The UM Jerry Herman Ring Theatre presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum," based on the book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical combines situations from Roman farces with classic vaudeville. A crafty slave, seeking to earn his freedom, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful courtesan for his young master. Wednesday-Friday 8 p.m. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays. 2 p.m. Sundays. Through April 28. Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Drive, Alvin Sherman Family Stage, Coral Gables. Free for UM students April 17. $10 students; $20 seniors, UM alumni and faculty; and $22 others on weeknights and matinee. $15 students and $25 others on Fridays and Saturdays. Details: (305) 284-3355 or www.miami.edu/ring.
"Moscow" by native Miami playwright Michael McKeever, set in 1960s Miami, tells of members of a prominent family finding their world challenged by the life-changing events of the era. The Kennedy assassination, the Cold War and the sudden influx of Cubans to Miami are just some of the events that forever changed the lives of one family. 7:30 p.m. Additional performances through April 15. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Carnival Studio Theater, Miami. $40. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
The Olympia Theater's "Red Curtain" series and the Miami Lyric Opera present the tragic opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" by Gaetano Donizetti. Written in 1835 and loosely based on Sir Walter Scott's novel "The Bride of Lammermoor," the story concerns the emotionally fragile Lucy Ashton, who is caught in a feud between her own family and that of the Ravenswoods in the Lammermuir Hills of Scotland in the 17th century. 8 p.m. April 14-15. Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler St., Miami. $25-$45. Details: (305) 374-2444 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gusmancenter.org.
Award-winning actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin performs. Her performance includes a variety of video clips specially compiled to satirize her celebrity fame and to showcase her classic monologues. 7:30 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Knight Concert Hall, Miami. $30-$80. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Miami Dade College's Wolfson Opera Ensemble presents the musical production of Stephen Schwartz's "Pippin," a pop-rock musical with music and lyrics by Schwartz, libretto by Richard O. Hirson, and originally directed/choreographed by the late Bob Fosse. It tells of a young prince who strives for a higher purpose in life through the glory of the battlefield, sexual temptation, involvement in politics and love. 7 p.m. Additional performances through April 21. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., building 1, room 1261, Wolfson Auditorium, Miami. $5 for MDC students, faculty, and staff, with MDC identification. $10 others. Details: email@example.com or www.mdc.edu.