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Now until March 20‘The Lion King’

Decades before kids almost broke your Alexa or Siri with nonstop requests for “Let It Go” or “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” they were getting the whole school bus to sing “Hakuna Matata.” Simba, Scar, Mufasa and the gang doubled down on their fame with a full-throttle, Tony Award-winning stage musical that returns to RVA with its breathtaking visuals. Proof of COVID-19 vaccine or negative test is required. Times vary. Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St. $33.50-$158.50. Etix.com or (800) 514-3849.

Thursday and FridayThe Disco Biscuits

Anyone on a Phish diet will savor The Disco Biscuits’ hippy, trippy tunes spiced up with experimental beats. The Philadelphia-based “trance-fusion” band taps into the latest musical tech to fuel its never-ending ditties. And with the band’s flair for improvisation, its shows are like snowflakes: No two are alike. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. 708 E. Broad St. $35-$40. www.thenationalva.com/ or (804) 612-1900.

Thursday-SaturdayAnnie Lederman at Sandman Comedy Club

Annie Lederman is a straight-up hustler, dropping potent punchlines across the media spectrum. Gamers know her voice from “Grand Theft Auto 5.” And her comedy chops are on display on shows including Showtime’s “Who Is America?,” MTV’s “Girl Code” as well as “@Midnight” and “Chelsea Lately.” Seriously, her credits run longer than a CVS receipt. Times vary. 401 E. Grace St. $25-$35. www.sandmancomedyclub.com or (804) 562-5482.

Friday and SaturdayYES! Dance Festival

K Dance, the resident dance company of Firehouse Theatre, once again flashes its Bat Signal to beckon dynamic dance groups from far and wide to bring both live and digital performances to Richmond. The impressive groups, hailing from hometowns such as New York City and Carmel, Calif., include performers from Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” list, as well as Fulbright and MacArthur fellows and Kennedy Center regulars. Times vary. 1609 W. Broad St. $25. www.firehousetheatre.org or (804) 355-2001.

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