“THE ADVENTURES OF BUTT BOY AND TIGGER”: 8 p.m., The Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., New Orleans. $15. (504) 218-0055 or


“next to normal”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Repertory Theatre. (504) 522-6545.

thursday, friday and sunday

“much ado about nothing”: 5 p.m., seating begins; 7 p.m., show, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Production by the NOLA project and NOMA. $18, general admission; $10, NOMA members, university students, children ages 7 to 17.


Crimes Against Nature — A Love Story: 8 p.m., All Ways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. $10-$15. (504) 218-5778.


“on the back porch”: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, dinner seating, 8 p.m., show; 11 a.m. Sunday, brunch seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Spud and Mo and the Von Yat Family singers take you back to when radio was king.

“driving miss daisy”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Northstar Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville. Performance by JPAS. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or

“GYPSY”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $30-$35. (504) 461-9475 or

“chapter two”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.


Varla Jean Merman’s “Twice Upon a Mattress”: 8 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. $20.


“wicked”: Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. Tickets start at $50.