alumni/employees; $10 students, seniors. (504) 865-5106. tulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance.
- “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; Marquette Theatre, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Shakespeare’s comedy of the loathing then loving of Benedict and Beatrice, as well as the underhanded schemes of Don John comes to life. $12, $8 students/seniors/faculty/staff. (504) 865-3840. cmfa.loyno.edu/theatre.
- “MY WAY — A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Saturdays, 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show Sundays, through May 1; BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. This review of an American icon features more than 30 of Sinatra’s most famous songs performed by a quartet accompanied by the Museum’s Victory Trio. Dining from The American Sector Restaurant + Bar. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. nationalww2museum.org.
- “ROMEO AND JULIET”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Timothy K. Baker Theatre, Delgado Community College Building 1, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Shakespeare’s tale of “star-crossed lovers” gets a 2016 makeover with an urban setting pitting high schools against each other. $10, $8 students/seniors. (504) 671-6360. dcc.edu.
- “TENNESSEE WILLIAMS WEIRD TALES”: 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday; 6200 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Three one-act plays produced by the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans. $25 and up. (504) 264-2580. twtheatrenola.com.
“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”: 8 P.M. FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, 2:30 P.M. SUNDAYS THROUGH APRIL 24; 30 BY NINETY THEATRE, 880 LAFAYETTE ST., MANDEVILLE. HARPER LEE’S CLASSIC TALE OF RACISM AND JUSTICE IN ALABAMA IN THE 1930S. $19, $17 SENIORS AND MILITARY, $14 STUDENTS, $10 AGES 10 AND UNDER. (844) 843-3090. FACEBOOK.COM/30BYNINETY.
- “HAUS OF MAYHEM”: 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 22; The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. “Heaux and Hausewife: Jazz Fest Edition” will be the burlesque show with Nikki LeVillain. $15. (504) 264-1191. thetheatreatstclaude.com.
- ALOHA BINGOH: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bar Redux, 801 Poland Ave., New Orleans. Geneva Joy serves as emcee for monthly comedy games with prizes and performances of local comics. $5. (504) 592-7083. barredux.com.
- AMATEUR OPEN MIC NIGHTS: 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, NOLA 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.
- COMEDYSPORTZ: 8 p.m. Saturdays, NOLA Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. All-ages improv comedy show. $10 advance, $13 door. (504) 231-7011. comedysportzneworleans.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.
- NOLA COMEDY HOUR OPEN MIC: 8 p.m., Hi Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave. (504) 945-4446.
- THINK YOU’RE FUNNY?: 9 p.m., Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club, 8140 Willow St., New Orleans. Sign up at 8 p.m. (504) 865-9190.
- COURT 13 CASTING: Production company and nonprofit based in New Orleans is casting in the style of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” seeing nonactors and locals interested in auditioning for two “very specific roles” in their next film: female Caucasian, age 30-40, a strong, hard-working mother with a twinkle in her eye and joy in her heart; and a male Caucasian, age 50-70, tall with angular facial features, a tough man whose hard life and rough exterior mask a trustworthy soul. No acting experience required. Anyone matching either description can send in a photo — a recent selfie, snapshot or family photo — and contact information to email@example.com. (504) 408-1685.
- “SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM”: 1 p.m., April 23, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. Unique stage production includes video interviews of Stephen Sondheim interspersed with live productions of his songs. All adult ages welcome. Prepare two diverse choices of musical theater, no longer than 32 bars. Sondheim suggested. Pianist will be provided. Show runs weekends June 11-26. Register at 30byNinety@gmail.com. (844) 843-3090. facebook.com/30byNinety.