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GayCo Productions' latest sketch revue looks and sounds a lot like a Second City main-stage show. But the company's beautiful, spacious new theater, impressive set, piano accompanist, and high-tech lighting and sound can't give this performance SC's snap and satirical bite. On the other hand, SC doesn't delve as candidly into gay issues, like motherhood for lesbians ("even Jesus came from donated sperm"). And though the players here are not hilarious throughout, they're pretty charming. A guitar solo about coming out, penned by Andy Eninger and performed by Homer Marrs at the show I saw, is positively poignant. The biggest draw, though, is Mandy Price, who's someone very else in every part, including a rousing Liza Minnelli. --Ryan Hubbard a Through 10/20: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Hoover-Leppen Theater, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, 773-472-6469 or 312-458-9400, $17.50.

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