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Naked Boys Singing! The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through July 1 2017

Presumably, it was two out of the three words in this title that caused monocles to drop within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, an organization with whom the Athenaeum Theatre—the venue originally scheduled—is affiliated. The subsequent last-minute move to Theater Wit gives an extra air of underdog scrappiness to this full-frontal, sex-positive silliness from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, led by a gang of six handsome, mostly Helix Studios-ready twinky fellas. Book writer Robert Schrock's risque camp and commentary on LGBT culture feel firmly planted in 1998, when the revue first appeared off-Broadway, and the cast's voices work better as an ensemble than individually, but jokes like Danny Bradley's "Perky Little Porn Star" and some more vulnerable numbers from Wesley Dean Tucker hold up as good, wholesome, R-rated fun. —Dan Jakes

Price: $27, $22 students and seniors

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