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I Sing! 

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Confessional power ballads dominate this dialogue-free musical about the love lives of five twentysomethings, written in 1999 by three Northwestern University undergrads. The lyrics are sometimes amusing, but they're also cloying and derivative, displaying neither insight nor depth. The White Horse ensemble, directed by Kellie Donnelly, is much better than the material. Abby Cucci, Jon Cunningham, and Dana Tretta have vocal chops, Stephen Feder is a brilliant physical comedian, and Danny Bernardo manages to find complex emotions in even vapid songs. Feder and Bernardo's reenactment of their characters' performances at an overnight camp brought down the house. Through 8/13: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM. Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago, 773-272-5987. $18-$20.

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