Jubilee

‘Jubilee,’ now playing at the Arena Stage, follows the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, the bold a cappella African American ensemble born on the campus of Fisk University in 1871. The musical features uplifting spirituals and hymns, including ‘Wade in the Water,’ ‘Ain’t That Good News,’ ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ and ‘Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen.’

ALTRIA THEATER

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

“Something Rotten!” the Tony-nominated smash about two brothers who set out to write the world’s very first musical. May 17-19. $33.50 and up.

ARENA STAGE

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

“Jubilee,” a cappella music-infused play inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers. Kreeger Theater. Through June 2. $41-$95.

CAT THEATRE

319 N. Wilkinson Road, Henrico. 804/262-9760; cattheatre.com

"Office Hours," by Norm Foster, follows six different stories unfolding at the same time in a race toward quitting time. June 7-22. $13-$33.

DOMINION ENERGY CENTER

600 E. Grace St., Richmond. 800/514-3849; etix.com

Richmond Symphony: "Carmen in Concert with Denyce Graves." Carpenter Theatre. May 18. Free pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. $10-$75.

Central Virginia Dance Academy: "Passports Please!" Carpenter Theatre. June 1-2. $9-$16.

FAUQUIER COMMUNITY THEATRE

Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. 540/349-8760; fctstage.org

“My Fair Lady,” the classic musical where a cockney flower girl seeks out speech lessons from the intelligent, yet eccentric, professor. Through May 19.

FOLGER THEATRE

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

“Love’s Labor’s Lost,” Shakespeare’s comedy about lovers and clowns, foolery and the follies of the heart. Through June 9. $42-$79.

FORD’S THEATRE

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

“Into the Woods,” by Stephen Sondheim, is an imaginative, darkly comical remix of beloved fairy tales. Recommended for 12 and older. Through May 22.

FREDERICKSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE

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

“Hand to God,” by Robert Askins, explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. May.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703/993-8888; cfa.gmu.edu

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Verdi’s “Requiem,” May 11. Pre-performance discussion at 7 p.m. $15-$50.

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

Manassas Ballet Theatre: "The Sleeping Beauty," with accompaniment by Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra. May 17-19. $25-$65.

KENNEDY CENTER

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

Washington National Opera: “Tosca,” Opera House. May 11-25. $35-$300.

National Symphony Orchestra: "Unexpected Italy (I): Liszt & Rossini," Concert Hall. May 16-17. $15-$89.

Ballet Across America with Dance Theatre of Harlem and Miami City Ballet, Opera House. May 28 to June 2. $29-$119.

“Shear Madness,” a whodunit that holds the Guinness world record as the longest-running play in America. Theater Lab. Ongoing. $54 and up.

MOSAIC THEATER COMPANY

Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre, 1333 H St. NE, Washington, D.C. mosaictheater.org

“Sooner/Later” navigates the paths of romance, marriage and parenting while exploring the pains and pleasures of all three. May 15-June 16.

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.

THE NATIONAL THEATRE

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

“Pride & Joy,” about the untold love story of Anna Gordy Gaye and R&B singer Marvin Gaye. Through May 12. $49-$99.

RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS

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

"Miss Gulch Returns!" imagines the "Wizard of Oz" character Almira Gulch as a second-tier nightclub performer. May 15-25. $10-$35.

"The Pirates of Penzance" places Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta in late-18th-century Virginia, when King George III ruled the colony. May 22 to July 7. $37-$72; show-only tickets available.

ROUND HOUSE THEATRE

Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW, Washington, D.C. 240/644-1100; RoundHouseTheatre.org

“Oslo,” a political thriller following negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians that resulted in the historic 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. Through May 19.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

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

“The Oresteia,” the sole surviving trilogy in Greek tragedy: “Agamemnon,” “The Libation Bearers” and “The Eumenides.” Through June 2.

SIGNATURE THEATRE

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

“Grand Hotel,” a musical set in 1928 Berlin, follows a series of eclectic guests and staff. Through May 19.

“Spunk,” based on three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston and infused with blues music. Through June 23.

STAGE DOOR PRODUCTIONS

810 Caroline St., third floor. stagedoorproductions.org

“Play On!” a comedy by Rick Abbott. May 31-June 2 and June 7-9.

VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE

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. June 21 to Aug. 4. $36 and up.

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

”Gloria” follows a the editorial assistants at a prestigious Manhattan magazine. May 11 to June 2. $20 and up.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE

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

“Describe the Night” traces the stories of seven lost souls connected across decades by history, fiction, lies, and blood. May 27 to June 23.

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

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