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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 1 2016

It's a shame this touring show is non-Equity, because I'd love to be able to recommend it without reservation. The production values are far higher here than they were, for instance, in the egregious non-Equity 42nd Street that stopped in Chicago last month. The cast does a great job with Susan Stroman's novel choreography. The score, consisting of classic popular tunes from the Roaring Twenties, is loads of fun. Woody Allen's book, based on his 1994 movie, tells the tale of an earnest young playwright's Broadway sojourn with a sly wit. And little touches—like the whistling-tea-kettle sound Michael Williams makes to express his utter desperation as the young playwright—are engaging. With so much going right, it'd be nice to know that the actors had all the protections and advantages afforded by a union contract. —Tony Adler

Price: $19-$85


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