Musicals and plays running or opening soon in the Charlotte area.
THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
Through Friday. A young soldier reflects on shame, courage and death after fleeing the battlefield. Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.
HOW WE GOT ON
Through Sunday. A live MC spins a history lesson on the origins of rap in a story about suburban kids finding their rhythm. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 113. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.
HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
Through March 23. Zookeeper/songwriter deals with chaos surrounding his nontraditional mistress, a visiting friend and his sons plan to interfere with the popes visit to New York. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000; www.charlotteshakespeare.com.
CRIMES OF OMISSION
Through March 24. A witty psycho-drama blends dark deeds and crime-solving. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429; www.warehousepac.com.
THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
Through March 23. A serious-minded comedy about wrestling, geopolitics and raisin bread. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 113. 704-455-8542;
WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
March 22-April 7. Husband and wife experience a night of dangerous fun and games, ending in a revelation. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.
BARKER BILLS WAGTIME REVUE
March 23-24. Canine puppets face the difficulties a showbiz life. Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.
March 28-April 27. After her suicide, Veronica must return to earth to relearn values. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 113. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.
April 4-13. World premiere of Lori Fischers play about a mother and daughter coping with the 10th anniversary of the death of their son and brother. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-333-4686.
THE EXIT INTERVIEW
April 10-27. A professors exit interview gets off to a rocky start and only gets worse when a gunman appears on campus. Actors Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.
PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL
April 12-May 5. Pinkalicious suffers from a case of Pinkititis after eating too many pink cupcakes. McColl Family Theatre, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-416-4600; www.ctcharlotte.org.