Hidden Treasures: Carnival Edition
Get a peek inside the Carnival Collection storage rooms of the Cabildo with costume curator Wayne Phillips and see up-close the gowns and garters that garb Carnival royalty (and others). Call for reservations. $30. 6 p.m., Louisiana State Museum Cabildo Collections Facility, 1000 Chartres St., New Orleans. (504) 523-3939. louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/the-cabildo.
thursday and friday
What happens when the evil stepmother is really a clueless stepfather and the fairy godmother puts on a show at the party? In the hands of the NOCAA vocal music students, it becomes a delightful chamber operetta of the classic Cinderella story. This Pauline Viardot piece is a lighthearted approach to the story. $15. Lupin Hall, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. www.nocca.com.
“In the Mood — A 1940s Musical Review”
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 danced to up-tempo big band rhythms and intimate ballads. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. $43 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.com.
Monster trucks will rip and roar in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome when Monster Jam rolls in. Fan favorites Grave Digger, Zombie, Legend, Jester and Monster Mutt Rottweiler will be there. 7 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. www.monsterjam.com.
Krewe du Vieux
The irreverent ensemble of krewes and other mobile magic meanders through Faubourg Marigny to a new map, passing through the French Quarter and on to a post-parade fete at the Civic. 6:30 p.m. $40 for the after party. www.kreweduvieux.org.
tuesday through sunday
Everyone’s favorite red-headed moptop and her band of fellow orphans sing and dance their way from despair to “Tomorrow,” and right into Daddy Warbucks’ heart. 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. (800) 218-7469. www.saengernola.com.
The Goodnight Show With John Calhoun
Similar in setup to “The Tonight Show,” this local production will feature Caesar Meadows, cartoonist and King of the ’tit Rex parade; Margie Perez, Mardi Gras bead recycling coordinator at Arc of Greater New Orleans, who also will perform with the band; musical guest Al “Carnival Time” Johnson; and, as always, the Goodnight Show Players will act out hilarious sponsors’ commercials. $10. Cafe Instanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. www.thegoodnightshow.us.