Everyone’s favorite red-headed orphan is back at the Eisenhower Hall Theatre.
Apr 1, 2, 6, 7, 8: A Lesson Before Dying It’s 1948 in a small Louisiana town. An innocent black man, his self-worth destroyed, sits on death row. A young teacher reluctantly agrees to meet with him, and together they discover lessons of strength, dignity, and humanity. 8–10:30 p.m. Apr 1, 6-8, 2 p.m. on Apr 2, $24 adults, $21 seniors and students • Elmwood Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack, 845.353.1313; www.elmwoodplayhouse.com
Apr 20: The Price is Right Live! This hit interactive stage show gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations, and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show from Plinko to The Big Wheel. 7:30 p.m., $32.50–$92.50. • Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, 518.465.4663; www.palacealbany.org
Apr 21–30: The Taming of the Shrew One of Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedies, in which two misfits who have never compromised take a riotous journey toward becoming each other’s perfect match. Fri.–Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., $20 at the door. • Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org
Annie, everyone’s favorite red-headed orphan, is back in a brand new incarnation of the popular Broadway musical, directed by the original production’s lyricist and director, Martin Charnin. Featuring choreography by Liza Gennaro and book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin. Random bit of trivia: Charnin played Big Deal in the original Broadway cast of West Side Story. Apr 30, 5 p.m., call for pricing. Eisenhower Hall Theatre, 655 Pitcher Rd, West Point, 845.938.4159; www.ikehall.com