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Writer-director Kitty Mortland's new musical for children centers around a shy junior high schooler named Stewie and his complicated plan to gain popularity: he contaminates the town's vegetable supply with a special serum that lets him enter the dreams of anyone who ingests it. Stewie reasons that if he appears in the other kids' dreams, he'll figure in their waking lives too--but if he wants to get noticed so badly, why does he appear in the dreams as a mysterious masked man? Plot holes aside, Dream Juice is a pleasant enough hour-long entertainment: the scenes are short, the pace is quick, and the Corn Productions cast of both teens and adults is energetic and appealing. Through 11/20: Sat-Sun 2 PM. Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, 312-409-6435. $5-$10.

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