Comedian Mary Mack at Acme

Updated 5/16/2013

Plus: Roundabout Theatre Company’s "Anything Goes."

Mary Mack


Mary Mack

Well doncha know?! Uber-Midwesterner Mary Mack returns for her yearly stint at Acme. Hailing from northwest Wisconsin, Mack is equal parts Stephen Wright and Emo Philips, all held in the frame of a Judy Blume protagonist. She takes the stage like a nervous adolescent, narrating playground antics for the benefit of adult family members. Her voice is a cutesy epitome of “Fargo” stereotypes, but occasional ukulele singalongs and darling material that celebrates innocence lost and found befit her folksy vibe. (8 p.m. Tue.-next Thu.; 8 & 10:30 p.m. next Fri.-Sat. $15. Acme Comedy Club, 708 N. 1st St., Mpls. 612-338-6393 or Spencer Doar


‘Anything Goes’

Roundabout Theatre Company’s production floats into Ordway Center this week. The show won three Tonys in 2011, including best musical revival. “Anything Goes” is the best collection of Cole Porter songs you will find, wrapped around a fizzy plot and braced with astonishing choreography. “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and the title song all make great production numbers. (7:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat. -Sun. $27-$110. Ordway Center, 5th & Washington Sts., St. Paul. 651-224-4222 or Graydon Royce