Stage: Jan. 24-31

An Evening Of Music And Comedy With Creed Bratton

Jan. 25

Yes, that Creed Bratton. Once the guitarist of ‘60s sha-la-la hippie band The Grass Roots until he dropped his pants onstage and was asked to leave, Creed Bratton became better known as the Dunder Mifflin quality control guy with the same name on NBC’s “The Office.” Like all of the show’s supporting characters, Creed periodically broke Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s fluorescent light bubble with suggestions of life beyond the office’s suffocating walls, narrative offshoots that in part make “The Office” endlessly rewatchable to the point that Netflix will have a riot on their hands if they ever take it offline. Since Creed Bratton the character was loosely based on Creed Bratton IRL (“loosely” being the operative word here), this meant tangential sketches of a sketchy guy with a storied, drug-fueled past—a kleptomaniac, former cult leader and follower, fake ID provider, and probable serial killer with enough wisdom to fill a lengthy, hidden Word document. “You ever notice you can only ooze two things? Sexuality and pus.” 8:30 p.m., Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place, (410) 244-0057, www.creedthoughts.gov.www\creedthoughts, check it out, $22-$24.20. (Maura Callahan)

BIG Mainstage. Baltimore Improv Group hosts two troupe performances every Friday and Saturday night. Jan. 26 and 27, 9 p.m., The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St., (888) 745-8393, bigimprov.org.

Camp Adventure. Ian Salyers hosts a night of improv, stand-up, and sketch from Silversmith, Peach Pit, Toe Money Improv, and Lance Curran, plus a bonus improv jam. Jan. 26, 8 p.m., Charm City Comedy Project at Zissimos Bar, 1023 W. 36th St., charmcitycomedyproject.com, $5.

Everything Will Be Okay (a stand-up comedy show). Chris Hudson hosts a night of stand-up featuring Archie Jamieson, Garrett Hardy Harvest, Beth Haydon, Ahmed Vallejos, and Ivan Martin. Jan. 25, 8 p.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St., (410) 625-4848, facebook.com/ewbocomedy, $5.

“Inherit the Wind.” Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s courtroom drama chronicles the Scopes “monkey” trial. Through Feb. 4, Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway, (410) 563-9135, vagabondplayers.org, $10-$20.

Murdered Word III. Over 30 artists from Baltimore and beyond doing whatever they want: performance, musical sets, video, and interdisciplinary work all in one place. Jan. 27, 8 p.m.-4 a.m., E.M.P. Collective, 307 W. Baltimore St., empcollective.org, $10.

Shen Yun. The acclaimed classical Chinese dance spectacular features scenographic effects and all-original orchestral works. Jan. 26-28, Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400, baltimorehippodrome.com, $91-$112

“Skeleton Crew.” In the third play in Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit trilogy, four workers at the city’s last exporting auto plant face down an uncertain future. Jan. 25-March 4, Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033, centerstage.org, $20-$79.

The Smoking Lounge. Kathleen Williams hosts a night of improv, stand-up, and sketch from Trampus, Thighmeat, Moonbot, Siberia, and OLGA. Jan. 27, 8 p.m., Charm City Comedy Project at Zissimos Bar, 1023 W. 36th St., charmcitycomedyproject.com, $5.

“The Tempest.” The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents the bard’s shipwreck drama featuring an original score. Through Feb. 4, St. Mary’s Outreach Center, 3900 Roland Ave., baltimoreshakespearefactory.org, $19-$24.

TotaShiSho Episode One. A new game show from Feral Woman. Featured panelists for episode one are Jana Hunter, Rahne Alexander, Christine Ferrera, Mike Smith, Jordan Card, and Molly Margulies. Jan. 26, 8 p.m., The Mercury Theater, 1823 N. Charles St., facebook.com/FeralW0man.

“Trouble in Tahiti.” In Leonard Bernstein’s one-act opera, the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple presents a critique of post-war American materialism. Through Jan. 27, StillPointe Theatre, 1900 St. Paul St., stillpointetheatre.com, $25.

“Waitress.” Featuring original music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, the musical based on the film by Adrienne Shelly tells the story of a waitress and expert pie maker who sets out to rebuild her life. Jan. 30-Feb. 4, Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400, baltimorehippodrome.com, $42-$214.

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