See what’s on stage in Richmond, VA

Check out the shows that are lighting up local stages this weekend or opening soon.


Run and tell that — “Hairspray” is at the Altria this weekend.

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Love live theater, or want to give it a try? Here’s what’s currently on stage in the area — plus three productions to look forward to in February.

“Hairspray” | Closes Sunday, Jan. 29 | Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St. | $44+ | You can’t stop the beat of this Broadway in Richmond production. Richmond Family Magazine has an interview with one of the actors.

“Ghost Quartet” | Closes Saturday, Feb. 4 | Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St. | $20+ | Delve into the ghost stories of playwright Dave Malloy. Hear from the actors in this Style Weekly piece.

“Uncle Vanya” | Closes Sunday, Feb. 12 | Dominion Energy Center Gottwald Playhouse, 600 E. Grace St. | $22+ | Richmond Shakes presents an up-close, conversational translation of the classic drama.

“Placebo” | Thursday, Feb. 2-Saturday, Feb. 25 | ContrastRVA, 1200 McDonough St. Suite 101 | $39 | Yes, And! Theatrical Company brings an intellectual and emotional exploration of arousal to an intimate venue.

“How Black Mothers Say I Love You” | Friday, Feb. 3-Saturday, Feb. 25 | Robert B. Moss Theatre, 1300 Altamont Ave. | $10+ | Follow the story of Daphne in a story that deals with a buried past, family ghosts, and unconditional love.

“She Persisted, The Musical” | Friday, Feb. 17-Sunday, March 12 | Virginia Rep Center for Arts and Education, 4204 Hermitage Rd. | $21+ | Bring the kids to this time travel adventure through American history. Recommended for ages 5+

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