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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 5 2017

Refuge Theatre Project reprises its rocking 2016 production of this 2006 Broadway musical in a new pop-up “Refuge Records” location, filled with record crates and concert posters. Mopey main character Rob has already been solidified in the pop culture lexicon, thanks to Nick Hornby’s novel and John Cusack’s subsequent turn onscreen, but original Refuge star Max DeTogne provides an earnest and charming performance. Most of the inaugural cast remains, and the continuity enhances the romantic comedy’s humor, heartbreak, and eventual happy ending. There's a standout subplot involving best friend Liz and aspiring rock star Barry—played by Caitlin Jackson and Nick Druzbanski, respectively—whose love story is set to German-influenced “tone poems." —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $30

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