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‘Dear Evan Hansen’

When Through Sunday • Where Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard • How much $45-$150 • More info 314-534-1111;

Very much a contemporary musical, this tale of a teenager’s journey from self-pity to self-confidence has a score by Benj Pasek and St. Louis native Justin Paul. With a book by Steven Levenson, it’s an engaging and insightful show that has a lot to say about the way we live now. Directed by Michael Greif.

‘The Lifespan of a Fact’

When Through Nov. 10 • Where Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves • How much $20-$94.50 • More info

The Rep presents the acclaimed comedy-drama about a clash between a fact-checker and an author who’s casual with the truth. Smart, funny and timely. Directed by Meredith McDonough.

By Calvin Wilson

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