It's dreary and dark, and the spring serenade of birdsong is a ways off. So take to the theater this weekend for a midwinter dose of cheerful tunes. Charity-driven theater group Stageworks will present "Off Broadway: A Musical Revue," this week. Featuring a cast of 12 performers from throughout the area, the show contains fully staged numbers from a variety of hit Off-Broadway musicals, including favorites from "RENT," "Godspell," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Spring Awakening," "Hair," "Altar Boyz," "Urinetown," "Zanna Don't!," "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," and more.
"Off Broadway" will be performed Friday and Saturday, January 17-18, at 7:30 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church (111 N. Chestnut St.). Tickets are $12, and $9 for students and seniors, and available at the door or in advance at showtix4u.com. Proceeds from Stageworks' 2013-14 season will benefit National Alliance on Mental Illness Rochester (nami.org). For more information, visit stageworksroc.org.