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The title’s a trifle misleading, since this nightclubby romp is longer on song than on stand-up. Still, with a Borscht Belt comic on hand to begin the show as if he were hosting an evening of vaudeville at the Old Globe Theater, the emphasis on comedy is understandable. Every word is culled from the Bard, from “I like this place,” to “oh for a muse of fire” (with which the host begs a light for a joint). And the two singers are crisp and cool as they croon such ditties as “Sigh No More” (from Much Ado About Nothing), backed by a tight piano/woodwind/electric-violin/bass ensemble. If the evening went on even a minute past the 75 it now consumes, it would feel overlong, but for those familiar with Shakespeare’s works, it’s sophisticated entertainment of a reasonably high order. At 7 p.m. Friday, at 7 & 10 p.m. Saturday, at 2 p.m. Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $24-28. (202) 544-7077. (Bob Mondello)