Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Andrews Sisters tribute by the Victory Belles at the WW II Museum. The performers are Shelbie Mac, Mandi Ridgdell and Cristina Perez. He saw the Andrews Sisters while in the service during the war.

  • BIG DEAL BURLESQUE BIRTHDAY SHOW: 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Roxie LeRouge hosts “Mission Un-Bareable,” a burlesque game show with live music. $10. (504) 265-8855.
  • KREWE DU BOUDOIR — MARDI GRAS BURLESQUE: 10 p.m., Old Marquer Theatre New Orleans, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Four Suits presents a raucous Mardi Gras-inspired burlesque show. The parades roll during the day and the good times roll at night with a sultry lineup of striptease and comedy, sure to be as wild as Carnival. $10. (504) 298-8676.
  • BARBIE’S DREAM FUNERAL: 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday, Feb. 13-15, Allways Theater, 2240 St. Clause Ave., New Orleans. Michael McNight’s one-man show to benefit BreakOUT, an LGBTQ youth organization. $20. (504) 758-5590.
  • CIRQUE DU GRAS: 9 p.m., Friday through Monday, Feb. 13-16, St. Roch Fire House, 1421 St. Roch Ave., New Orleans. The underground, immersive, experimental circus collective, Cirque Du Gras, returns to Carnival combining whip-cracking contortion and fire-breathing aerials with operatic clown antics and surrealist juggling mayhem. $18. (360) 220-3833.
  • 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.
  • “CAMILLE”: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 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.
  • “BLACK GRACE”: 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 :Basin St., New Orleans. New Orleans Ballet Association presents this New Zealand-based company blending body percussion and chanting of Pacific Island indigenous dances with contemporary dance. $24 and up. (504) 522-0996.
  • “LOOT”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays March 6-22; also Sundays at 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. A dark farce about religion, social attitudes, death and police. (985) 893-1671.
  • “MELANCHOLY PLAY — A CONTEMPORARY FARCE”: 7:30 p.m., March 3-7, 2:30 p.m. March 8, Robert E. Nims Theatre, Performing Arts Center, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. The theater department presents Sarah Ruhl’s play about a melodramatic bank teller and her adventures, directed by Jay Hammons. $12. (504) 280-6317.
  • “LOVE LETTERS”: 7:30 p.m., March 9-10, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Media icons Nell Nolan and Dennis Woltering share love and life through a series of letters in the A.R. Gurney show. $25. (504) 488-1460.
  • 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.


  • SUMMER LYRIC THEATRE: Saturday, Feb. 21. 9 a.m., dance auditions for “Damn Yankees” and “Hello, Dolly!”; 11 a.m. movement auditions for “Once Upon A Mattress”; 12:30 p.m. vocal auditions for all. Dixon Annex Recital Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Female dancers must bring character shoes, men must bring jazz shoes. Vocal auditions must be scheduled, bring headshot and résumé plus prepare 32-bar audition piece. (504) 865-5271 to schedule.
  • “DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS”: Sunday, March 8, 6 p.m. Encore Studio, 1999 Hickory Ave., Harahan. Rivertown Theaters will hold dance auditions first, with a vocal audition to follow. No appointment necessary. Singers will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Singers should perform 16 to 32 bars with music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. (504) 461-9475.
  • “THE ODD COUPLE”: Monday, March 9, 7 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. The classic Neil Simon production gets an update with females characters. (985) 892-9767.