Theater: “Angel Reapers” must be good; look at the two people who created it: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alfred Uhry and MacArthur genius director/choreographer Martha Clarke. Their stage performance combines traditional Shaker music and tales of sexual repression hewn into a story based on history. (You can get a preview here; it looks cool.) Shaker founder Ann Lee, a mystical and powerful leader, strictly followed a code of celibacy. Maybe that’s why their worship style was brimming with dance, shouting and singing. it not only inspired the derisive term “quaking Shakers,” but also this show, “Angel Reapers,” running Nov. 15-20, at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston. Tickets: $25-$89. call: 617-824-8400.
Classical: Elizabeth Rowe, a rising star with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, gets a chance to flout her flute skills when she and pianist Richard Goode are featured in a program conducted by rising French talent Ludovic Morlot, at Symphony Hall in Boston, Nov. 17, 19 and 22. Goode performs Mozart’s piano concerto No. 25; Rowe plays the Elliot Carter Flute Concerto that she performed in the piece’s world premiere at the BSO in 2010. also featured on the program: Berlioz and Bartok. Tickets: $32-$120. call: 888-266-1200.
Dance: As a part of both its 75th anniversary season and the major exhibition “Dance/Draw,” the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston presents the legendary Trisha Brown Dance Company. Their performance offers patrons a chance to see an overview of TBDC’s work from its 40-year history, a prestigious collection of dances that brought the company from its alternative sites in SoHo to the great halls of new York, London and Paris. Performances take place Nov. 11-13 at the ICA/Boston. Tickets: $50. call: 617-478-3103.
Theater: Ryan Landry seems born to play Frank’n‘Furter, the sweet transvestite trans-sexual from “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” And now – hold on to your wigs – he gets the chance. He and his Gold Dust Orphans are performing the show every Friday night at Oberon in Cambridge through Dec. 2. Landry promised a staging unlike any version you’ve seen before. And that’s just a little bit scary. when clean-cut Brad and Janet get stuck on the road, they choose the wrong place to seek help. next thing you know, the show is launching into “Sweet Transvestite” and “Damn it Janet.” yes, it’s time to do the time warp again. Tickets: $25. call: 866-811-4111.
Theater: Company One is a small, Boston-based theater company that just keeps tackling big challenges and then pulling them off. they appear to have done it again with a trilogy of plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney that are getting their Boston premiere, thanks to Company one. “The Brother/Sister Plays” – stories of kinship, love and heartache – capture why McCraney has gained attention for pushing the theater art form with his presentation of language, form and sexuality. the shows run in repertory through Dec. 3, at the Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. Tickets: $33-$38. call: 617-933-8600.