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‘Avenue Q’

When Through March 17 • Where Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, 635 West Port Plaza • How much $30-$75 • More info 314-534-1111; metrotix.com

“Sesame Street” is the inspiration for this outrageous, and outrageously funny, musical comedy that mostly focuses on puppets. But it’s definitely not for children. The show is as joyous as it is irreverent. Directed by Lee Anne Mathews.

‘The Crucible’

When Through Saturday • Where Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue • How much $25-$30 • More info brownpapertickets.com

Arthur Miller’s classic play about paranoia and fearmongering is as relevant as ever in this provocative and engaging Stray Dog Theatre production. With Graham Emmons and Alison Linderer. Directed by Gary F. Bell.

‘Farragut North’

When Through Sunday • Where Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle Avenue • How much $30-$35 • More info 1-800-745-3000; ticketmaster.com

Play by St. Louis native Beau Willimon (“House of Cards”) about an ethnically challenged political consultant gets a terrific St. Louis Actors’ Studio production. The fine cast includes Spencer Sickmann and Peter Mayer. Directed by Wayne Salomon.

‘Milk Like Sugar’

When Through March 3 • Where Washington University’s A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Boulevard • How much $15-$45 • More info theblackrep.org

The Black Rep presents Kirsten Greenidge’s play about an African-American teen and her struggle to rise above peer pressure. An intriguing portrait of working-class life. Directed by Nicole Brewer.

‘Oslo’

When Through March 3 • Where Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves • How much $19-$92 • More info repstl.org

J.T. Rogers’ comedy-drama about the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to the Oslo Accords between Israel and Palestine is astonishingly brilliant and not to be missed. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis production is directed by Steven Woolf.

By Calvin Wilson

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