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Photo courtesy of Sutter Street Theatre. Left to right: Cassie Mosher, Michael Coleman and Mark Androvich in “The Play That Goes Wrong”

Buckle up for a roundup of regional theater offerings, in three super-short acts. Two of the plays are ongoing and the other one is about to start.

“The Music Man,” presented through May 1 by El Dorado Musical Theatre at the Oak Ridge High School Theatre, 1120 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills:

“The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize—this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.  His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.”

Find showtimes and buy tickets ($15–$25) online.

“I Hate Shakespeare!” through May 15 at Theatre in the Heights, 8215 Auburn Blvd. in Citrus Heights.

“We hate Shakespeare! At least that’s what the audience thinks until they get a rip-roaring rundown of Shakespeare’s classics. With zombies, talking cows, and an appearance by Jerry Springer, ‘I Hate Shakespeare!’ is a hilarious and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare—with a modern twist. Plus, someone gets a pie in the face.”

Find showtimes and buy tickets ($15) online.

“The Play That Goes Wrong,” April 29–May 29 at Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street in Folsom.

“This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines).”

Find showtimes and buy tickets ($16–$25) online.