8 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat.; through Feb. 6
Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081; www.lepetittheatre.com
A group of north Louisiana women endure pain, apathy and loss and try to focus on the happy things in Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias. A couple of Broadway veterans bolster the show, with Holly-Anne Ruggiero (White Noise) directing Loni Ackerman (Evita, Cats, Beauty and the Beast) and Janet Shea, Leslie Castay, Ashley Ricord and others. Tickets $24-$38.