A LIE OF THE MIND: Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Set in the gritty American West, the story alternates between two families after a severe incident of spousal abuse. 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 4. $15 to $20. (504) 488-1460 or MidCityTheatre.com.
TICKLING THE IVORIES & THE FUNNY BONE: 8 p.m., Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Piano and comedy clash to make a one-of-a-kind night. $15. Castle501.com.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Based on the film. $33.50 - $38.50. rivertowntheaters.com.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 26
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES — BOB HOPE AND HIS ALL-STAR PACIFIC TOUR: 6 p.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A tribute to the shows and stars Bob Hope took to war-zone islands during World War II. $30 show only; $60 brunch and show, $50 under 12; $65 dinner and show, $57 under 12. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT LAUGHS: 10 p.m. to midnight, La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Stand-up comedy open mic. Free.
BLUEBERRY HILL: 7:30 p.m., Teatro Wego! Dinner Theatre, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. The production features classic New Orleans R&B songs made famous by Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe and others. $16.50 - $31.50. (504) 885-2000.
DR. SUESS’ FELINE CREATURE AND A PORTAPUPPET DOUBLE FEATURE: 11 a.m., Christ Episcopal School, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. “Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?” presented by “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont and the puppets.
AN ILIAD STARRING DENIS O’HARE: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. $25-$40. (504) 528-3800 or cacno.org.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 28
THIN WALLS: 4 p.m., The Shadowbox, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Tango-playing Charlotte and her Hollywood-bound daughter Julie run an isolated pet cemetery with one simple rule —speaking is forbidden — and are immediately shaken up by the arrival of handyman Bram. theshadowboxtheatre.com.
MONDAY, SEPT. 29
AUDITIONS: 7 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Casting for The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation Inc, sixth annual radio adaptation of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” firstname.lastname@example.org, (504) 355-9673 or deutscheshaus.org.
A READING WITH TRACY K. SMITH: 7:30 p.m., Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Tracy K. Smith is the author of three books of poetry. Free. 2.tulane.edu.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 30
AMERICA’S WARTIME SWEETHEARTS: 11:45 a.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters by The Victory Belles. $40. (504) 528-1943.
BROOMSTICK: 8 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. In a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone spins a spellbinding tale about her life, love affairs and cursed reputation. (504) 522-6545.
“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” TOUR KICKOFF: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Celebrating its momentous 11th season, the show’s top 10 finalists will make their way across North America, performing in more than 70 cities, beginning in New Orleans. $37.75 to $75.75. saengernola.com.
THURSDAY, OCT. 2
A NOLA LOVE STORY: 11:30 p.m., Seed, 1330 Prytania St., New Orleans. A love story in five courses. $38 or $60 per couple.