The opening number features a guy headed to Rock City, a place he knows about from billboards. On his way there he meets a waitress who waylays his plans. There’s a bit about a runaway bride who meets up with a Niagara Falls guide, two teens who ditch school for a day at Coney Island, where they get a decidedly nonacademic education, and a woman who takes her grandfather to the Alamo, where she decides to declare her own independence. All this comes to us from some of Houston’s most accomplished musical theater actors, including Jimmy Phillips and Jessica Janes.
8 p.m. April 4 and 26, Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m April 22 and 29. Through April 29. 1706 Alamo. For information, call 713-868-7516 or visit www.theaterlabhouston.com. $25 to $35.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 22, 5 p.m.; Thu., April 26, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 29, 5 p.m. Starts: April 6. Continues through April 29, 2012