Opening "The Answer" A play about the difficult choices teens face presented by Elder Youth Empowerment Rites of Passage at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Theater April 26. Tickets are $25. 6 N. Laurel St. 231-0899.
The Firehouse Theatre Cabaret A series of 10-minute plays with music by Ryan Corbitt during intervals. Plays open at 8 p.m. April 24 and continues Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. Through May 2. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.
"The Mikado" A production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic presented by Opera Theatre VCU at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. April 26. Through April 27. Ticket are $10. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
"The Neon Man and Me" Slash Coleman's one-man show about the life of a neon artist, at 7 p.m. at the Children's Hospital of Richmond April 26. Tickets are $8. 2924 Brook Road. 828-4661.
Spring Repertory Gala The Concert Ballet of Virginia performs at The Woman's Club at 8 p.m. April 25. The ballet continues April 27 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$18. 211 E. Franklin St. 798-0945.
Hot Lunch at the Firehouse "Learning to Like Leno," by Glynis Boyd, part of a series of staged readings by the Richmond Playwright's Forum at noon at the Firehouse Theatre.Opens April 29. 1609 W. Broad St. 200-8155.
"Cabaret," a musical set in 1929 Berlin, at 7:30 p.m. presented by Theatre VCU at the Hodges Theatre. Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Through April 27. Tickets are $8-$18. 922 Park Ave. 828-6026.
"Genius in the Attic: The Restless Curiosity of Alexander Graham Bell." Presented by The Carpenter Science Theatre Company at the Science Museum of Virginia Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Through April 25. Tickets are $8.50. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
"Greater Tuna" A comedy about a small Texas town at the Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern. Tickets are $35-$38. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
"Once Upon a Mattress" A musical take on the classic tale of "The Princess and the Pea," at the Swift Creek Mill Theatre Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. Tickets are $31.50-$41.50. Through June 14. 748-5203.
"The Little Dog Laughed" A satire of Hollywood hypocrisy at the Barksdale Theatre. Play continues Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35-$38. Through May 18. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.
"Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor" Tyler Perry does not appear in this stage play at the Landmark Theater. Tickets are $32.50 646-4213.
"Waiting to Be Invited" A play about four women during the civil rights movement presented by the African American Repertory Theatre at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $20-$25. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Through April 27. 4901 Brook Road. 355-2187.