GLORY DAYS | The Broadway glory days of this musical from James Gardiner (book) and Nick Blaemire (music and lyrics) were few indeed: it opened on May 6, 2008, at the Circle in the Square Theatre and closed following the first performance. But it’s getting a second chance from F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company founder and artistic director Joe DeMita, who has “re-imagined, re-worked, re-interpreted, re-staged and re-choreographed” this story of “four best friends who reunite a year after high-school graduation, only to find how much they have grown apart.” Musical direction is by Jason Whiting. | Arsenal Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown | 781.245.0500 | April 30–May 8 | Curtain 8 pm Wed + Fri-Sat | 2 pm Sun | $20

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL | SpeakEasy Stage pits itself against the 2004 Off Broadway comedy that’s set in a North Florida trailer-park community and promises “agoraphobia, adultery, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, kleptomania, flan, and disco” — oh, if only we could be sure. But with popular Boson actresses Leigh Barrett, Mary Callanan, and Kerry A. Dowling and Fall River native David Benoit (Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q) in the cast, this Boston-premiere production has a good chance of delivering. With music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso; SpeakEasy producing artistic director Paul Daigneault is at the helm. | Boston Center for the Arts, Roberts Studio Theatre, 527 Tremont St, Boston | 617.933.8600 | April 30–May 30 | Curtain 7:30 pm Wed-Thurs | 8 pm Fri | 4 + 8 pm Sat | 3 pm Sun | $30-$54

HOT MIKADO | Kate Warner directs this New Repertory Theatre adaptation of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic — one with book and lyrics by David H. Bell and “musical concepts and arrangements” by Robert Bowman. “Swing dance and sizzling jazz” are promised; we don’t know how of the G&S original will remain, or even why it needed to be heated up — then again, last season’s Caribbean-set Pirates! at the Huntington was fun. With Cheo Bourne as Nanki-Poo, McCaela Donovan as Yum-Yum, Calvin Braxton as Ko-Ko, Lisa Yuen as Katisha, Jordan Ahnquist as Pish-Tush, Edward M. Barker as Pooh-Bah, Michele A. DeLuca as Peep-Bo, Aimee Doherty as Pitti-Sing, and Kennedy Reilly-Pugh as the Mikado. | Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown | 617.923.8487 | May 2-22 | Curtain 7:30 pm Mon [May 3] + Wed [May 19] | 2 pm [May 6] + 7:30 pm Thurs | 8 pm Fri | 3:30 pm [no May 8] + 8 pm Sat | 2 + 7:30 pm [no evening May 9] Sun | $40-$59; $7 discount seniors; half-price students

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR | In what’s being described as his farewell to the role, 66-year-old Ted Neeley plays 33-year-old Jesus one last time in the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber extravaganza. No word on other casting, but Dallett Norris directs. | Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St, Boston | 866.348.9738 | May 7-9 | Curtain 8 pm Fri | 2 + 8 pm Sat | 3 + 7 pm Sun | $28-$98

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