“The Pirates of Penzance,” Lofte Community Theatre, Manley, Nebraska, July 20 through Aug. 3. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25-27 and Aug. 1-3, 2 p.m. Sunday and July 28. Tickets: $22 reserved seats. Information: lofte.org or 402-234-2553.
The Born-in-a-Barn Players are staging this beloved musical farce by Gilbert and Sullivan in their rural Cass County theater. It’s the story of Frederic, an orphan who, by mistake, is apprenticed to a band of sentimental pirates. He finds adventure and romance despite disavowing their way of life. Kevin Colbert is director.
“Beauty and the Beast,” Ralston Community Theatre, Ralston Performing Arts Centre, 8969 Park Drive, through July 28. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20 adults, $18 students and senior citizens. Information and reservations: ralstoncommunitytheatre.org or 402-898-3545.