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Bite Size Broadway Member Picks Agenda The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 6 2018

This one-act packs eight original “micromusicals” written by musical legend Bobby Lloyd Webber, fictional estranged son of Sir Andrew, into an hour. In JonBenét: Tiny Sweetheart, Tiny Murder, the Ramsey family tries to cover up evidence of the crime—and of their tiny dress fetishes—as the police investigate. In Nancy Drew: The Musical, Nancy’s gang has a run-in with the Hardy Boys, trading battle-of-the-sexes barbs as they search for clues. It’s a fun premise with an extremely capable cast of six, including Evan Mills as a plaintive, crazy-eyed Cleopatra. The material as a whole sometimes seems less than the sum of its parts, though. Perhaps Bobby (an endearingly caustic Mark Walsh on the night I attended) can flesh out the standouts into a few “nearly micro” but more developed concepts. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $20, $15 students

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