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See Verdi's "Rigoletto," a social commentary on a corrupt and abusive nobility, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, Sept. 27-Oct. 5 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $39-$84. Call 230-8385 or go to http://www.livermorevalleyopera.com/seasons/2014/rigoletto.php. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
On Stage'Dr. Doolittle Jr.'
Presented by Civic Arts Stage Company and Bay Area Children's Theater, see "Dr. Doolittle Jr," Based on the classic stories by Hugh Lofting about the doctor who can talk with the animals, performed by local youth at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 26-Oct 5 at Firehouse Center for the Arts. Tickets are $12-$18. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
On Stage'The World of Webber!' A Cabaret Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber
The promised return of the hit revue "A World of Webber!" will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Featuring songs from "Evita," "Phantom," "Cats," and many more starring Broadway and stage veterans. Tickets are $13.50-$25. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
On Stage'The Fabulous Fable Factory' at Las Positas
Las Positas College will present its children's theater show, "The Fabulous Fable Factory" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24; and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Black Box Theater at Las Positas College. The play centers around the retelling of four of Aesop's most famous fables: "The Tortoise and the Hare," The Lion and the Mouse," "The Ant and the Grasshopper," and "The Farmer and His Donkeys." Free. The show will also be touring to elementary schools in the Tri-Valley area. Contact Ken Ross at (510) 763-7087 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore.