Re-seeing Cygnet Theatre's Bed and Sofa reminds me of why I flipped when the company mounted it five years ago at its Rolando venue. The so-called silent-movie musical, based on a 1926 Russian film, centers on an impetuous gal who ditches her husband and her lover to embark on a journey of self-discovery, leaving the guys to decide who gets the bed and who takes the sofa. Polly Pen's extremely tricky music and Larry Klavan's stream-of-consciousness book are no match for Colleen Kollar Smith as bored wife Ludmilla and Lance Arthur Smith as Koliya, her asshole spouse. Some of the tunes' lower passages are out of Jordan Miller's vocal range, but Miller's Volodya is virile and caring. I do believe the Rolando show was the best Cygnet offering I've seen to date—until now. Sean Murray's direction is exceedingly tight, and Andrew Hull's set design takes this entry to a higher level yet. Wow! The piece runs through May 31 at Cygnet Theatre's Old Town space, 4848 Twiggs St. in Old Town. $30-$42, 619-337-1525, www.cygnettheatre.com.
Old Wicked Songs: Youth and life experience reflect the tragic consequences of war as a prodigy pianist comes of age. Through May 31 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach. $35-$39. 858-481-1055, www.northcoastrep.org.
Psychopathia Sexualis: Two carnally clueless men deal with a shrink who just might be the personification of evil. Through May 24 at Compass Theatre, 3704 Sixth Ave. in Hillcrest. $20-$23. 619-688-9210, www.compasstheatre.com.
The Glass Menagerie: A faded St. Louis family implodes amid its members' failures to adapt to the outside world. Produced by Lamb's Players Theatre, it runs through May 24 at the Ione and Paul Harter Stage, 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado. $22-$48. 619-437-0600, www.lambsplayers.org.
The Good, the Bad and the Udderly Ridiculous: The Hooter County Fair turns into a battleground and site of a hunt for a sack of gold. Produced by Mystery Café Dinner Theatre, it's ongoing at The Imperial House restaurant, 505 Kalmia St. in Bankers Hill. $59.50. 619-544-1500, www.mysterycafe.net.
The Price: A watchful wife looks on as two brothers relive the memories of their deceased father while going through his possessions. Produced by The Old Globe Theatre, it runs through June 14 at Copley Auditorium Arena Stage, 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park. $39-$59. 619-23-GLOBE, www.oldglobe.org.
The Hit: It's anything but business as usual as an unlikely hit-man seriously screws up an assignment. Produced by Lamb's Players Theatre, it's ongoing at The Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., Downtown. $26-$48. 619-437-0660, www.lambsplayers.org.
The Little Dog Laughed: A Hollywood semi-star discovers it might be better to keep his curiosity about the gay world under wraps. Through May 31 at Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. in University Heights. $29-$33. 619-220-0097, www.diversionary.org.