Gone with the Breaking Wind
Drag queen Varla Jean Merman, along with Ricky Graham, Sean Patterson, Brooklyn Shaffer, Jefferson Turner and Brian Johnston, star in the parody. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460, MidCityTheatre.com

Through April 4
Dinner with Friends
Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple nearing middle-age whose lives are turned upside down when they learn their best friends are divorcing. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

April 10 and 12
The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart’s comic opera features disguises, intrigue and mistaken identities. New Orleans Opera Association, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 801 N. Rampart St., 529-3000, NewOrleansOpera.com

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The touring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical stars “American Idol” alums Diana Degarmo and Ace Young. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNola.com

15-May 17
Boudin: The New Orleans Project
The theater production, a mash-up of visual art, storytelling and live music, is inspired by New Orleanians’ answers to the same question: “How has New Orleans music saved your soul?” Southern Rep Theatre, location TBA, 522-6545, SouthernRep.com

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
The concert features internationally acclaimed concert pianist Jon Kimura Parker. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 801 N. Rampart St., 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

Joey Arias
The New York cabaret and drag icon channels Billie Holiday to celebrate the singer’s 100th birthday. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800, cacno.org

Alan Cumming: Uncut
The performer (“The Good Wife,” Broadway’s Cabaret) sings original songs from his solo album, I Bought a Blue Car Today, and selections from musicals. The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., 528-9569, TheJoyTheater.com

Peter and the Wolf Family Concert
LPO portrays each character of Prokofiev’s classic children’s tale with different instruments – flutes flutter like a bird, clarinets stalk like a cat, and horns glare like a big hungry wolf. Before the concert at 1:45 p.m. there will be opportunities to interact with LPO musicians and their instruments. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Roussel Hall, Loyola University, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com