Joel McHale

The charismatic prince of sardonic pop culture commentary returns to the stand-up comedy circuit. McHale — technically 43 but aesthetically 29 — is taking his quick-hitting wit on a national tour. For more than a decade, he’s been the face of E!’s “The Soup.” He’s also known for his work as one of the stars on the resilient sitcom “Community.” McHale will continue to host “The Soup,” and new episodes of “Community” currently air on Yahoo!’s video platform, but now you can also catch him onstage flexing his comedic muscles in a new context. (8 p.m. $49-$59. Mystic Lake, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. NW., Prior Lake. 952-445-9000 or Alex Nelson



‘Crime and Punishment’

After a successful run at last year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival, Noah Bremer’s experimental theater company Live Action Set is rejoining forces with the Soap Factory for a remount of “Crime and Punishment.” Inspired by the Dostoevsky novel of the same name, the show is a choose-your-own-adventure experience set in the Soap Factory’s basement — the same setting as the annual Halloween creep-fest known as the Haunted Basement. Under the direction of Bremer (also the director of Haunted Basement), the production blends physical theater, dance and an immersive and gory environment featuring custom smells by the St. Croix Sensory. (7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. Sun., additional dates through April 27. 16-plus. $25-$100. The Soap Factory, 514 SE. 2nd St., Mpls. Jahna Peloquin



‘And the World Goes ’Round’

Bradley Greenwald and Tiffany Seymour headline this Kander and Ebb musical revue at the Jungle Theater. John Command directs the show, which takes its name from a song that the great songwriting duo wrote for Liza Minnelli in the film “New York, New York.” Music from “Chicago,” “Cabaret,” “The Rink” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman” is included in the revue. The cast also includes Betti Battocletti and Therese Walth. (7:30 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sun. Ends May 24. $28-$48. Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-822-7063 or Graydon Royce