MOMIX brings the beauty of the American Southwest landscape in its mesmerizing production of ‘Opus Cactus,’ playing Friday at GMU’s Center for the Arts.


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

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


1201 Caroline St. 540/372-1144.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” featuring six actors attempting to present all of the Bard’s plays in a single night. 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 3-5 p.m. Sunday. $10. Other performances: 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Brooke Point High School. $10. Part of the profits will be donated to the school.

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


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

“The Lion in Winter,” a modern-day classic involving sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons. Jan. 25 to Feb. 10. $15-$17.


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

“Nell Gwynn,” a heartwarming Restoration comedy by Jessica Swale. Jan. 29 to March 10. $42-$79.


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

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


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

“Equus” follows a disturbed youth whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence. Contains adult language and situations, and nudity. Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Jan. 25-27. $10.


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

MOMIX: “Opus Cactus,” a visual and sensory journey through the natural wonders of the American Southwestern desert. Jan. 25. $30-$50. Federal Government Shutdown offer: $5 tickets to federal employees for January performances; present federal government employment ID at ticket office and get up to two discounted tickets, limit two, subject to availability.

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.

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.


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

“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;

Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage,” a concert drama performed by the China National Traditional Orchestra, follows Buddhist monk Xuanzang, who travelled the length of the Silk Road across China on a pilgrimage to India. Jan. 25-27. Opera House. $70-$200.

American Ballet Theatre: “Harlequinade,” a tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte style. Opera House. Jan. 29-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.


University of Richmond, Alice Jepson Theatre, 453 Westhampton Way, Richmond.

Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble, includes the “Dancing Honeymoon,” with songs from the 1920s and 1930s; “Numerator,” set to Lou Harrison’s “Varied Trio;” and “The Trout,” a new work performed to Schubert’s “Trout Quintet.” Jan. 25; Q&A session follows the performance. $10-$45.


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

“School of Rock—the Musical,” with 14 new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, follows a wannabe rock star who earns extra bucks by posing as a prep school substitute teacher. Recommended for age 8 and up. Through Jan. 27. $54-$114.RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS

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

“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;

“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;

“Richard III” charts the rise of a tyrant who will stop at nothing to gain power. Feb. 5 to March 10. Federal Government Shutdown offer: Limited number of tickets available during preview week, Feb. 5-10, with the promo code FEDERAL19. Employees must present a valid federal ID when picking up tickets, limit four tickets per ID. See website for details.


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

“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.


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

“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;

“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;

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


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

“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

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

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