ARENA STAGE

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

“Kleptocracy,” world premiere of Kenneth Lin’s timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok. Kreeger Stage. Through Feb. 24. $41-$95.

“The Heiress,” a melodrama suggested by the Henry James novel “Washington Square.” Fichlander Stage. Feb. 8 to March 10. $40-$95.

FAUQUIER COMMUNITY THEATRE

4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. 540/349-8760; fctstage.org

“The Lion in Winter,” a modern-day classic involving sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons. Through Feb. 10. $15-$17.

FOLGER THEATRE

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

“Nell Gwynn,” a heartwarming Restoration comedy by Jessica Swale. Through March 10. $42-$79.

FORD’S THEATRE

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

“Twelve Angry Men,” Reginald Rose’s classic courtroom drama. Through Feb. 17. $17-$64. Recommended for ages 12 and older.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703/993-8888; cfa.gmu.edu

The Mason Cabaret: The Golden Age of Broadway. Harris Theatre. Feb. 1-2. $15, $30.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn & Schumann, Feb. 2. $15-$65.

Virginia Opera: “The Elixir of Love,” sung in Italian with English subtitles. Feb. 16-17. Pre-performance discussion featuring “Dr. Opera” Glenn Winters begins 45 minutes prior. $54-$110.Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. hyltoncenter.org

Right Angle Entertainment: “The Simon & Garfunkel Story,” an immersive concert-style theater show chronicling the folk-rock duo’s journey. Feb. 1. $39-$55.

LA Theatreworks: “Steel Magnolias,” Feb. 9 with pre-performance discussion with a company member. $26-$44.

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY’S LISNER AUDITORIUM

730 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/994-6800; gwutickets.com

“Menopause The Musical,” starring Cindy Williams from “Laverne & Shirley.” Feb. 15-17. $35-$65.

KENNEDY CENTER

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

American Ballet Theatre: “Harlequinade,” a tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte style. Opera House. Through Feb. 3. $39-$199.

Broadway Center Stage: “The Music Man,” featuring Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller and Rosie O’Donnell. Eisenhower Theater. Feb. 6–11. $69-$249. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

MODLIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

University of Richmond, 453 Westhampton Way, Richmond. modlin.richmond.edu

Cirque Éloize: “Saloon, A Musical Acrobatic Adventure,” Jan. 31. $10-$38.

Sounds of China features contemporary Chinese folk musicians blending the ancient and modern by combining traditional Chinese music with modern arrangements. Feb. 1. $10-$36.

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, Feb. 7. $10-$40.

THE NATIONAL THEATRE

1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 800/514-3849; TheNationalDC.com

The Magic of Adam Trent, Feb. 2. $55-$80.

John Cameron Mitchell: “The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig,” Feb. 8. $54-$79.

RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS

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

“Trans Scripts,” based on material assembled from more than 75 interviews conducted with people from around the world who identify as transgender. Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Proceeds benefit Nationz Foundation.

RIVERSIDE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

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

“La Cage aux Folles,” a heartwarming comedy about a gay couple and the madness that ensues when their son announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultraconservative couple. Through March 3. $45–$69.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/547-1122; shakespearetheatre.org

“Richard III” charts the rise of a tyrant who will stop at nothing to gain power. Feb. 5 to March 10.

SIGNATURE THEATRE

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

“Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show,” celebrating the music of the jazz great. Through March 10.

SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading Series, various dates through June 3. Free.

TEATRO DE LA LUNA

NRECA Conference Center 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703/548-3092; teatrodelaluna.org

“Canta Mi Corazon / My Sweet Heart Sings: Noche de Boleros,” featuring Spanish-language love ballads, accompanied by well-known area musicians. Feb. 16. $30-$35.

VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE

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

“Once” based on the 2007 film by John Carney, follows a classic tale of boy-meets-girl but through the eyes of two musicians in Dublin. Feb. 8 to March 3. $36 and up.

Theater Gym, 114 W. Broad St., Richmond. 804/282-2620; va-rep.org

“In My Chair,” world premiere co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company. March 2-24. $35 and up.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE

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

“As Far as My Fingertips Take Me,” an intimate one-on-one theater experience. Through Feb. 3. $15; tickets sold via an online lottery in partnership with TodayTix.

“BLKS,” by Aziza Barnes, celebrates queerness and sisterhood as three twentysomething black women wrestle with love, uncomfortable truths and the anguish of adulting in New York City. Feb. 4 to March 3. $46.

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

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