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If a musical’s quality can be measured, in some part, by how catchy its songs are, then Sheryl Crow’s first attempt at composing one just might succeed—after all, her songs have played on repeat in malls, drugstores, and the heads of listeners since the mid-’90s. This week, she turns her attention to the stage with Diner, an adaptation of Barry Levinson’s 1982 film about six college-aged friends and their imminent march toward adulthood. Levinson wrote Diner’s book on his own, so expect a semi-faithful adaptation, albeit without a young Kevin Bacon. Crow draws inspiration from early rock ’n’ roll and doo-wop (the action takes place in 1959) for the original music and lyrics—but even though Diner’s set 55 years in the past, the topics its characters are concerned with (love, money, career, family) remain relevant. The only thing you’ll leave lamenting is D.C.’s lack of old-school diners. The musical runs Dec. 9 through Jan. 25 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $29–$80. (703) 820-9771. signature-theatre.org.