Flyin' West, American Blues Theater @ Stage 773, through Nov. 3. In all-Black Nicodemus, KS in 1898, four feisty farming women deal with a rogue male. An endearing cast puts over this enjoyable melodrama-comedy blend. JA
Blue Man Group, Briar Street Theater, open run. If your nieces and nephews are too old for Bunnicula, but too young for Golden Girls: Bea Afraid, the silent blue men with the splashy drums and oozing vests still conjure some spellbinding spectacle. MSB
Frankenstein, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at Theater Wit, through Nov. 11. The theater company associated with tidy classics embraces British playwright Nick Dear's visceral interpretation of Mary Shelley's horror masterpiece to deliver what may be the scariest menace ever created by technology gone bad. MSB.
By Abarbanel and Barnidge