Theater and dance

On stage

Rent, 20th anniversary tour, through April 23, Shubert Theatre, Boston. $68 and up. www.bochcenter.org, 866-348-9738

The Who & the What, through May 7, South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St., Boston. Starting at $25. huntingtontheatre.org, 617-266-0800

Coming shows

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, April 21 and 22, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 50 School St., Bridgewater. $15 adults, $10 students, $5 ages 12 and under. Proceeds benefit First Parish 300th anniversary fund.

The Importance of Being Earnest, April 21, 22, 28 and 29, 8 p.m., Theatre At The Grange, Norfolk Grange Hall, Rockwood Road (Route 115), Norfolk. $12. www.theatreatthegrange.com, www.facebook.com/theatreatthegrange

The Red Tent, April 21 to May 14, Mixed Magic Theatre, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket. $20. mmtri.com, 401-305-7333

King Elizabeth, April 27 through May 28, Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket. New version of Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller, adapted and directed by Tony Estrella. $44 and $52; previews April 27-30, $33. gammtheatre.org, 401-723-4266

Through a Portagee Gate, April 27 to 29, 7:30 p.m.; April 30, 2 p.m., BCC Jackson Arts Center Theater (H-Building), BCC Fall River Campus, 777 Elsbree St. Portrait/tribute to Portuguese immigrant cobbler. $15 general, $10 seniors/BCC students/staff. Available at door.

The Crucible, April 28 and 29, 7:30 p.m.; April 30, 2 p.m., The Black Box, 15 West Central St., downtown Franklin. Franklin Performing Arts Company production. $24. www.theblackboxonline.com, 508-528-3370

Pippin, May 4, 8 p.m., Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford. Directed by Diane Paulus. $47 to $67. 508-994-2900, www.zeiterion.org

Young Frankenstein The Musical, May 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m.; May 7, 2 p.m., Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. $21 and $26. 401-762-4545, www.stadiumtheatre.com

Like Sheep to Water, or Fuente Ovejuna, May 11 through June 11, Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence. 401-351-4242, www.trinityrep.com

Matilda the Musical, May 17 to 21, 7 p.m., Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., downtown Providence. $21 to $88 (Family Night discount May 17). 401-421-2787, www.ppacri.org

Wicked, June 7 through July 23, Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. (800-982-2787, www.BroadwayInBoston.com)

College

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, April 20 to 22, 7:30 p.m.; April 22 and 23, 2 p.m., PAS Stage, School Street, Franklin. Presented by School of the Arts at Dean College. $22 general, $12 seniors, $7 children. www.dean.edu/boxoffice

Special events

Write Here! Write Now!, May 1, 7 p.m., Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence. Staged readings of 10-minute plays of N.E. high school playwriting competition winners. Free, open to public. www.trinityrep.com

Youth theater

For young audiences

Opera

Family

Jenny vs. the Pirates, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main St., Wakefield, R.I. www.contemporarytheatercompany.com

Dance

Myths Legends & Questions, April 21 and 22, 7:30 p.m.; April 23, 2 p.m., AS220 Black Box, 95 Empire St., Providence. Doppelgänger Dance Collective presentation. $20. Advance tickets: www.bit.ly/ddcmyths

Boston Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty, April 28 through May 27, Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. Starting at $35. bostonballet.org, 617-695-6955

Wheaton College Dance Company, May 4 to 6, 7:30 p.m., Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, Wheaton College, Norton. Premiere of original work by Island Moving Company member and visiting artist Shane Farrell. $10 general, $5 with Wheaton ID and seniors, $2 students. Info/reservations: 508-286-3575, boxoffice@wheatoncollege.edu.

Boston Ballet's Robbins/The Concert, May 5 to 27, Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. Tickets start at $35. bostonballet.org. 617-695-6955