Musicals and plays running or opening soon.
‘HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES’
Through Saturday. Zookeeper/songwriter deals with chaos surrounding his untraditional mistress, a visiting friend and his son’s plan to interfere with the pope’s visit to New York. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000; www.charlotteshakespeare.com.
‘THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY’
Through Saturday. A serious-minded comedy about wrestling, geopolitics and raisin bread. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 113. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.
‘GUYS AND DOLLS’
Through Sunday. Faculty members Joe Gardner and Bill Lawing, who first collaborated on direction and music for this Frank Loesser musical in 1979, reunite to revive it. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College. www.davidson.edu/tickets.
‘CRIMES OF OMISSION’
Through Sunday. A psycho-drama blends dark deeds and crime-solving. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Rd., Cornelius. 704-619-0429; www.warehousepac.com.
‘WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?’
Through April 7. Husband and wife experience a night of dangerous fun and games, ending in a revelation. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.
‘THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS’
March 28-30. Tillie attempts to grow marigolds from radioactive seeds for the science fair while dealing with a self-centered mother and unstable sister. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Rd., Cornelius. 704-619-0429; www.warehousepac.com.
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 Fischer’s 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. 704-372-1000; www.astarvingartistproduction.com.
‘THE EXIT INTERVIEW’
April 10-27. A professor’s exit interview gets off to a rocky start and only gets worse when a gunman appears on campus. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.
April 12-21. Former Negro Baseball League star Troy Maxson’s bitterness at limitations due to racial politics are reflected in his life as a trash collector in 1957 Pittsburg. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Sam Ryburn Walk. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.
‘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.
April 13-21. Jim Hawkins learns lessons in friendship, loyalty and his conscience as he and Long John Silver look for treasure. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953; www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
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