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"The Barber of Seville" The Virginia Opera and the Richmond Symphony present Gioacchino Rossini's Italian comedy featuring the antics of singing barber Figaro as he helps his former master Count Almaviva woo and marry the beautiful Rosina. Performances take place at the Landmark Theater March 27 at 8 p.m., with a repeat showing on March 29 at 2:30 p.m. $22-$98. 6 N. Laurel St. 262-8003

"Pulp" The Richmond Triangle Players present Patricia Kane's noir parody of old movies and the lesbian pulp fiction of the 1950s following the owners and patrons of a post-WWII jazz bar known as The Well at the Gay Community Center of Richmond every Friday and Saturday through April 18 at 8 p.m. $20-$25. 1440 Sherwood Ave., 346-8113.

"Son Corazon" The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents a special performance at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen celebrating the Afro-Cuban and Spanish rhythms of Latin American music and dance. Production begins March 27 at 7:30 p.m., continuing through March 28 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 3 p.m. $15-$20. 2880 Mountain Road. 379-2555.

Ongoing

"Mindgame" The Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents the stage adaptation of Anthony Horowitz's thriller following a writer of true-crime stories and his attempt to interview a serial killer locked away in a hospital for the criminally insane. Production continues through April 4. $15-$20. 319 N. Wilkinson Road. For show times call 262-9760.

"Mona's Arrangements" The Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern presents this musical comedy about a successful flower-shop owner who falls for a gentleman 20 years her junior. Performances continue through April 19. $3-$38. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 282-2620.

"Murder in the Court" The Mystery Dinner Playhouse performs a new murder-mystery comedy featuring a courtroom backdrop, complete with judge, jury and an executioner at the Holiday Inn West End, continuing each Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through June 13. $42. 2000 Staples Mill Road. 649-2583.

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" Following the actions of two minor characters from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," the Henley Street Theatre Company examines the laws of probability and the mysteries of mortality with an all-female cast, reversing the Elizabethan all-male tradition. Production continues through March 28. $15-$20. 4901 Old Brook Road. 340-00115.

"Studio 3" Richmond Ballet presents a multimedia performance of Val Caniparoli's "Djangology," as well as the world premiere of Gina Patterson's "Silence," in the facility's Studio Theatre, featuring various forms of choreography, music and audio-visual imagery. Production continues through May 3. $15-$28. 407 E. Canal St. 262-8003.

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