Stages

  • 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. stagedoor canteen.org.
  • THE VICTORY BELLES RING IN THE HOLIDAYS: 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. Sundays through Dec. 27. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Vintage holiday musical classics with optional dinner. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. stagedoor canteen.org.
  • BIG DEAL BURLESQUE: 9 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., New Orleans. Roxie le Rouge produces the burlesque show, featuring Tallulah St. James, Foxy Flambeaux and Sarah the Bobcat. $12 and up. (504) 826-9912. publiqhouse.com.
  • GONE WITH THE BREAKING WIND: 8 p.m. Opening Dec. 31, and continues Jan. 2-3; Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Varla Jean Merman is back as the biggest Southern belle of them. Joined by Ricky Graham, Sean Patterson, Brooklyn Shaffer, Brian Johnston and Jefferson Turner. $40 for opening night; $30. (504) 488-1460. midcity theatre.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. midcitytheatre.com.
  • “STAR WARS” STAGED READING: 8 p.m., Jan.9-10, Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road, Covington. $5 donation. (985) 893-1671. playmakersinc.com.
  • NEUTRAL GROUND POETRY FORUM: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Neutral Ground Coffee House, 5110 Danneel St., New Orleans. A weekly writing workshop that offers 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, 10-11; Akili Academy of New Orleans, 3811 N. Galvez St. Cripple Creek Theater Company’s production. Email Andrew Vaught for audition times at vaught@criplecreekplayers.org. cripplecreekplayers.org.
  • “STAR WARS” STAGED READING AUDITIONS: 7 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road, Covington. For reading Jan. 9-10. (985) 893-1671. playmakersinc.com.
  • “LOOT” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m., Jan. 12 and Jan. 14, Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road, Covington. Dark farce about bank robbers and misplaced bodies. For production March 6-22. (985) 893-1671.