OPENING THIS WEEK
- “ACHIEVEMENT UNDRESSED — VIDEO GAME BURLESQUE”: 11:50 p.m. Saturday, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. An homage and satirical look at video games. $15 and up. nolanerdlesque.com.
- AURORA NEALAND AND THE REDRAWBACK TRIO: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nunemaker Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Intrepid saxophonist presents an improvised set with Brad Walker and Paul Thibodeaux. Part of the Jazz Underground series. $10, $5 students/faculty/staff. cmfa.loyno.edu/montage/events.
- “DOCTOR WHO-HA — A BURLESQUE PLAY PARODYING DOCTOR WHO”: 9 p.m. Sunday, Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Society of Sin presents a special “nerdlesque” play in observance of the 52nd anniversary of the British sci-fi phenomenon “Doctor Who.” $10 and up. doctorwhoburlesque.eventbrite.com.
- “DREAMERS OFTEN LIE”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; New Orleans Art Center, 3330 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A silent adaptation of the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, youth going up against the oppressions of family and society. $10 plus a Faux/Real Festival button. (707) 779-9317. theneworleansartcenter.com.
- “GRAPHIC CONTENT — COMIC BOOK BURLESQUE”: 9 p.m., Thursday, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Superheros and super villains are celebrated in this satirical show, with graphic content. $15 and up. nolanerdlesque.com.
- “LIFE, UH, STRIPS A WAY — A JURASSIC PARK BURLESQUE”: 7 p.m., Thursday, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Based on the movie, with humans and dinosaurs with a taste for flesh. $15 and up. nolanerdlesque.com.
- “THE MUTILATED”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Freeport-McMoRan Theater, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Mink Stole stars in this later play by Tennessee Williams about Christmas Eve 1948 in the French Quarter, originally presented with another one-act play on a bill titled “Slapstick Tragedy.” $25 and up. (504) 528-3800. cacno.org.
- “MYSTERIUM MAGIC SHOW — AN EVENING OF ELEGANT SUPERNATURAL ENTERTAINMENT”: 7 p.m., through Sunday, The Old Firehouse, 720 Mandeville St., New Orleans. Keith Boudreau and Erica Valen breathe new life into the role of the magician as the show resurrects the spirit of magic and leaves traces of the familiar behind. $15. mysteriumshow.com.
- “SCOOBY DOO MON”: 7 p.m., Saturday, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. This comedy burlesque features slapstick and plot twists that will have you saying, “Zoinks!” $15 and up. nolanerdlesque.com.
- “SEXPELLIARMUS”: 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday; The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. An immersive burlesque experience at Hogwarts. $15 and up. nolanerdlesque.com.
- “TO INFINITY IN A THONG —SCI-FI BURLESQUE”: 11:50 p.m., Friday, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A sexy lampooning of science fiction, from Star Trek to Star Wars. $15 and up. nolanerdlesque.com.
- “A VERY GASHLYCRUMB TINIES BURLESQUE SHOW”: 7 p.m., Friday, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A celebration of Edward Gorey’s gothic works, with a slightly morbid sense of humor. $15 and up. nolanerdlesque.com.
- “THE WEDDING PARTY”: 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, The Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. A family goes through joys and sorrows in this production featuring local musicians and actors. $20. (504) 304-0460. theweddingpartynola.com.
- “THE ADDAMS FAMILY — A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The creepy and the spooky Addams family comes to life in this Broadway show, with new music and story. $40 adults, $38 seniors, $36 students/military. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.
- “AGNES OF GOD”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; Lab Theatre, UNO Performing Arts Center, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. A novitiate believes she has been impregnated by an angel and is accused of killing the newborn. A psychiatrist and Mother Superior vie to get to the truth and protect the church. $12, $8 students/faculty. (504) 280-7469. brownpapertickets.com.
“DREAM/PLAY”: 8 P.M. THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 2 P.M. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY; LUPIN THEATER, DIXON HALL ANNEX, TULANE UNIVERSITY, 6823 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. INTRIGUED BY THE THIRD PLANET FROM THE SUN, A GODDESS VENTURES TO EARTH TO FIND HUMANITY RIFE WITH LIMITATIONS AND IMPERFECTIONS. CAN SHE HELP THE HUMAN RACE DISCOVER THE SECRET TO HARMONY AND JOY? $12, $9 TULANE EMPLOYEES/ALUMNI, $8 STUDENTS/SENIORS. (504) 865-5106. TULANE.EDU/LIBERAL-ARTS/THEATRE-DANCE.
“THE EULOGY”: 9 P.M. THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 5 P.M. SUNDAY; OLD MARQUER THEATRE, 2400 ST. CLAUDE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. MICHAEL BURGOS BRINGS HIS ONE-MAN SHOW ABOUT THE COMEDIC SIDE OF FUNERALS. $15. OLDMARQUER.COM.
- “FISHERS OF MEN”: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday; Ashé Powerhouse Arts Center, 1731 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. $25. Nov. 19 pay-what-you-can performance. Local playwright Harold Ellis Clark’s production of a megachurch pastor and his efforts and issues working with troubled converts. (504) 569-9070. ashecac.org.
- “HELLO JOSEPHINE”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents the third installment in the Blueberry Hill saga, with tunes from the New Orleans jukebox. $30, $27 seniors/military, $25 students, under 12. (504) 885-2000. jpas.org.
“A HISTORY OF COMEDY”: 7 P.M., FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MAG’S, 940 ELYSIAN FIELDS AVE., NEW ORLEANS. BOB MURRELL’S ONE-MAN COMEDY SHOW BASED ON CARL SAGAN’S POPULAR 1980 TELEVISION SHOW. $5. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORBOB-MURRELL.COM/HISTORYOFCOMEDY.
“JUMP, JIVE AND WAIL —THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA”: 6 P.M. DINNER, 8 P.M. SHOW, BB’S STAGE DOOR CANTEEN, NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. SHOW CELEBRATES NEW ORLEANS TALENT AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE AMERICAN MUSICAL SCENE. $30 AND UP. (504) 528-1943. STAGEDOORCANTEEN.ORG.
- “SONG OF A MAN COMING THROUGH”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St., New Orleans. Southern Rep world premiere of Joe Morris Doss’ and Andrew Doss’ story of Louisiana convicted murderer Earnest Knighton Jr., with music, gumbo and second-lines. $20 and up. (504) 522-6545. southernrep.com.
- “TERMINATOR —THE MUSICAL”: 7 p.m. Thursday through Monday; Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. World premiere of Breanna Bietz’s parody on James Cameron’s first two “Terminator” movies. $15. (504) 298-8676. seosaproduction company.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, Sunday; Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.
- “THE THREE MUSKATEERS”: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday; Jesuit High School Auditorium, 4133 Banks St., New Orleans. Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale of swordsmen in 18th-century France comes to life through the school’s Philelectic Society. $10 advance, $15 door. (504) 486-6631. jesuitnola.org/phils.
- “TWO ROOMS”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Lab Theatre, UNO Performing Arts Center, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. The show follows Michael and Lanie, the former a prisoner in Beirut and the latter trying to stay connected to her husband from America. Joined by an journalist and a U.S. representative, the four try to cope with a situation where answers are overshadowed by questions. $12, $8 students/faculty. (504) 280-7469. brownpapertickets.com.
- “THE VICTORY BELLES — SONGS THAT WON THE WAR”: 11:45 a.m. seating for buffet, 12:45 p.m. show; Wednesday; BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. This show brings back the great songs of the Great War. $40 matinee buffet; $65 dinner and show. (504) 528-1944, ext. 273. nationalww2museum.org.
- “THE BLUEST EYE”: Opening Friday Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 20; Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Stage adaptation of Toni Morrison’s work about the legacy of racism in a small Ohio town. $35 and up. (504) 522-2081. lepetittheatre.com.
- “CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Opening Wednesday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 20; Nims Theatre, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. John “Spud” McConnell brings Ebenezer Scrooge to life in the classic retelling of this heartwarming tale of redemption and holiday spirit. $15 and up. southernrep.com.
- “FANCY NANCY’S SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS”: Opening Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 13; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Based on the popular children’s book, Fancy Nancy is back with a holiday tale, full of music and merriment. $16. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.
- “NEWSIES”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday Dec. 1-3, Sunday Dec. 6; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6; Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Tony Award-winning musical about youngsters who hawked papers on the streets of New York until they united to fight for justice. $40 and up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.
- “SISTER ACT”: Opening Friday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 13; Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. The popular movie about a lounge singer and an order of nuns comes to life on stage in this Tony Award-winning musical. $40 and up. (504) 885-2000. jpas.org.
- “THE SNOW QUEEN”: Opening Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 13; Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Stage version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of the chilling royal, a frozen prisoner and his friend’s efforts to save him. $25 adults, $15 youth/students. (985) 641-0324. slidelllittletheatre.org.
“THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT A SWINGIN’ CHRISTMAS”: OPENING WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2 THROUGH DEC. 30, VARIOUS DAYS; 11:45 A.M. SEATING FOR BUFFET, 12:45 P.M. SHOW; WEDNESDAY; BB’S STAGE DOOR CANTEEN, NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. THE CANTEENS TRIO CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY MUSIC THAT KEEP THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON BURNING DURING THE WAR YEARS. $30 AND UP. (504) 528-1944, EXT. 273. NATIONALWW2MUSEUM.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. nolacomedy.com.
- COMEDY GUMBEAUX: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Open mic with seasoned performers. comedygumbeaux.com.
- COMEDY NIGHT: 9 p.m., Saturdays, Twist of Lime, 2820 Lime St., Metairie. (504) 455-7775.
- 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.
- “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Bayou Playhouse, Lockport. Jugglers and clowns sought by director Perry Martin for commedia dell’arte production of the classic Dickensian tale. Rehearsals will be primarily in New Orleans. (504)236-1796. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “PRIDE AND PREJUDICE”: 7 p.m., Sunday and Monday, Nov. 29-30, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Jane Austen’s classic novel of life in 19th Century England comes to the stage in this production. The comedy requires 11 female and eight male cast members, plus extras for ballroom scenes. Bring a resume, headshot and prepare a brief monologue, as well as readings with other actors. slidelllittletheatre.org.