Feb. 26, 27, 28 and March 5, 6, 7
<cal2>"Hansel and Gretel." Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington. Call 703-548-1154 or visit www.encorestage.org
The new opening for "Gdirl from Gdansk" is Thursday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. with press on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Church Street Theater through March 7.
The new opening for "The Atheist" (Keegan Theatre's new island project) is Sunday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. with press on Monday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. also at the Church Street Theater through March 9.
<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; www.teatrodelaluna.org.
<cal1>Now Through 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. Call Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT or go to www.signature-theatre.org.
<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 www.signature-theatre.org.
<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 ArenaStage.org, 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: Feb. 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 www.classika.org