• ‘THE DEVILS YOU KNOW’: 8 p.m., preview, opens Jan. 2-3, 8-10 and 18-19. The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A new black comedy by Mason Joiner. (504) 298-8676. www.theshadownboxtheatre.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. www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • ‘GONE WITH THE BREAKING WIND’: 8 p.m. Fridays to Sundays through Jan. 18. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Varla Jean Merman is back as the biggest Southern belle of them all in this hilarious stage production. Joined by Ricky Graham, Sean Patterson, Brooklyn Shaffer, Brian Johnston and Jefferson Turner, this powerhouse brings the South to its knees. $40 for opening night; $30. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • ‘DEBAUCHERY’: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 7, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. New Orleans’ only live soap opera about an Uptown family with a downtown mom. $10 at the door only. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • 6X6: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 14, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Six 10-minute plays by six local playwrights are presented in staged reading, with themes close to the heart of New Orleans. $10 at the door only. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • ‘STAR WARS’ STAGED READING: 8 p.m., Jan. 9-10, Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road, Covington. $5 donation. (985) 893-1671. www.playmakersinc.com.
  • CHEZ SHEA CABARET: 8 p.m., Jan. 23-24; 6 p.m., Jan. 25. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Legendary local thespian Janet Shea takes to the stage to tell her story through song, accompanied by Jefferson Turner. $20. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • ‘CAMILLE’: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Jan. 29 through March 1; 6 p.m. Sundays. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. A comedy send-up of Dumas’ dying heroine comes to life at the hands of Jeffery Roberson directing and Ricky Graham, A.J. Allegra, Sam Dudley, Sean Patterson, Kyle Daigrepont and more bringing to life this unique production. $25 and up. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
  • NEUTRAL GROUND POETRY FORUM: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Neutral Ground Coffee House, 5110 Danneel St., New Orleans. A weekly writing workshop that affords poets an opportunity to share work with other writers. Bring five copies. (504) 891-3381.
  • ‘THE CRADLE WILL ROCK’ AUDITIONS: noon to 6 p.m., Jan. 3-4 and 10-11. Akili Academy of New Orleans, 3811 N. Galvez St. Cripple Creek Theater Company’s production. Email Andrew Vaught for audition time at vaught@criplecreekplayers.org. www.cripplecreekplayers.org.
  • ‘LOOT’ AUDITIONS: 7 p.m., Jan. 12 and 14, Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road, Covington. Dark farce about bank robbers and misplaced bodies. For production March 6-22. (985) 893-1671.