The Boy From Oz might be most well known as the sexy Hugh Jackman musical that overtook Broadway a few years ago. Beyond that it’s just a fun jukebox musical about Australian songwriter and entertainer Peter Allen, former husband to Liza Minnelli, who apparently was the only person on the planet not to realize Allen was gay. (His songs included “Don't Cry Out Loud,” “I Honestly Love You” and “I Could Have Been a Sailor.”) For the Uptown Players’ production, the local abs of Alex Ross fills in as the lead character. He made not have Wolverine’s clout, but he’s got a much better singing voice. (If you’re reading this, Hugh, I’m sorry. And also my contact info can easily be found on this website). See the dashing gentleman take the Kalita Humphreys Theater (3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.) stage at 8 p.m. Friday or anytime through August 10. Tickets start at $30 and are available at uptownplayers.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: July 25. Continues through Aug. 10, 2014