Ford's Theatre presents Liberty Smith, the world premiere of a madcap musical romp through Revolutionary America, with music by Michael Weiner, lyrics by Adam Abraham and a book by Marc Madnick, Eric R. Cohen and Adam Abraham. A childhood friend of George Washington, apprentice to Benjamin Franklin and linked to Paul Revere's remarkable ride, the elusive Smith weaves his way through familiar tales of a young nation. Matt August directs. To May 21. Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. Tickets are $35 to $55. Call 202-397-7328 or visit fordstheatre.org.