Ghost Train Set, as always, on a train passing through Kansas City's rough-and-tumble past, this Halloween-themed puzzler is as much a party game as it is a play. Be ready to interact with improvising suspects or to be handed a script. Through Oct. 31 at Hereford House Restaurant, 2 E. 20th St., 816-813-9654.
Over the River and Through the Woods Of all the crowd pleasers mounted at the New Theatre over the years, this, according to the hype, is the pleasingest a comedy about grandparents conspiring to keep an adult grandson from accepting a promotion that would force him to move far away. Cue laughs and lessons about the importance of family. Of course, much of the cast including Marion "Mrs. C." Ross have abandoned their families to come to the Midwest for the show. Through Nov. 12 at New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster in Overland Park, 913-649-7469.
Rocky Horror Show Here, once again, comes the arch drag fantasia that smudges the line between godawful and awfully fun, the feast of Meat Loaf and falsies that, depending on your perspective, either liberated musical theater from stodginess or consigned it to decades of hipsters passing off half-assed silliness as campy satire. Whatever it is, it can still be fun in the right hands, and no hands in town are more right than those of co-director Kevin Eubanks, who has mounted Rocky so many times, we should probably start calling him Adrian. He's always game for good-looking casts writhing around nearly naked. Also promising: the funny Bill Pelletier as the narrator and the always-inspired Vanessa Severo as freaky redhead Columbia. Through Oct. 31 at Late Night Theatre, 1531 Grand, 816-224-3004.