On stage in New Orleans, Aug. 6-13, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Kyle Sheehan -- Cripple Creek Theatre Company presents a musical that explores the difficulty and necessity of collective action. 'The Cradle Will Rock' shows at 8 p.m., Fridays to Sundays through Aug. 22, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. For more information, visit www.cripplecreekplayers.org.

  • “PTERODACTYLS”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Promethean Theatre Company presents a black comedy about family, decay, denial, communication, disease and dinosaurs. $15. (919) 610-9998. www.oldmarquer.com.
  • “THE BOOK OF LIZ”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, through Aug. 15; The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Broken Habit Productions, in association with 2 Duxx, present the local premiere of the show that is a world that could only spring from the mind of David and Amy Sedaris. “The Book of Liz” is a tale of faith tested, love renewed and the mysteries of breakfast burritos. $20. (504) 638-6326. www.brokenhabitproductions.com.
  • “KINGDOM OF EARTH”: 8 p.m. Fridays to Sundays, through Aug. 16; 6200 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans presents this dark, comic thriller about two half-brothers and one’s wife trapped in a Mississippi Delta farmhouse on the eve of a flood. $25, $20 students, seniors. VIP packages for opening night. (504) 264-2580. twtheatrenola.com.
  • “THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES — BOB HOPE AND HIS ALL-STAR PACIFIC TOUR”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show, Sundays, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. $3 and up. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • AMATEUR OPEN MIC NIGHTS: 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, La Nuit Comedy Theatre, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Comedy Sportz competitive, clean, all-ages improvisation. $12 adults, $8 kids under 18. (504) 390-4958. www.nolacomedy.com.
  • “MUCK DYNASTY”: 7 p.m. Sunday, The Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Philip Melancon and Chris Champagne present jaunty political satire surveying every level of governmental high jinks in music and comedy. $15. (504) 202-0986. Reservations: chris@christianchampagne.com.
  • 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.
  • “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.
  • “THE CRADLE WILL ROCK”: 8 p.m., Fridays to Sundays through Aug. 22; Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Cripple Creek Theatre Company presents a musical that explores the difficulty and necessity of collective action. www.cripplecreekplayers.org.
  • GG’S 504 COMEDY TOUR: 8 p.m. Aug. 15, Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Gina Gomez hosts her popular stand-up showcase with Laura Meagher, Danny Ray, Anna Lederman and Carrey B. $10. (504) 287-4707. www.castle501.com.