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It Came Upon a Midnight Queen Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks The Short List (Theater)

When: First Friday, Saturday of every month. Continues through Dec. 19 2009

Jesus appears at the end of this Christmas comedy, in a pageant set to the music of Queen. But it's the ten-year-old girl playing him (buoyant adult actress Cynthia Shur) who saves, delivering her small Nebraska town from the clutches of a wicked-witch-like tycoon. Angie McMahon's script says more about the dangers of the Internet to children than about the holiday or corporate malfeasance, and its lack of a clear theme combines with other off-target elements--particularly the casting, several jokes, and some overlong video segments--to make for a mediocre evening. A pressure cooker blowing up in a Looney Tunes-style explosion is pretty funny, though. --Ryan Hubbard

Price: $15

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