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The Dead Boy Scout Musical Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks The Short List (Theater)

When: Saturdays. Continues through Sept. 10 2016

It’s hard to imagine an institution more ripe for parody than the Boy Scouts. Think of the oaths, the uniforms, the homosocial bonding, the snacks! The Dead Boy Scout Musical at the Annoyance tells the story of a trip to New Mexico's Philmont Scout Ranch gone horribly wrong. Easy target notwithstanding, it's a genuinely hilarious spoof, and the level of detail is astonishing—there are things in the script that I suspect only an Eagle Scout would know, and sure enough, the writing and direction are credited to recipients of that illustrious honor. With a few exceptions (notably Bruce Phillips), these guys can’t really sing, but that almost makes the production better. This is the third show I’ve seen at Annoyance this year, and the comedy theater has yet to disappoint. —Max Maller

Price: $20, $15 students

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