Through 28
The Vic-Tones

Watch this dynamic male vocal trio sing 1940s standards like “Chatanooga Choo Choo” and “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” every Wednesday through June. The Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943,

Through 25
Ain’t Misbehavin’

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life with this musical revue featuring memorable songs such as “This Joint Is Jumpin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose.” The Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943,

Through 25
Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)

A young man in 1863 is promised his freedom from slavery if he fights for the Confederate side. What he finds on the battlefield will change him forever. Loyola University Marquette Theater, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 522-6545,

As One

This new, 75-minute character-driven opera depicts the inner journey of a transgender person with humor and empathy. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., 529-3000,

The Taming of the Shrew

In Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, Bianca must secure a husband for her rebellious sister Katherine before Bianca’s father will give her permission to marry. Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5106,

Mamma Mia!

ABBA’s hit romantic comedy about romance in Greece returns to New Orleans for high-energy fun. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,

Muse + Thirty Seconds to Mars + PVRIS

Muse, Thirty Seconds to Mars and PVRIS hit Champions Square as part of their North American tour. Champions Square, 587-3822,

It’s Only a Play

Terrence McNally’s side-splitting comedy centers on theater insiders eagerly awaiting opening night reviews of their play at a lavish party. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081,

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain

Dynamic musicians and contemporary dancers tell the story of a man trying to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,


New Orleans’ live, ongoing soap opera enters its seventh season as sisters Chanel and Cartier continue their outrageous adventures. The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 522-6545,

Boston: Hyper Space Tour

The timeless music of classic rock act Boston comes to New Orleans, reproducing their unearthly sounds without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,

29-July 2
ESSENCE Festival

“Party with a purpose” with musical acts such as John Legend, Chaka Khan and Diana Ross, alongside speakers such as Rev. Al Sharpton and filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, (888) 946-9655,