Musicals and plays running or opening soon.
‘OTHER DESERT CITIES’
Through Saturday: Jon Robin Baitz’s play is about a woman who shows up at her wealthy parents’ desert home with a tell-all memoir, threatening to reveal a damaging secret. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.atcharlotte.org.
‘ANGELS IN AMERICA’
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Through May 31. Tony Kushner’s two-part play, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” runs in repertory (sometimes on the same day). Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.
‘THE BIG LEBOWSKI’
May 14-25: Citizens of the Universe, which specializes in live interpretations of film scripts, turns to the Coen brothers’ comedy. UpStage, 3306-C N. Davidson St. 704-430-4821; www.upstagenoda.com.
May 16-June 1: The hit-filled “American tribal love-rock musical” (“Let the Sunshine In,” “Hair,” “Easy to Be Hard”) summons the era of hippies, antiwar protests and free love. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.
‘THE FIRST LADY’
May 17-18: Rozlyn Sorrell, Roderick Warner and Leshea Stukes star in this inspirational drama about a bishop’s wife who leaves her husband and ends up at a small Greensboro church. Scottish Rite Temple, 4740 Randolph Road. 704-365-3579; www.obsidianmediagroup.org.