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"The Elixir of Love" The Virginia Opera's fall season continues with a performance of Gaetano Donizetti's classic love-potion comedy at the Landmark Theater on Nov. 29, with an encore performance Nov. 30. $20-$85. For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.

"This Wonderful Life" The Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn will reimagine this classic Christmas tale concerning the life of Bedford Falls' George Bailey, opening Nov. 28 with shows through Jan. 11. $32-$38. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

Ongoing

"Bite Me" Directed by John Knapp, the Richmond Triangle Players present this "Rocky Horror Picture Show" inspired vampire musical at the Gay Community Center of Richmond through Dec. 13, with shows Nov. 21-22, 28-29, and Dec. 5-6, 12-13, with matinee performances on Nov. 23 and 30 at 4 p.m. $20-$25. 1407 Sherwood Ave. 346-8113.

"Lesser Than Thanes" The 40th Street Stage presents John Cauthen's comedic take on the Macbeth story through Nov. 29, with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. $10. 809 W. 40th St. 423-4084.

"Sander's Family Christmas" The Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern presents this sequel to its 2007 hit "Smoke on the Mountain," through Jan. 25. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. $38. For tickets and performance times call 282-2620.

"The Widow's Blind Date" The Firehouse Theatre presents this drama about the reunion of three former high school classmates by Israel Horovitz from Nov. 13-Dec. 6 with shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and matinees on Nov. 16, 23, and 30 at 4 p.m. $10-$25. 1609 W. Broad St. 595-4849.

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