• JOHN WATERS: 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26. Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. Filmmaker and personality John Waters brings his uncensored one-man show celebrating his film career and obsessional tastes. (504) 528-9569. www.thejoytheater.com/tickets/list.
  • HOTEL PLAYS BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: 3 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, Hermann-Grima House, 820 St. Louis St., New Orleans. Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival brings four one-act plays to New Orleans — “Lord Byron’s Love Letter,” “The Lady of Larkspur Lotion,” “Mister Paradise” and “The Last of My Solid Gold Watches.” $30. www.tennesseewilliams.net.
  • WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY BASH: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. Scenes, staged readings and monologues in celebration of Tennessee Williams’ 104 birthday. $25. (504) 525-1486. www.tennesseewilliams.net.
  • “THIS OTHER WORLD”: 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, Xavier University Art Village, 3517 Lowerline St., New Orleans. Performance Studies Laboratory presents a site-specific performance developed around the posthumously published haiku of Richard Wright with scenes from his novels “Native Son” and “Black Boy,” explores the author’s writing process, formative experiences with race identity, and iconic scenes from his literature. (504) 520-5103. Reservations xuperformancestudieslaboratory@gmail.com.
  • “THE TURN OF THE SCREW”: 7 p.m., Thursday, March 26, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29; Playhouse NOLA, 3214 Burgundy St., New Orleans. Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of the Henry James classic ghost story, directed by Ji Un Choi, starring Kate Adair and Gavin Robinson. Donation. Reservations theplayhousenola@gmail.com.
  • TWO FOR TENNESSEE: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, also Friday and Saturday, March 27-28; Ellis Marsalis Jazz Studio, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Second Star Performance Collective presents an evening of original one act plays inspired by the life and work of Tennessee Williams. “Dusk,” by Kerry Cahill, and “Tropical Medicine,” by Bridget Erin. $20. www.secondstarperformancecollective.com.
  • FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL: 8 p.m., Thursday, March 26, One Eyed Jack’s, 615 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher host a screening of comedic clips. $10. (504) 569-8361. www.foundfootage.com.
  • “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday March 27-28; 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, Ashé Powerhouse Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Southern Rep Theatre uses the new space at Ashé Cultural Arts Center to stage one of Tennessee Williams’ most dynamic works. $40 with a variety of discounts. (504) 522-6545. www.southernrep.com.
  • BREMNER DUTHIE: 8 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, March 26-28, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. International cabaret star and local Duthie wraps Cabaret month. (504) 488-1460. midcidtytheatre.com.
  • THE MIDTOWN MEN: 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys.” $65 and up. (504) 287-0350. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • “THE UPSTAIRS LOUNGE”: 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, Cafe Instanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Melange Dance company performs a variety of choreographed works inspired by the true stories of the patrons, from cabaret drag to a tribute to those who were lost in the fire. $12. www.melangedanceofnola.com.
  • “HARVEY”: 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, The Bayou Playhouse, 101 Main St., Lockport. The story of Elwood P. Dowd, a man with effervescent courtesy with a 6-foot, 3 1/2-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey as a best friend. (888) 992-2968. www.bayouplayhouse.com.
  • CHRIS GETHARD LIVE: 8 p.m., Friday, March 27, The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Comedy Central writer, actor and comedian brings show to the Crescent City as part of the Brooklyn Brewery Mash week of events. $15. www.newmovementtheatre.com.
  • BLUE DEVILS AND BETTER ANGELS — TENNESSEE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE READING: 8:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, Old Ursuline Convent, 1112 Chartres St., New Orleans. Scenes, monologues, poetry and correspondence of Williams that relate to the struggles and triumphs of the spirit. $35. (504) 525-1486. www.tennesseewilliams.net.
  • THE ART OF SONG: 7 p.m., Friday, March 27, Nims Black Box Theatre, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. New Orleans Center for Creative Arts vocal music students sing classical art songs by English and Italian composers. (504) 940-2787. www.nocca.com.
  • “DICHTERLIEBE”: 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Tenor Dana Wilson performs Robert Schumann’s song cycle, accompanied by Todd Simmons. Free, $20 suggested donation. (504) 948-9998. www.marignyoperahouse.org.
  • “WHEN YA SMILIN’”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, 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. rivertowntheaters.com.
  • “THE ART OF CONVERSATION” STAGED READING: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Performance of the Matt Baganz’s winner of the 2014 One-Act Play Contest. $10 or festival pass. (504) 525-1486. www.tennesseewilliams.net.
  • “THE WALTZ”: 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Performance of Dorothy Parker’s short story by Claudia Baumgarten. Q&A to follow. $20. (504) 525-1486. www.tennesseewilliams.net.
  • “I NEVER GET DRESSED TILL AFTER DARK ON SUNDAYS” STAGED READING: 7 p.m., Saturday, March 28, Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. Performance of Tennessee Williams’ one-act play. $20. (504) 525-1486. www.tennesseewilliams.net.
  • ANA GASTEYER AND SETH RUDETSKY: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Saturday Night Live” and Broadway star Gasteyer joins XM Radio host Rudetsky as part of Broadway in New Orleans series. $50 and up. (800) 838-3006. www.boradwaynola.com.
  • N’KAFU TRADITIONAL AFRICAN DANCE COMPANY’S DINNER THEATER: 8 p.m., Saturday, March 28, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Company presents “M’Batle Su (Going Home): Kuma Amde — Kumba Amundé” and features a dramatic story about a mean stepmother. $25. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
  • ONE-ACT PLAY CONTEST WINNER STAGED READING: 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29, LaNouvelle Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. Presented by UNO department of film, theater and communications arts. $10 or festival pass. (504) 525-1486. www.tennesseewilliams.net.
  • TRUMAN TALKS TENNESSEE: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, LaNouvelle Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. Joe Vig portrays Truman Capote in this premiere about the two men’s friendship. $20. (504) 525-1486. www.tennesseewilliams.net.
  • SUNDAY MUSICAL MEDITATION: 5 p.m., Sunday, March 29, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Clarinetist Ben Schenck explores the sonic and acoustic properties of the opera house. (504) 948-9998. www.marignyoperahouse.org.
  • “NEVER SWIM ALONE”: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through April 18, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Presented by the Elm Theatre, this satirical piece is a 13-round boxing match with a referee that explores two men fighting for the Top Dog title. $15. (504) 218-0055. www.elmtheatre.org.
  • “ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE”: 6 p.m. seating, 8 p.m. show, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. Sundays, through April 5, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The musical play about the life music of Cline, with hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall To Pieces” and “Sweet Dreams.” $30 and up, dining available. (504) 527-6088. nationalww2museum.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. $40. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • “DINNER WITH FRIENDS”: 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, March 26-28, April 2-4; 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color; Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Two married couples’ comfortable routines are shaken to the core by divorce. $30 and up. (504) 522-2081. www.lepetittheatre.com.
  • THE GOODNIGHT SHOW WITH JOHN CALHOUN: 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Local evening talk/entertainment show with Big Chief Victor Harris, demographer Dr. Allison Plyer, artist Helen Gillet and the Goodnight Show Players. $10. www.thegoodnightshow.us.
  • MUDLARK PUPPETEERS PRESENT “HANSEL & GRETEL”: 8 p.m., Friday to Sunday, April 3-5, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. The Mudlark Puppeteers return as part of the fourth New Orleans Puppet Festival, with a new production of “Hansel & Gretel,” featuring marionettes and large puppets. $20, $15 students and seniors, $5 under 12. (504) 948-9998. www.marignyoperahouse.org.
  • EMERSON STRING QUARTET: Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color8 p.m., April 15, Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 2863 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Internationally renown Grammy-winning ensemble perform in concert for Friends of Music. (504) 895-0690. www.tulane.edu/liberal-arts/music.
  • MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE DANCE PROGRAM 3: 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday, April 17-19, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Choreographer Donna Crump’s “The Rooftop” will be performed with an original jazz score by violinist Donald Surtain; “Salterelle” by Diogo de Lima is set to a new woodwind quintet by composer Scott King; and Maya Taylor’s “Under a Glass Bell” will feature a commissioned work for piano by Dustin Gledhill. $30, $20 students, seniors. (504) www.marignyoperahouse.org.
  • 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

  • JPAS YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE: Register now. Program aimed at children, from third to 12th grade, producing four musicals, including “Hairspray Jr.,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” Space limited, registration packets online. (504) 885-2000 x 211. www.jpas.org.
  • MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE DANCE COMPANY: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. The company will be filling positions for one female and two male dancers accomplished in modern, ballet, contemporary and partnering. Rehearsals and performances are paid. Callbacks will follow directly, from 2 p.m. Dancers must arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. with headshot and résumé. marignyoperahouse.org.