With the many entertainment choices New York City has to offer, it can be difficult to make a choice. Look no further. “On Stage” host Frank DiLella has curated a list of “must-see” shows this week, directing you to the best of Broadway, off-Broadway and beyond.

“Water for Elephants”
The new musical “Water for Elephants” is setting up its tent at The Imperial Theatre beginning Saturday night. Based on the bestselling novel, the spectacle filled show follows a young man who finds himself surrounded by a vibrant circus world. “Water for Elephants” stars Grant Gustin and Isabelle McCalla and is directed by “Kimberly Akimbo’s” Jessica Stone. Opening night is set for March 21. For more information, visit waterforelephantsthemusical.com

“The Apiary”
On the off-Broadway front, don’t miss “The Apiary” featuring “Orange is the New Black” Star Taylor Schilling. The play is set 22 years in the future and centers on a pair of lab assistants who come up with a plan to change the world. “The Apiary” is playing at The Tony Kiser Theater through March 3. For tickets, visit 2st.com.

“The Hunt”
Over in Brooklyn, at St. Ann’s Warehouse, the critically acclaimed London transfer of “The Hunt” is now playing through March 24. In this thrilling modern day parable, a teacher faces a devastating accusation. For more information, visit stannswarehouse.org.

“FIVE The Parody Musical”

Looking for something a bit more light? Check out “FIVE The Parody Musical,” features some of the women from Donald Trump’s past and present like Ivana, Marla, Melania, Stormy and Ivanka. The show features music and lyrics by off-Broadway parody extraordinaire Billy Reece. “FIVE” is playing at Theater 555. For tickets, visit fivethemusical.com.

Alysha Umphress

And finally, one of my all-time favorite New York based singers and performers, Alysha Umphress, returns to 54 Below on March 2 and March 3 with a new solo show titled “15 Stories.” In this musical journey of sorts, Umphress will take audience members on 15 different rides, singing everything from musical theater, country, pop, gospel and more. For tickets, visit 54Below.com.