The Wiz

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Mariah Lyttle stars as Dorothy in the Virginia Rep’s production of ‘The Wiz,’ onstage through Aug. 4 in The November Theatre.

ARENA STAGE

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

“Ann,” by Holland Taylor, is a captivating tribute to Texas Gov. Ann Richards’ life as an activist, politician and feminist champion. Kreeger Theater. Through Aug. 11. $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 Aug. 2-25. $18-$20.

FOUR COUNTY PLAYERS

Barboursville Ruins, 17655 Winery Road, Barboursville. 540/832-5355; fourcp.org

Shakespeare at the Ruins: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” 7 p.m. July 25-27.

FREDERICKSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE

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

“Fool for Love,” by Sam Shepard. July 26-28. $10.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. hyltoncenter.org

Prince William Little Theatre: “Annie.” Friday-Sunday July 19-28, with sensory-friendly performance on July 27 at 2 p.m. $15-$25.

KENNEDY CENTER

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

“The Band’s Visit,” based on the 2007 film, follows an Egyptian Police Band sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. Eisenhower Theater. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Through Aug. 4. $45-$149.

“Aladdin,” the hit Broadway musical based on the Disney film. Opera House. July 18 to Sept. 7. Recommended for ages 6 and up. $39-$179.

The Second City: “America; It’s Complicated!” a world-premiere bipartisan sketch show. Theater Lab. Through Aug. 11. $49-$59.

MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE

Pure Flix World Theatre, 400 Fourth St. SW, Washington, D.C. 866/430-MOTB; MuseumoftheBible.org

“Amazing Grace,” one-act version of the inspirational Broadway musical. Through Aug. 18. $50-$65.

QUILL THEATRE

Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond. 804/340-0115 or quilltheatre.org; 804/353-4241 or agecrofthall.org

21st Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival: “The Taming of the Shrew,” all-female production. Through Aug. 4. $20-$35.

RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS

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

“Grey Gardens,” musical based on the iconic documentary about Jackie O’s most infamous relatives. Through July 27. $10-$40.

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. July 24 to Sept. 15. $37-$72; show-only tickets available.

SIGNATURE THEATRE

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

Summer Cabaret Series, featuring Melissa Errico, Wesley Taylor, Joe Coleman, Christie Dashiell, Erin Driscoll, Maria Rizzo, Awa Sal Secka and Christian Douglas. ARK Theatre. Through Aug. 4.

“Assassins,” Sondheim’s daring and darkly funny musical featuring nine would-be and successful presidential assassins. Aug. 11 to Sept. 29.

STAGE DOOR PRODUCTIONS

“Othello,” July 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. and July 28 at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 8951 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Aug. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. at Kitt Creative, 810 Caroline St., third floor. Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at Spotsylvania Merchant Square Pavilion, 9010 Old Battlefield Blvd., Spotsylvania.

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

“The Wiz,” based on L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” is set to the sounds of R&B, soul and pop. Through Aug. 4. $36 and up.

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

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