As Rebecca Udden, artistic director of Main Street Theater, says, "Rudeness can be hurtful." So if you've got a kiddo at home who could use a gentle shove in the "say thank you" department, head out to Ps and Qs: The ABCs of Manners, a funny, fact-filled musical featuring charmingly quirky tunes by Trout Fishing in America. Set up in a radio-show format like "A Prairie Home Companion," the story by Steven Garfinkel features songs like "Always Chew Your Food with Your Mouth Shut" and "Mine." But don't worry, everything's designed to entertain, and Udden assures us it doesn't have too much "finger-wagging in it." Preview shows are at 3 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; opening night is 7:30 Thursday. Regular shows are at various times Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Through August 9. 4617 Montrose. For information and a full schedule, call 713-524-6706 or visit www.mainstreettheater.com. $10 to $20.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: July 5. Continues through Aug. 9, 2009