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Spotlight: Zingers and singers at the Edison

Feb 14, 2012

An upcoming performance at the Edison is kind of like two shows in one, featuring a sketch comedy team that also sings.

The New York-based Water Coolers bring their songs and satire to the Edison for one Saturday night show. The group was created by husband-and-wife duo Thomas Michael Allen, co-creator of Off-Broadway’s “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” and Sally Allen, a corporate trainer. The Water Coolers initially played to audiences at professional conferences but quickly found their niche Off-Broadway and on tour.

No surprisingly, most “Water Cooler” routines have an office setting, where the team explores dilemmas including how casual Casual Fridays should be and the ramifications of getting too casual at work-related happy hours.

Watch the Water Coolers let off some steam about parents hawking their kids’ Girl Scout cookies and other fundraising items in the office:

Where: Edison Theatre, Washington University, Mallinckrodt Center, 6445 Forsyth Blvd., 63105

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25

How much: $35, $30 seniors, $20 students

Tickets: Metrotix

Information: https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/23376.aspx

Further musical entertainment options this weekend:

Chris Botti

Where: Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market St., 63103

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24

How much: $37-$47

Tickets/Information: http://peabodyoperahouse.com/

Los Lobos

Where: Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., 63108

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26

How much: $40, $45

Tickets/Information: www.thesheldon.org

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