There are, of course, romantic entanglements aplenty. The hooking up of the terminally ill Max (Jake Loewenthal) and the sullen and seemingly uncaring Carmen (Lizzie Klemperer) is never in much doubt. A little more tension exists in the triangle involving the reportedly pansexual Stewart (Ben Moss), who has both Oliver (Tim Ehrlich) and Anabel (Amanda Jane Cooper) -- who are siblings -- after him.
Bradford Proctor's music has a pleasant pop musical sound, but his and Alaina Kunin's lyrics are often riddled with clichés. The musical, directed by Seth Sikes, follows a fairly predictable romantic comedy trajectory, and ends on a to-be-expected upbeat note.
The game cast members have good voices, although some of them reach for their high notes and don't always succeed in hitting them. Cooper is quite funny, albeit a little too obviously influenced by Kristin Chenoweth in her vocal mannerisms and delivery. Ehrlich's queeny demeanor may be overtly stereotypical, but he pulls it off well. Loewenthal has a goofy charm, while both Moss and Klemperer do well enough with what they're given. As an added bonus, Ugly Betty star Michael Urie provides the pre-recorded voice of the Loudspeaker. It's not a part with much depth, but he does get a few funny lines in.
-- Dan Bacalzo