Signature Productions presents the musical “Oliver!” October 24 through November 18 in the theater at the Summerlin Library. It is based on the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” set in Victorian England.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins takes Dion Boucicault’s 1859 tale of interracial romance and turns it into a hilarious comparison of attitude towards race, then and now. Thu–Sat 8P; Sun 5P, $25. Majestic Repertory Theatre, majesticrepertory.com
London, 1967. Beatlemania is in full effect, the “Me” generation is in its prime and Kenneth and Sandra have the world at their fingertips. It’s the summer of love, and that’s all they need. But what happens when the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll fade away and they have children of their own?
Feast on the musical comedy of the Las Vegas Improvisational Players as they make up the show on the spot, based on your suggestions. 7P, $10; $5 kids, seniors, and military. Show Creators Studio, 4455 W. Sunset Road, lvimprov.com
This musical based on the hit film stars R&B singer Deborah Cox and features many of Whitney Houston’s biggest hits. Wed-Sun 7:30P; Sat–Sun 2P, $36–$127. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Fallen trousers, sexual indiscretions, mistaken identities, and lewd puns abound in Joe Orton’s farce about psychiatry, religion, marriage, government, definitions of gender, and even simple language. Thu–Sat 8P; Sat–Sun 2P, $21–$24. Las Vegas little Theatre, lvlt.org
Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. You never know who you’ll see, but you know you will always enjoy some great long- and short-form improv. Come at 6:30 for a donation-suggested drop-in class focusing on musical comedy, stay for the fun and games. $10. The Sci-Fi Center, 5077 S. Arville St., greyenvelope.com
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m. Named the Best Comedy Show in Vegas by Desert Companion, improv geniuses Paul Mattingly and Matt Donnelly will lead you to laughter and beyond. Free, pay what you desire in the buckets at the end of the show. Inside Art Square, 1025 S. First Street.
Every Monday, 8 p.m. It’s ping pong with wit, tennis with words featuring both short- and long-form improv from some of the valley’s most experienced improv actors. Wine and concessions available. Come at 6p for drop-in class with Paul Mattingly. $10 show, $15 for both drop-in and show. Baobab Stage Theatre, 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. S., baobabstage.com