A VERY GASHLYCRUM TINIES BIRTHDAY BURLESQUE FOR THE REVEREND SPOOKY LESTRANGE: 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. An Edward Gorey-inspired burlesque show. $15 for both nights. (504) 298-8676. www.theshadowboxtheatre.com.
CABARET MACABRE: 8 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Dark, comic vignettes inspired by illustrations of Edward Gorey (504) 948-9998.
I HOPE I SOMEDAY GET TO MEET YOU, NANCY DREAUX: 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; through Nov. 9. McWilliams Lab Theatre, 215 McWilliams Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans.
THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND — BROADWAY SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 15. Marquette Theater, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. $12. (504) 865-2074. Loyno.edu/worldgoesround.
NUMB: 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays; 7 p.m., Sundays; Nov. 7 through Dec. 6. The Ether Dome, 3625 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Goat in the Road Productions looks at the history of anesthesiology and 19th century medicine. $20. www.goatintheroadproductions.org.
TAKEN: 7 p.m. Friday, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Excerpts from Kesha McKey’s work with speakers Ted Quant, of Twomey Center for Peace through Justice, and Bill Quigley, of Gillis Long Poverty Law Center, Loyola University. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
THE GRADUATES: 7 p.m. Friday, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. ArtSpot productions performance, and Meg Garvey and Jerrod Thompson-Hicks of the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
BETWEEN SHOWS — ANYTHING GOES: 6:30 p.m. Monday, The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A “Roaring Twenties meets carnival” cocktail party/concert extravaganza to raise funds for See 'Em On Stage, with performances by local entertainment luminaries. Costuming encouraged. $20 and up. (504) 298-8676. www.theshadowboxtheatre.com.
STUCK TOGETHER: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A staged reading of a play by Steven Guggenheimer. $5 donation. (504) 298-8676. www.theshadowboxtheatre.com.
ONE NIGHT STAND: 8 p.m., Nov. 15, Fairgrinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon, New Orleans. Performers Chris Champagne, Mike Strecker, Kathleen Newsome, Christian Villere. (504) 330-9117.
THE LION AND THE JEWEL: 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; through Nov. 16. Cook Theatre, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. A look at the clash between culture and tradition. (504) 816-4857. www.dillard.edu.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; through Nov. 16. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit returns to the Saenger Theatre with reinvented staging, scenery and orchestra. Tickets start at $61. (504) 287-0351. www.saengernola.com.
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m.; Nov. 7-22, with 8 p.m. Nov. 20. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A British award-winning comedy about gangsters, mistaken identity and one man working for two bosses. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER: 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturdays; 3 p.m., Sundays. Opens Nov. 7-23. Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. A comedy take of the backstory of Peter Pan and Captain Hook. (504) 522-2081. www.lepetittheatre.com.
THE GOODNIGHT SHOW WITH JOHN CALHOUN: 8 p.m., Café Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Talk show with spotlight on New Orleans talent and culture. $10. www.thegoodnightshow.us.
I’D RATHER BE RICH: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturdays; 2 p.m., Sundays; opens Friday through Nov. 23. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. World premiere of Fred Roberts’ comedy about friends and their foibles in the pursuit of wealth. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.
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.
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.
ORPHANS: 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, through Nov. 8. Marigny Theatre, 1030 Marigny St., New Orleans. Story of two brothers and a kidnapped businessman and how their relationship evolves. $15 (Thursdays), $20. (504) 758-5590.
ROCKY HORROR SHOW: Midnight Saturdays, 8 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 12. AllWays Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Stage adaptation of cult classic movie. $10. (504) 218-5778.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE: 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 6 through Nov. 21.Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. NOCCA’s theater department presents the musical about a group of students as they compete for a spelling title. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
SEASAME STREET LIVE: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Friday; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Saturday; 4:30 p.m. Sunday. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. The lovable characters come to life in this family-friendly show. $26. (504) 280-7171.