thursday-sunday, jan. 10-13
“runnin’ down the mountain”: 8 p.m., Dryades Theater, 1232 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. “Runnin’ Down the Mountain” is the story of Everett and Margaret Riddle, a brother and sister, grown and living alone on their family’s orchard in the Great Smoky Mountains. This innovative performance mixes original and traditional music, live looping and soundscapes with New Noise’s own brand of visual storytelling. $15, general admission, $12, artist/student/senior. http://www.newnoise.org
thursday and saturday, jan. 10 and 12
“SHUT UP SWEET CHARLOTTE”: 8 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. “Shut Up, Sweet Charlotte” converts and subverts the Southern Gothic film “Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte.” http://www.midcitytheatre.com or call (504) 488-1460.
friday-sunday, jan. 11-13
“the class of ’70 something”: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The original hit musical. $30-$35. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.
saturday and sunday, jan. 12 and 13
“avenue q”:Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, “Avenue Q” is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. “Avenue Q” is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. No one under 17 admitted without parent. Adults, $30; military, $27; senior (65+), $27; student, $20. (504) 885-2000.
monday and tuesday, jan. 14 and 15
3X3 the one acts: 7:30 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans.Three one act plays by three New Orleans writers. http://www.midcitytheatre.com or call (504) 488-1460.
wednesday, jan. 16
The Victory Belles present A Salute to Our Heroes: 11 a.m. buffet seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The vocal trio’s musical journey salutes the military and homefront heroes in all eras. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
“debauchery”: 7:30 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Live soap opera by Pat Bourgeois. Cocktails will be available. http://www.midcitytheatre.com or call (504) 488-1460.
“VENUS IN FUR “: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; 2 and 6 p.m., Sunday,The Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street, New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. (504) 522-6545 or http://www.SouthernRep.com.
“jersey boys”: Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. Through Jan. 27. Check website or call for performance times and ticket prices. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.
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