1101 Sixth St., S.W.
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, a musical portrait of singer Billie Holiday at the end of her life. Through June 4. In the Kreeger. $49-$68.
511 10th St., N.W.
Shenandoah , musical set in Virginia during the Civil War. Stars Scott Bakula through April 30; Brian Sutherland May 2-21.$25-$52.
2700 F St., N.W.
The Canterbury Tales, Royal Shakespeare Company presents Geoffrey Chaucer's classic in two self-contained parts. April 15-May 7. Eisenhower Theater. $25-$78.
Walking the Winds: Arabian Tales, world premiere. Stories reflect the music and traditions of the Arab world with song and dance. Ages 9 and up. Through April 16. Family Theater. All seats $15.
L'Elisir D'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti. Washington National Opera. Through April 17. Opera House. $45-$190.
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner. The first in the Washington National Opera's staging of an "American Ring" cycle. Through April 14. Opera House. $45-$190.
Shear Madness continues in the Theater Lab. $34.
the shakespeare theatre
450 Seventh St., N.W.
The Persians by Aeschylus, classical Greek tragedy about the perils of unbridled pride. Through May 21. $14.25-$71.25.
the studio theatre
1501 14th St., N.W.
Frozen. Three people's lives are connected by the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl. April 12-May 7. Milton Theatre. $25.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, portrait of a charismatic teacher who dared to forge her own path. Through April 15. Metheny Theatre. $32-$52.
D.C. Jewish Community Center
1529 16th St., N.W.
Info: 202/777-3229; theaterj.org
Bal Masque. Richard Greenberg ("Take Me Out") surveys social change in 1966. Through May 21. $15-$40.
washington shakespeare company
Clark Street Playhouse
601 S. Clark St., Arlington
Richard II, Shakespeare's take on the rise and fall of English royal houses. April 13-May 14. $22-$30.
woolly mammoth theatre company
641 D St., N.W.
The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy. A return of one of Woolly's most acclaimed hits, with the original 1996 cast and director. Through May 7. $30-$48.