Gather around the cake and sing "Happy Birthday" with the Fertle family at Birthday from Hell. The latest Radio Music Theatre musical comedy starts as Bridgette Fertle is on the verge of turning 40. Her midlife crisis is intensified by the fact that everyone seems to have forgotten her birthday. Of course, the fact that her birthday is also the anniversary of the death of the Fertle family patriarch could have something to do with that. Besides, Earl is about to be inducted into The High Order of the Little Baby Owls, and it seems Mama Fertle has made contact with her dearly departed husband, so you can see why everyone is a little distracted. 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. Through May 8. 2623 Colquitt. For information, call 713-522-7722 or visit www.radiomusictheatre.com. $24.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 22. Continues through May 8, 2010