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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.

‘Milk Like Sugar’

When Through Sunday • 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 Sunday • 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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