New York City based Fellowship for the Performing Arts brings an adaption of the C.S. Lewis story about spiritual warfare from the point of view of a demon. $29-$89
The drive-in theater is open seven nights a week in the summer, with first-run double features on weekends. Pets and children under 5 are free, and there is a deal of $14 per carload on Tuesdays. See website for showings. $5-$9, $14/carload on Tuesday
Lionel Bart's musical version of the Dickens novel opened on Broadway 50 years ago, but it feels even older. That's not the fault of Rachel Rockwell, who directed this spirited revival for Drury Lane Oakbrook, nor of her energetic cast, led by John Reeger as the lovable rogue Fagin and Heidi Kettenring as Nancy, the golden-hearted whore. It's just that Bart's show is so conservative and unadventurous—a melodrama packed with tunes written in the style of an earlier generation—that the whole thing smells of mothballs. Still, it's entertaining, and just try to get Bart's earworm-filled score out of your head. —Jack Helbig $35-$49
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents this drama about the Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted and sent to prison in 1947. $25-$33
Robert Rodi The Sugarman Bootlegs, Baby) is the featured reader at this outing.