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Barenaked Lads in the Great Outdoors

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In this show--obviously created to fill the void after Naked Boys Singing! ended its run--men are naked because they're on a nude beach, or there's a game of strip volleyball, or for no real reason at all. Conceived and directed by David Zak, Barenaked Lads can be clever, as in its spoofs of Brokeback Mountain and King Kong. But most of Andy Eninger's sketches are built around easy jokes and innuendo, and Michael S. Mahler's songs, though competently sung, are forgettable. But really, who are we kidding? There are six naked men onstage getting laughs while singing and dancing. It's sure to keep the bachelorette partygoers happy. Through 5/28: Fri 7 PM, Sat 9 PM, Sun 7 PM, Bailiwick Repertory, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont, 773-883-1090, $32-$37.

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