Falsettos

A DAY IN FALSETTOLAND: Richmond Triangle Players opens the 2019-20 season with the Tony-winning musical ‘Falsettos’ on Sept. 6 and runs through Oct. 6. The musical, featuring music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Finn and James Lapine, takes a hilarious and heartbreaking look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family.

ALTRIA THEATER

6 N. Laurel St., Richmond. 804/592-3368; altriatheater.com

“Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” features songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a new score from the songwriters of “Hairspray.” Sept. 17-22. $39.50-$88.50.

ARENA STAGE

1101 Sixth St. SW, Washington, D.C. 202/488-3300; arenastage.org

“Jitney,” by August Wilson, about a Pittsburgh jitney station struggling against an oppressive lack of opportunity and unnerving neighborhood gentrification that threatens the way they live and work. Kreeger Theater. Sept. 13 to Oct. 20. $41-$95.

COLONIAL BEACH PLAYHOUSE

717 Marshall Ave., Colonial Beach. 804/214-0517; cbplayhouse.org

“Charlotte’s Web,” the classic childhood story of Wilbur, the irresistible young pig, and how he is saved by Charlotte the spider. Friday through Sunday through Aug. 25. $18-$20.

FOLGER THEATRE

201 E. Capitol St., SE, Washington, D.C. 202/544-7077; folger.edu/theatre

“1 Henry IV,” Shakespeare’s epic coming-of-age tale. Sept. 3 to Oct. 13. $27-$85.

FORD’S THEATRE

511 10th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/347-4833; fords.org

“Fences,” part of August Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle, illuminating one family’s struggles in a racist society. Sept. 27 to Oct. 27. $15-$70.

FREDERICKSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE

Fred’s Theater, 810 Caroline St., fourth floor. fredericksburgtheatre.org

“Wonderland Lives,” Buddy Thomas’ fractured fairy tale follows your beloved characters long after happily ever after fades away. Aug. 23-25. $10.

KENNEDY CENTER

2700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 800/444-1324; kennedy-center.org

18th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival, a celebration featuring more than 65 theater companies from the D.C. area. Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Various locations. Free.

“Dear Evan Hansen,” the Tony-winning musical musical about a lonely teen with social anxiety struggling to find connection. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Through Sept. 8. $79-$175; limited availability.

“Aladdin,” the hit Broadway musical based on the Disney film. Opera House. Through Sept. 7. Recommended for ages 6 and up. $39-$199.

THOMAS JEFFERSON’S POPULAR FOREST

1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest. 434/534-8120; poplarforest.org

Shakespeare Under the Stars: “Twelfth Night,” a comedy of love triangles and mistaken identities. Presented by Rogue Productions. Aug. 22-25 and Aug. 29-31. $15; reservations are recommended.

RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS

Robert B. Moss Theatre, 1300 Altamont Ave., Richmond. rtriangle.org

“Falsettos,” a musical that looks at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family. Sept. 6 to Oct. 5. $20 and up.

RIVERSIDE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Off U.S. 17 in Falmouth. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com

“South Pacific,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic WWII-themed musical intertwines the themes of romance, duty and prejudice. Through Sept. 15. $37-$72; show-only tickets available.

SIGNATURE THEATRE

4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703/820-9771; signature-theatre.org

“Assassins,” Sondheim’s daring and darkly funny musical featuring nine would-be and successful presidential assassins. Through Sept. 29.

STAGE DOOR PRODUCTIONS

810 Caroline St., third floor. stagedoorproductions.org

“Jane Eyre,” Charlotte Brontë’s Gothic love story follows a young governess and her encounters with Thornfield Hall’s enigmatic master, Edward Rochester. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6-7 and 13-14; and 3 p.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. 15.

STUDIO THEATRE

1501 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/232-7267; studiotheatre.org

“Doubt: A Parable,” Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about faith, ambiguity and the price of moral conviction set in 1964 at a Bronx Catholic school. Sept. 4 to Oct. 6. $20-$80.

VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE

Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover. 804/282-2620; va-rep.org

“Forever Plaid,” a barbershop musical revue, follows four friends who return from the afterlife for their last chance at musical glory. Featuring such songs as “Catch a Falling Star,” “Day-O,” “16 Tons,” “Three Coins in the Fountain” and “Chain Gang.” Through Aug. 25. $44.

The November Theatre, 114 W. Broad St., Richmond. 804/282-2620; va-rep.org

“A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder,” Tony-winning musical about a low-born man who sets off down a macabre path to claim his future. Sept. 27 to Oct. 20. $36 and up.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE

641 D St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/393-3939; woollymammoth.net

“Fairview,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Jackie Sibblies Drury, confront perceptions of racism in America in this family drama. Sept. 9 to Oct. 6. $34 and up.

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

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