On Stage

Theaters around town really know how to raise a curtain.

« Easter Parade

The 1948 Irving Berlin musical, which starred Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, makes its world premiere on the local stage, following the hopes and dreams of a classic song and dance team. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th Street, Chanhassen, 952-934-1525, www.chanhassendt.com

» Blue

Married into a well-appointed family, a young woman discovers her real self as she listens to the records of Blue Williams. Through March 11. Penumbra Theatre, 270 N. Kent Street, St. Paul, 651-224-3180, www.penumbratheatre.org

» The Chosen

A heated baseball game lands two rivals in the same hospital room and launches an unlikely, yet irreplaceable friendship. Opens March 9. Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place, St. Paul, 651-291-7005, www.parksquaretheatre.org

» Don Juan Giovanni

Actors and singers join together on a cross-country road trip that brilliantly skewers the notions of love, sex and hypocrisy. Opens March 3. Theatre de la Jeune Lune, 105 N. First Street, Minneapolis, 612-333-6200, www.jeunelune.org

» The Glass Menagerie

The Wingfield family escapes from the world’s harsh realities in 1939 while haunted by an absent father. Through March 25. Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second Street, Minneapolis, 612-377-2224, www.guthrietheater.org

» The Lost Boys of Sudan

Three little boys team up on a journey to a refugee camp in an effort to flee the horrors of war. Opens March 27. Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, 612-874-0400, www.childrenstheatre.org

» The Merchant of Venice

See justice and mercy collide as Shakespeare’s villain, Shylock, confronts the injustice of anti-Semitism. Opens March 10. Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second Street, Minneapolis, 612-377-2224, www.guthrietheater.org

» You Never Can Tell

Watch and enjoy as the Clandon family exposes the absurdities of marriage, the generation gap and the battle of the sexes. Opens March 23. Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-333-3010, www.theatreintheround.org