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Hats off to Stephen Schwartz for penning some of musical theater’s best-loved hits of the past 40 years. From Pippin’s welcoming “Join Us” to every aspiring diva’s favorite song to belt, Wicked’s “Defying Gravity,” his songs have achieved such a level of cultural permanence that you’ve probably heard them even if you’re not a Broadway regular. While Signature Theatre preps a one-night tribute to its spiritual overlord, Stephen Sondheim, its resident company, No Rules Theatre, collaborates with Catholic University’s Rome School of Music to debut a revue that highlights Schwartz’s oeuvre. While he’s remembered first as a stage composer, he fell in with the Disney crowd in the mid-‘90s and wrote memorable lyrics for songs from Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Enchanted. If you’ve ever sung with all the voices of the mountain or painted with all the colors of the wind, it’s him you’re thanking. Enjoy his songs in a pared-down context, without any fear of evil witches or tone-deaf cultural appropriation. The show runs Feb. 20 to 28 at the Catholic University of America’s Ward Recital Hall, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. $5–$30. (571) 527-2159. norulestheatre.org.