Feb. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13

<cal2>"Amadeus by Peter Shaffer." Presented by the Arlington Players. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. At Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington.

<cal1>Feb. 18-March 13

<cal2>"Chumbale" — Every Love Bird Needs a Nest. By Oscar Viale (Argentina). Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25/regular, $20/students and seniors. At Teatro de la Luna. At the Gunston Arts Center - Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Call 703-548-3092;

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 13

<cal2>"Arsenic and Old Lace." Mount Olivet Players stages play in conjunction with Keegan Theatre. Free. Show are Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Dinner heater with Saturdays shows, 6 p.m. (adults: $12, children: $6). Lunch Matinee on Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m. (adults: $6, children: $3). Performances at Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Tickets: 703-527-3934, (click on Event Registration).

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 6

<cal2>"Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" 8 p.m. nightly; Saturday/Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the American Century Theater. At the Theater Two, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Tickets are $26-$32. Tickets can be ordered online at or by calling 703-998-4555.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 7

<cal2>"Stick Fly." Tickets are $25 to $66. A comedy at Arena Stage in Crystal City that explores the role of race and privilege in the African-American social aristocracy. Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. At Arena Stage in Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell Street, Arlington. Visit, by phone at 202-488-3300.

<cal1>Feb. 9 to April 4

<cal2>"Sweeney Todd." At Signature Theatre. Tickets are $52 to $76. Show times are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. There is no "Sweeney Todd" performance on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. Call Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT or go to

<cal1>Feb. 19-Mar. 7

<cal2>"Once on this Island". Chalice Theatre in partnership with The Keegan Theatre presents this Caribbean-themed musical with a multi-generational cast that earned eight Tony nominations. Story is based on The Little Mermaid legend. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m., additional matinee performance Saturday March 6 at 3 p.m. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. $20 per ticket, $15 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 703-892-0202 ext. 6.

<cal1>Now Through March 7

<cal2>"I am My Own Wife." Andrew Long plays all 33 characters, from Charlotte, her aunt and her father, SS commanders and Stasi officials, to international reporters and the playwright himself. Showtimes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Presented by Signature Theater in the ARK Theater. Tickets are $47-$71, and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT or visiting

<cal1>March 5-April 11

<cal2>"The Light in the Piazza." Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $74. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 202-488-3300. At Arena Stage in Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington.

<cal1>Now Through March 14

<cal2>"Mahalia, a Gospel Musical." Starring Bernardine Mitchell as Mahalia Jackson will be in performance at MetroStage. A musical biography of the "Queen of Gospel Music" directed by Thomas W. Jones II. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. All tickets $45-$50. Call 800-494-8497, Groups/703-548-9044. At 1201 North Royal St. Alexandria.

<cal1>Now Through March 14

<cal2>"Puss 'n Boots." Adapted by Ramola D from the French fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Additional performances: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20; March 6 at 3:30 p.m. For ages 4 and up. Tickets are $12/advance, $15/door, $10 for parties of 10 or more. Presented by Synetic Family Theater, 4041 Campbell Ave., Arlington in Shirlington Village. Call 800-494-8497 or