Back in town at the Royal George Theatre, “Forbidden Broadway Dances With the Stars” feels just like old times with this musical sketch comedy show that lampoons all things on the Great White Way. The show’s impressively current, even featuring a “Shrek the Musical” joke. And while you may not get everything if you aren’t a tried and true aficionado of contemporary and historical Broadway, the show feels at home in the city that defines sketch comedy. Some of the routines could use a little more edge though; there are only so many gags about loud divas and movies-turned-musicals I can stand. That said, all four cast members have been with the show for some time and they feel at home with the material. Of particular note, get a load of Val Fagan. She should be starring on Broadway, not just making fun of it. (William Scott)
At The Royal George Theater, 1641 North Halsted, (312)988-9000, through November 30.