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"And the Killer Is…" The Mystery Dinner Playhouse performs a murder-mystery comedy against an award-show backdrop at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., continuing through Oct. 16. $42. 6531 W. Broad St. 649-2583.

"The Beebo Brinker Chronicles" The Richmond Triangle Players present the off-Broadway adaptation of Ann Bannon's 1950s pulp novels, telling of the lives and loves of four friends living in Greenwich Village, in production through Oct. 9. $20-$25. 1300 Altamont Ave. 346-8113.

"Dead Man's Cell Phone" Theatre VCU presents a unusual comedy about a woman who picks up a man's cell phone in a cafe, only to realize the man is dead. She then takes it upon herself to take his calls and tell those trying to reach the man what they want to hear. In production through Oct. 10 at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. $10-$25. 922 Park Ave. 828-6026.

"Ferdinand the Bull" Theatre IV presents a family musical about a passive bull and a flamenco dancing bullfighter searching for identities outside their intended paths at the Empire Theatre, in production through Oct. 17. $14-$18. 114 W. Broad St. 282-2620.

"The Foreigner" Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents this off-Broadway hit comedy about a group of two-timers who must deal with a shy stranger who doesn't speak a word of English. In production through Oct. 23. $35-$50. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203.

"Shipwrecked! An Entertainment" Barksdale Theatre presents the fantastical stories of real-life ocean adventurer Louis de Rougemont at Willow Lawn, continuing through Oct. 24. $37-$40. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

"Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming" Barksdale Theatre presents a comedic, gospel-inspired musical following the retirement send-off of respected pastor, in production through Nov. 7. $35-$38. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 282-2620.

Studio 1 Richmond Ballet opens its latest season with performances of modern dance pieces "Clowns and Others" as well as "Ershter Vals," continuing production through Oct. 17. $15-$125. 407 E. Canal St. 800-745-3000.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" The St. Jon's Players present Clark Gesner's musical comedy based on Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts characters at St. John's United Church of Christ, continuing through Oct. 17. $8-$10. 503 Stuart Circle. 358-9291.

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