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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through July 19 2015

There’s a lot happening in this musical adaptation of Soon I Will Be Invincible, the 2007 superhero novel by Austin Grossman. Fatale (Christina Hall) is the newest superhero to join the New Champions, an amusing crew that includes cyborgs, fairies, and a magician. A parallel story line follows the villain, Dr. Impossible (a charming Phil Timberlake), whose camped-up pathos makes it fun to watch as he's eventually defeated in his quest to bring on a new ice age. There are many interludes for backstory, a by-product of the overloaded plot (it might help if you've read the book first), and no doubt more editing and focus would help this adaptation. Still, there are rousing ensemble numbers and impressive production elements, including clever costumes and a cool set with a descending plank. —Suzanne Scanlon

Price: $40

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