All-singing, all-dancing, all-slaying … that’s the Tony-winning formula followed by the merrily murderous musical “A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder,” about a young Brit who targets the eight aristocratic relatives standing between him and his inheritance. But time’s running out to catch the bloody good fun; performances continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall. For tickets ($29-$139), call (702) 749-2000 or visit www.thesmithcenter.com.
A black comedy about white trash — that’s Del Shores’ “Sordid Lives.” True to its title, “Sordid Lives” reveals the skeletons that fall out of the closet following a small-town Texas matriarch’s scandalous demise. “Sordid Lives” plays at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., through March 26, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 5 p.m. March 20. For tickets ($20), call 702-732-7225 or visit www.onyxtheatre.com.
You might know Eric Bogosian from TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” but he’s also an award-winning playwright whose scathing 1994 “subUrbia” — about aimless 20-somethings stuck in their New Jersey hometown who reunite with a former classmate who’s now a successful musician. Nevada Conservatory Theatre’s production continues at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in UNLV’s Black Box Theatre; for tickets ($16.50), call 702-895-2787 or click on www.unlv.edu/pac.
‘Speed of Darkness’
A successful businessman finds his American Dream imperiled by the arrival of a now-homeless Vietnam War buddy determined to force his pal to come clean about their past in “The Speed of Darkness.” This drama by the late Steve Tesich opens a three-weekend run at 8 p.m. Friday in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive; performances continue at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 27. For tickets ($14-$15), call 702- 362-7996 or visit www.LVLT.org.
Polish Baltic Philharmonic
It’s all Tchaikovsky, all the time — at least when the Polish Baltic Philharmonic visits UNLV’s Artemus Ham Hall at 8 p.m. March 18 for a Charles Vanda Master Series Concert. Prize-winning pianist Marcin Koziak will join the orchestra for Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor; Symphony No. 5 in E minor and the “Romeo and Juliet” Fantasy Overture round out the program. For tickets ($25-$75), call 702-895-2787 or click on www.unlv.edu/pac.