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    The Unusual Suspects

    Unapologetic silliness — much of it quite funny — runs rampant through the musical whodunitThe Unusual Suspects.

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    Bye, Bye Big Guy

    Musical comedy construction can't get more ramshackle thanBye, Bye Big Guy, which uses a memorial service for Rumpelstiltskin as a jumping-off point to spoof all things showbiz.

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    Griot: He Who Speaks The Sweet Word

    More than mere storytelling,Griot: He Who Speaks the Sweet Wordbrilliantly enlightens and uplifts as it dramatizes the history of Africans in America through the beat, the word, and lots of creativity. Subtitled "a choreopoem," it skillfully weaves music, movement, and text, beginning with "the beat as the transportation system ...

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    Passing Strange

    Passing Strange, which opened Off-Broadway May 14, isn't in the running for a Tony Award, and for the favorites, this is good news.

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    The Fall and Rise of the Rising Fallen

    Spinal Tap wasn't a real band, but it was made up of people playing music, thus, uh, making it a band.

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    Roberta (In Concert)

    Jerome Kern's melodious 1933 ode to Paris fashion might seem an odd choice for the modest means of producer Mel Miller's enterprising company.

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    The Orestia

    In David Johnston's freewheeling adaptation, the playwright has condensed the famed Greek tragedy of supreme familial dysfunction into a mere two hours.

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    Capture Now

    Josh Jonas is a suitable storyteller, but his writing inCapture Now, his one-man show about brotherly bonds, could use some serious work.

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    3 Sisters

    In addition to a daunting three-hour running time in a teeny-tiny theatre, the pace of this particular production lapses with annoying frequency.