‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’
When Through Sunday • Where Wool Studio Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive • How much $49-$54 • More info newjewishtheatre.org
Neil Simon’s comedy-drama about a Brooklyn family gets a terrifically entertaining New Jewish Theatre production. Director Alan Knoll elicits splendid performances that deliver laughs while conveying emotional truth.
‘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 repstl.org
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.
‘The Who’s Tommy’
When Through Saturday • Where Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue • How much $25-$30 • More info brownpapertickets.com
Stray Dog Theatre presents the musical about a boy who’s a master at pinball. With a score by Pete Townshend, it’s a fantastic production that’s less about storytelling than about spectacle — the sheer visceral thrill of live theater. Directed by Justin Been.
By Calvin Wilson
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