Hey, boys and ghouls, check out Eban Schletters Witching Hour. It's an album and now a stage production thats deliciously creepy fun and perfect for this season of warm, whistling winds and alliterative apprehensions. Such guests as Dave Foley, Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants), Jill Sobule, Grant Lee Phillips, Paul F. Tompkins, Crissy Guerrero, Scott Aukerman, Laura Milligan, Tracy DeNisi and many others will perform what composer Schletter describes as "an art record in a childrens Halloween costume." I am dying to call it "corn on macabre" but will resist as long as I possibly can. Oops! Phillips gets Brechtean on "Forever Lurking." Youll sob with fear at Sobule singing "The Legend of Lagunaloch Lake," and you can finally find a reason not to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas for the 80 billionth time.
Wed., Oct. 29, 8 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., 2008