New Orleans Stages Calendar for May 16-22

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

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

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

“NEXT TO NORMAL”: 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday, Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. Thursday is Bloggers Night. Two free tickets available for bloggers for any publication or business. Companies that promote positive social change also receive a discount on Thursday. Friday is NAMI Night, featuring a talkback after the show about mental health issues. $5 of each ticket sold benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness. (504) 522-6545.

THURSDAY, SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY

“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. http://noma.org.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND MONDAY

“CRIMES AGAINST NATURE — A LOVE STORY”: 8 p.m., AllWays Lounge, 2240 Saint Claude Ave., New Orleans. $10-$15. (504) 218-5778. http://marignytheatre.org.

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY

BANU GIBSON’S “JUST SONGS”: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $20. (504) 488-1460.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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

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

“DRIVING MISS DAISY”: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m., Sunday, Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Performance by JPAS. Thursday preview: $10. All other performances: $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.

SATURDAY

SLOW BURN BURLESQUE WITH THIS STUNTED SEXTETTE: 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Slow Burn offers outrageous antics and hilarious behavior, with a core cast of performers and special guests from around the world, plus the band, This Stunted Sextette. $15. Open seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. $15. (504) 723-1585. http://www.thehowlinwolf.com.

ONGOING

“WICKED”: Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. Tickets start at $50. http://www.ticketmaster.com or (504) 287-0351.