MAMMA MIA!: 7:30 p.m., also Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. National touring company of the hit based on the music of ABBA by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. $35.55 and up. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.com.
YOUR LITHOPEDION: 8 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays through Feb. 1, Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Dark comedy about a serial killer’s attempts to reform and become the founder of Serial Killers Anonymous, wreaking havoc on his marriage. From Lux et Umbra company, written by UNO professor and playwright Justin Maxwell. $15. www.oldmarquer.com.
DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA: 7 p.m., also Friday and Saturday, Café Instanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A chance meeting in a bar unfolds in this drama by Pulitzer Prize-winner John Patrick Shanley. $10. (504) 940-1130. www.cafeistanbulnola.com.
MAMA’S GIRLS: 5 p.m., Sunday, Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. AARP Louisiana celebrates caregiving with production of Garrett Davis’ play about five sisters who face the reality of their mother’s declining health. A preshow information fair begins at 4 p.m. RSVP required. (877) 926-8300.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS WENT: 10 p.m., Jan. 24, AllWays Lounge and Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Freaksheaux to Geaux teams with the Ford Theatre Reunion from Lexington, Kentucky, for a revamped staging of their most popular show that combines the whimsy of the beloved children’s book with the dark circus stylings of Freaksheaux’s performers and the raucous “carny punk” sounds of the Reunion. $15 and up. (504) 322-8862. www.freaksheaux2geaux.com.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 10 a.m. and Friday for schools. Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival production as part of Performances for the Schools program provides live theater for children in underserved schools. Other students can attend for $10. (504) 865-5105. www.neworleansshakespeare.org.
THE SQUIRREL THAT KICKED THE HORNETS NEST: 8 p.m., also Friday, Castle Theater, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Chris Champagne’s one-man show of political satire. $15. (504) 287-4707.
REAL|UNREAL: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 22-25, Playhouse NOLA, 3214 Burgundy St., New Orleans. A set of four one-act plays about nature and reality by Breanna Bietz, Ros Peter Nelson and Brian Sands. $12. www.southofuqbar.net.
THE FOUR SEASONS: 8 p.m. Jan. 23-25; Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Marigny Opera House Dance Company presents world debut of full-length ballet in four movements with Baroque instrumental accompaniment to Vivaldi’s classic. $20 students; $30. (504) 948-9998. www.marignyoperahouse.org.
WILL ROGERS FOLLIES: 8 p.m. opening Friday, Fridays to Sundays through Jan. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 29; 2 p.m. Sundays. Rivertown Theater, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A look at the life and career of Rogers through a Ziegfield Follies-type vehicle for production. $37, adults; $35, seniors; $32, students and active military. (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
THE DEVILS YOU KNOW: 8 p.m., Sunday and Monday, The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A new black comedy by Mason Joiner. (504) 298-8676. www.theshadowboxtheatre.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. Friday to Sunday, 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. $30. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.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.
DANCING WITH THE STARS — LIVE!: 8 p.m., Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Mirrorball Champion Alfonso Ribeiro, Kym Johnson, Sasha Farber, Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Emma Slater and Valentin Chmerkovskiy from the hit TV show hit the local stage.
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.