A MinnPost Pick

Pamela EspelandMinnPost

January 16, 2016

The picks

Starts tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 13) at the Ritz Theater: Michael Elyanow’s “Lullaby.”Hoping to learn to play lullabies for her infant son, a widowed young mother takes guitar lessons from a local has-been rocker turned bar owner. Together, they bond over tricky chords and haunted pasts. Part of Theater Latté Da’s ambitious NEXT 20/20 series – a five-year initiative aimed at developing 20 new musicals or plays with music, and bringing many to full production – this world premiere features Adelin Phelps, Annie Enneking, David Darrow and James Eckhouse (“Beverly Hills 90210”), with original music by Elyanow, Garrison Starr and Chris Dallman. 7:30 p.m. FMI and tickets ($23-$37). Previews tonight through Friday, opening night Saturday. Ends Feb. 7. Strong language, mature adult situations, brief partial nudity.