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The Boomer's lament -- with laughs

Your feet hurt. Your glasses are getting thicker.  The biological clock is at 11:59 p.m.  The razor-sharp memory is more like a butter knife.

Mid_life_photo You could cry, of course.  But Bob Walton and Jim Walton, authors of Mid Life! The Crisis Musical, would rather make you laugh.

The musical vignettes, about folks in their 40s and 50s, play out in a month-long run through Aug. 10 at Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables.  Artistic director David Arisco has assembled a first-rate South Florida musical cast -- Margot Moreland, Maribeth Graham, Wayne Steadman, Allan Baker, Lourelene Snedeker and Barry Tarallo (they're in the photo at left) -- to deliver numbers like Biological Clock, Another Trip to the Doctor and What Did I Come in Here For?  If you're laughing knowingly, you're probably in the target audience.

Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; no Wednesday showsas of July 30, and additional matinees July 16 and July 23.  Tickets are $46 Friday and Saturday evenings, $38.50 for other performances (student, senior and group discounts available, with restrictions).  Call the theater at 305-444-9293 or visit the web site.

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