OPENING THIS WEEK
“ANON(YMOUS)”: 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. The drama department presents an original work by Naomi Iisuka about a young refugee and his journeys through the U.S. $15. nocca.com.
BROOKS WHEELAN: 8 p.m. Thursday, Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., New Orleans. “Saturday Night Live” and “Girls” alumnus brings his comedy show, with Matty Ryan. $15 and up. (504) 826-9912. publiqhouse.com.
“DIE FLEDERMAUS”: 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. The New Orleans Opera Association stages the Viennese operetta masterpiece filled with masquerades, intrigue, romance, jail and a salute to champagne. Sunday’s performance can be paired with brunch. Performance only tickets start at $26. (504) 529-3000. neworleansopera.org.
“LAST COMIC STANDING” LIVE TOUR: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Stage version of NBC television show with winner Clayton English and Michael Palascak, Dominique, Ian Bagg and Andy Erickson. $29.97 and up. (504) 287-0350. mahaliajacksontheater.com.
LU PIANO DUO: 8 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu.
“MYSTERIUM MAGIC SHOW — An EVENING OF ELEGANT SUPERNATURAL ENTERTAINMENT”: 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday, Nov. 22, 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 hte familiar behind. $15. mysteriumshow.com.
“MYTHBUSTERS — JAMIE & ADAM UNLEASHED!”: 8 p.m., Friday, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Live version of Discovery series television show. Fans join hosts on stage and assist in their often unorthodox approach to science. $35 and up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.
“THE SOLDIER’s STORY —A Musical Drama”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Based on Stavinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat,” the show is an updated, Louisiana-centric piece about a soldier’s encounter with the devil. $15, $5 youth. (985) 641-0324. slidelllittletheatre.org.
“THE ADDAMS FAMILY — A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; through Nov. 22, 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. Saturday and Nov. 19-20; 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.
“THE EULOGY”: 9 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Nov. 19, 20, 21; 5 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 22; 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.
“HELLO JOSEPHINE”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 22; 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.
“SIMPLY IRMA — A MUSICAL PLAY”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Music legend Irma Thomas is the centerpiece of this production directed by Bean. $25. (504) 862-7529.
“SONG OF A MAN COMING THROUGH”: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 21; 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. Thursdays through Mondays, through Nov. 23, 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
“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, also Nov. 21-22; Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.
“TWO ROOMS”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 21; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 22; 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; Wednesdays through Nov. 25; 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.
“ACHIEVEMENT UNDRESSED — Video GAME BURLESQUE”: 11:50 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. An homage and satirical look at video games. $15 and up. nolanerdlesque.com.
“DREAMERS OFTEN LIE”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19-21; 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.
“FISHERS OF MEN”: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. matinee Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 22; 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.
“GRAPHIC CONTENT — Comic Book Burlesque”: 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, 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, Nov. 19, 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.
“SCOOBY DOO MON”: 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 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, Nov. 20-21, 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 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, Nov. 20, 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, Nov. 20, 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”: opening Nov. 19, 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.
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. email@example.com.
“THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA”: 1 p.m. Saturday, Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Jefferson Performing Arts Society will hold auditions for three roles, all paid. All must use an Italian accent. Women must prepare “The Joy You Feel” and men should prepare a song that suits their character. The show will run in January. Sign up for six-minute audition. No phone calls. For inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org.