• “THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM”: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21, Old Marquer Theater, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. One-man stage version of Shel Silverstein’s epic six-part poem $12 in advance, $15 at door. (504) 298-8676. www.oldmarquer.com.
  • “BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO”: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Robert E. Nims Theatre, Performing Arts Center, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. One night reprise of story about two Marines, an Iraqi translator and the tiger they kill. $12, $8 students/faculty. (504) 280-7469.
  • 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.

“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 WITH JEFFERY ROBERSON DIRECTING AND STARRING RICKY GRAHAM, A.J. ALLEGRA, SAM DUDLEY, SEAN PATTERSON, KYLE DAIGREPONT AND MORE. $25 AND UP. (504) 488-1460. MIDCITYTHEATRE.COM.

“BLACK GRACE”: 8 P.M., SATURDAY, FEB. 28, MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER, 1419 BASIN ST., NEW ORLEANS. NEW ORLEANS BALLET ASSOCIATION PRESENTS THIS NEW ZEALAND-BASED COMPANY BLENDING BODY PERCUSSION AND CHANTING OF PACIFIC ISLAND INDIGENOUS DANCES WITH CONTEMPORARY DANCE. $24 AND UP. (504) 522-0996. WWW.NOBADANCE.COM.

  • “CHEZ SHEA CABARET”: 8 p.m. March 6 and 7, 6 p.m. March, 6, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Janet Shea’s one-woman show about her life, her city and music. $20. (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. playmakersinc.com.

“MELANCHOLY PLAY — A CONTEMPORARY FARCE”: 7:30 P.M., MARCH 3-7, 2:30 P.M. MARCH 8, ROBERT E. NIMS THEATRE, PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS, 2000 LAKESHORE DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. THE THEATER DEPARTMENT PRESENTS SARAH RUHL’S PLAY ABOUT A MELODRAMATIC BANK TELLER AND HER ADVENTURES, DIRECTED BY JAY HAMMONS. $12. (504) 280-6317. WWW.UNO.EDU/COLA/FILM-THEATRE-ARTS.

  • “LOVE LETTERS”: 7:30 p.m., March 9-10, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Media icons Nell Nolan and Dennis Woltering share love and life through a series of letters in the A.R. Gurney show. $25. (504) 488-1460. midcidtytheatre.com.
  • “WHEN YA SMILIN’ ”: 8 p.m. March 13, 14, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28; 2 p.m. March 15 and 22, Rivertown Theatres, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Rickey Graham directs his show about growing up in New Orleans in the 1950s in a Ninth Ward family. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.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.

AUDITIONS

  • SUMMER LYRIC THEATRE: Saturday, Feb. 21: 9 a.m. , dance auditions for “Damn Yankees” and “Hello, Dolly!”; 11 a.m. movement auditions for “Once Upon A Mattress”; 12:30 p.m. vocal auditions for all. Dixon Annex Recital Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Female dancers must bring character shoes; men must bring jazz shoes. Vocal auditions must be scheduled. Bring headshot and résumé, plus prepare 32-bar audition piece. (504) 865-5271 to schedule. summerlyric.tulane.edu.
  • “DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS”: Sunday, March 8, 6 p.m. Encore Studio, 1999 Hickory Ave., Harahan. Rivertown Theaters will hold dance auditions first, with a vocal audition to follow. No appointment necessary. Singers will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Singers should perform 16 to 32 bars with music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “THE ODD COUPLE”: Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10, 7 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. The classic Neil Simon production gets an update with females characters. (985) 892-9767. www.playmakersinc.com.