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Opening

51st Festival of the Arts "Lifestage," presented by Youth Teen Theatre at 4 p.m. on July 29 at Dogwood Dell, free. 646-1437.

Empire Theater "Lyric Ave Presents: Love and Poetry," a poetry-based variety show, July 28. Tickets are $15-$20. 8 p.m.114 W. Broad St. 780-0004.

Ongoing

Agecroft Hall "Henry IV Part 1," the second of four plays about the reigns of three English kings, shows Thursdays-Sundays at 8 p.m through August 5. $13-$24 4305 Sulgrave Road. 1-866-BARD-TIX or www.richmondshakespeare.com.

Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," about mismatched roommates sharing an apartment, runs through Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $34-$38. 282-2620.

Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn "Into the Woods," a fairy-tale musical, runs Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. with weekend matinees, through Aug. 19. Tickets are $34-$38. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

Cramer Center for the Arts "Disney's High School," a musical based on the hit TV movie featuring local high schools. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. Runs through Aug. 5. Tickets are $15. 11600 Gayton Road. 282-2620.

Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen "Sabrina Fair," a Cinderella retelling set in the 1950s, through July 29, with shows at 8 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays, and matinees at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $6-$8. 2880 Mountain Road. 501-5859.

Firehouse Theatre "Little Shop of Horrors," a musical about an exotic plant that eats humans. Runs through July 29. $15. 1609 W. Broad St. 788-6457.

Mystery Dinner Theatre "Death by Doo-Wop," a murder mystery set on a 1950s dance show, runs 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 13. Tickets are $39.95. 2000 Staples Mill Road. 649-2583.

St. John's Church Actors in 1770s attire portray pivotal characters in the early days of the American Revolution at 2 p.m. through Sept. 2. Free. 2401 E. Broad St. 564-1002.

Swift Creek Mill Theatre "Sleuth," a plot-twist-filled thriller, runs through Aug. 18. Matinees on select Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $31.50 to $44.50. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203.

Sycamore Rouge "Agamemnon's Daughters," a retelling of a classic story set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Runs through Aug. 4. 957-5707.



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