This Tony Award-winning musical explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. Thu–Sat 8P; Sun 5P, $15–$28. Majestic Repertory Theatre, majesticrepertory.com
Part vaudeville extravaganza, part exposé, and wholly electrifying, "Assassins" is a dark and controversial Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical about the American dream gone awry. Presented by Las Vegas Little Theater with a cast of 16 and an orchestra of 13.
This spoof of a particular hit musical was created by Gerard Alessandrini, the man behind the hit show Forbidden Broadway. Tue–Sun, 7:30P; Sat–Sun, 2P, $55. Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
A man has fallen to his death from a police station window. Did he jump or was he pushed? The cops want a cover up, but first they have to contend with an unlikely detective – a certified lunatic with a knack for impersonation. Wed–Sat 8P; Sun 2P, $20-$25. Cockroach Theatre, 1025 S. First St., cockroachtheatre.com
A Public Fit Theatre Company presents a staged reading of "Appropriate" by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The Lafayette clan descends upon the decrepit homestead of their newly-departed patriarch. The adult children sort through a horde of mementos, clutter, debt, and all the family baggage. As they make a disturbing discovery, the contentious reunion explodes.
"Gianni Schicchi' is an irresistible comic opera by Puccini set around the death bed of a rich man, where greed and avarice reign as his family vies for his wealth. Five performances will be presented by Sin City Opera and Cockroach Theater at Art Square Theater.
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect.