Musical Theater for $800, Alex

Last week, I was faced with a harsh reminder that I was a serious musical dork in high school. (And by "musical dork" I mean not that I had unpopular taste in music but that I had seen and knew many lyrics to many musicals.) It was, I believe, during the Double Jeopardy! round one day last week when the "Musical Theater" category popped up and I knew four of five questions—even coming to one answer by singing, "My boy Bill I will see that he's named after me!" in order to remember that the barker in Carousel was named Billy. It was then that my neighbor and fellow Jeopardy! watcher commented, "Um, yeah, I always forget that you're...that you know so much about musicals. Hmmm.” Well, go ahead, laugh it up, but Theatre Three (2800 Routh St.) doesn't seem to have a problem with my, or anyone's, musical past—it's presenting The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) through June 10. The off-Broadway production is a "pastiche of Broadway legends" representing the musical greats: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Kander and Ebb. Yep, that's right, friends of mine. Tickets are $20 to $25. Call 214-871-3300. I promise I won't sing along.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: May 12. Continues through June 10

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