• CHICAGO — THE MUSICAL: 7:30 p.m. nightly through Sunday, Oct. 12. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. $25 and up. (800) 982-2787. www.saengernola.com.
  • NEUTRAL GROUND: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Lupin Hall, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Celebrate the music of New Orleans and get jazzed to the tapping toes and swinging sounds of Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap and the live jazz ensemble. $10 and up. www.theatreontap.com/neutral-ground.html.
  • BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, UNO Nims Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. The drama department presents Rajiv Joseph’s Tony Award-winning play about the Iraq war. $8 and up. (504) 280-7469. www.uno.edu/cola/film-theatre-arts/theatre-uno.aspx.
  • BROOMSTICK: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 2. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. In a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone spins a spellbinding tale. Starting at $20. (504) 522-6545. www.southernrep.com. DOGFIGHT: 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 19. Drama Hall of Isaac Delgado Hall, Delgado City Park Campus, 614 City Park Ave., New Orleans. The story of a young marine on the eve of his deployment to fight in Vietnam. $12 and up. (504) 671-6360. www.dcc.edu.
  • SHINER: 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat. through Oct. 18. The AllWaysTheatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Two Los Angeles teens have two simple goals: snag tickets to Nirvana’s concert and die happy, their way. Things change when lead singer Kurt Cobain takes his own life, turning their world upside down. $12 and up. (504) 302-9117. nolaproject.com.
  • CURTAIN UP! LIGHT THE LIGHTS!: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Concert/lecture will cover the Golden Age of the Broadway musical, 1943-1960. Free. (504) 596-2560. neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
  • OXBLOOD: 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Oct. 26, Grow Dat Youth Farm, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, New Orleans. Innovative New Orleans theater ensemble New Noise presents a panoramic new outdoor performance about land, labor and home in the contemporary South. $15. (504) 377-8395. www.newnoise.org.
  • MYSTERIOUS WISTERIAS: Dinner 6 p.m., show 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, brunch 11 a.m. Sundays. Through Nov. 23. The Stage Door Canteen and the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. An evening of music and murder. $35-$65. (504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • BLUEBERRY HILL: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Christ Episcopal School, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Written and directed by Butch Caire, this JPAS production features classic New Orleans R&B songs made famous by Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe and others. $30. (504) 885-2000. www.jpas.org.
  • CARMEN: 8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Bizet’s dramatic tour de force. $26 and up. (504) 529-3000. neworleansopera.org.
  • BOSWELL SISTERS REVUE: 8 p.m. Friday. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. $15. www.theboswellsisters.com.
  • TREK-A-GO-GO: 8 and 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Episode titles and characters of “Star Trek: The Original Series” are drawn randomly, as are the names of the cast members, guaranteeing every performance will be something different. $15. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com. Runs through Oct. 26.
  • URBAN PUSH MOVEMENT VOL. #13 “ERASE THE BLACKFACE 2”: 10 p.m., Friday, Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A culmination of artful expression reflected through the eyes of NOLA and indie up-and-coming artists. Neworleanshealingcenter.org.
  • JOANNA GLEASON: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Part of the Broadway in New Orleans series, Tony award-winner Gleason and Well-Strung, The Singing String Quartet. featuring Jeff Klitz at the piano. The star makes her New Orleans debut for one night only. $50. (504) 522-2081. www.broadwaynola.com.
  • THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT AMERICA’S WARTIME SWEETHEARTS: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. 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.