Buffy’s second act

Friday, February 23, Empire Arts, 8 p.m., $15

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There’s a divide when it comes to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On one side, a handful of folks who think the 1992 film version—starring Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland Paul Rubens and Luke Perry—is a campy gem of the ’90s. (We’re a loyal bunch.) The rest of ya’ preferred the series created, written and directed by Joss Whedon and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. And if this is you, you probably remember the musical episode, “Once More, With Feeling.” Rejoice geeks! The onstage version of this musical opens at Empire Arts this weekend with original choreography, featuring singalong performances during the late shows on 2/24 and 3/3. 2130 L Street, www.empireartscollective.com.