Through Sunday – ‘The Book of Mormon’
The musical comedy from the makers of “South Park” returns to Richmond by popular demand. Winner of nine Tony awards and a Grammy. Times vary at Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St. $38.50 and up. etix.com or (800) 514-3849
Thursday – Sunday – French Film Festival
Everybody is French for the weekend with the return of the French Film Festival at the Byrd Theatre. French actor Thierry Lhermitte leads the list of filmmakers headed this way who will screen 18 feature-length films and documentaries, as well as 16 short films. Say “bonjour!” Various times at the Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary St. All films in French with English subtitles. $15 at the door per feature film or program of shorts. For schedule, see www.frenchfilmfestival.us
Opens Friday -‘Pinocchio’ at Willow Lawn
Adapted for the stage by Virginia Rep founding producer Bruce Miller, the classic tale of Geppetto’s little wooden puppet who comes to life is being performed at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. Times vary. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. $21. (804) 282-2620 or www.virginiarep.org. Through May 5
Now Open – Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens
It’s spring break for most public schools in the area, which means theme parks are officially open for the season. Busch Gardens opened last weekend; for specific park operating hours and prices, visit www.buschgardens.com/va. Kings Dominion opens for its new season this weekend without The Volcano, a suspended roller coaster that opened in 1998. Visit www.kingsdominion.com for information on hours and pricing.