April in Theater

Our latest reviews, plus the more interesting productions to see this month.
Ford Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors.” Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Reviews
Little Shop of Horrors
Reasons to Be Pretty
Master Class

Previews
The classic musical Fiddler on the Roof comes to the National Theatre April 13 through May 9 starring Harvey Fierstein as Tevye, the peasant father of five daughters in tsarist Russia, a role he played in the recent Broadway revival. Tickets ($51.50 to $96.50) can be purchased here.

Title of Show —a funny musical by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen that went from theater festival to off-Broadway to Broadway—is about two guys named Hunter and Jeff who write a funny musical that goes from theater festival to off-Broadway to Broadway. It’s at Signature Theatre April 16 through June 27; tickets are $52 to $76.

Through May 22, Synetic Theater—the company that reinterprets classics with movement and music and few words—tackles Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, in which a man wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect. Get your tickets ($40 to $45; students $15) here

Continuing through April 25 at Olney Theatre Center is Hugh Leonard’s Da, about an irascible—and dead—Irish father. Also at Olney, April 14 through May 9, is the chamber musical Triumph of Love. Click here to purchase tickets ($26 to $54).

Shakespeare Theatre Company presents the French farce The Liar by Pierre Corneille. The world-premiere adaptation by David Ives is directed by Michael Kahn and runs through May 23. Tickets are $36 to $87.

The Folger Theatre’s Hamlet —April 21 through June 6—is directed by Joseph Haj of PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, whom American Theatre magazine named one of the artists shaping the next quarter century of American theater. Tickets are $30 to $60.

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