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What Came First: the Music or the Misery? 

Both in its original 1995 novel form and its 2000 cinematic counterpart, Nick Hornby's High Fidelity is a poignant, riotously funny exploration of the relationship between music and life -- and what happens when the two fail to correspond. In 2006 High Fidelity arrived as a Broadway musical, with a new score of original songs by Amanda Green and Tom Kitt. It closed after fourteen performances, but the production has since earned itself a second life on the road. In 2008 St. Louis' own New Line Theatre became the first company to stage the show after its initial Broadway run. New Line brings High Fidelity back to close its 21st season tonight at 8 p.m. If you've ever found salvation in a used-record bin, poured your soul into a mixtape or sunk into deep neurosis over the state of your romantic affairs, there is plenty here to appreciate. High Fidelity runs Thursday through Saturday until June 23 at Washington University's South Campus Theatre (6501 Clayton Road). Tickets are $15 to $20. For more information, visit
Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: May 31. Continues through June 23, 2012

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