Entertainment Guide Theatre — 04 February 2010

LITTLE THEATRE OF ALEXANDRIA 
Scapino!
Through February 6 

Two young men are left by their miserly fathers in the care of two not-so-attentive servants with disastrous results. Scapino! has everything you want in a comedy: Wily servants outsmarting their masters; young lovers kept apart by their parents; misers who do anything to hold on to their money; gypsies; chase scenes; mistaken identities and more.

600 Wolfe St.
703-683-0496
www.thelittletheatre.com

METROSTAGE
Mahalia: A Gospel Musical
Through March 14

A musical biography of Mahalia Jackson, Mahalia chronicles the life of “The Queen of Gospel Music” from her beginnings in the segregated South to her debut at Carnegie Hall, culminating in her performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Starring Bernadine Mitchell, winner of the 2005 Helen Hayes Award for this role.

1201 N. Royal St.
703-548-9044
www.metrostage.org

SIGNATURE THEATRE
Sweeney Todd 

February 9 – April 4 

Signature Theatre presents the Stephen Sondheim masterpiece musical Sweeney Todd a story of obsession and revenge, full of gothic gore, lush songs and romantic melodrama. When Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd, returns to London after years of wrongful imprisonment, he vows to take revenge on the man who destroyed his life.  Meeting Mrs. Lovett, the proprietor of a meat pie shop, he learns of the suicide of his wife and the abduction of his daughter and his descent into madness begins. 

4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington
703-820-9771
www.signature-theatre.org

ARENA STAGE CRYSTAL CITY
Stick Fly
Through February 7

Kent LeVay invites his fiance, Taylor, to meet his parents at their luxurious Martha’s Vineyard summer home. Taylor, under the microscope and unaccustomed to the surrounding wealth, challenges the household dynamic. Conflict and dysfunction ensue as playwright Lydia Diamond (The Bluest Eye) astutely examines African American social aristocracy in this thought-provoking and lively family comedy.

1800 S. Bell St., Arlington
202-488-3300
www.arena-stage.org

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