Posts tagged "Adam Veness"

EXTEND Thru Sept 1st "A Cole Porter Songbook" (Theo Ubique): De-Lovely!

EXTEND Thru Sept 1st "A Cole Porter Songbook" (Theo Ubique):  De-Lovely!
The evening starts with the low smoldering of the bass.   After a few moments, finger snapping adds a little mystery and rhythm to the sound.  Then, the company arrives one by one to drawl out “Too Darn Hot.”  The song goes from sexy complaint to tap-dancing, girl-twirling, big-bold spectacle.  Cole Porter is in the house.  Theo Ubique Cabaret... Read more »

"The Light in the Piazza" (Theo Ubique): Shines Despite Murky Plot

"The Light in the Piazza" (Theo Ubique):  Shines Despite Murky Plot
#81.  I saw the pre-Broadway run of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in 2004 at the Goodman Theatre.  I didn’t love it.  The  two lovers frequently broke into a love song that had ‘la-la-la-la-la-la-la‘ as the lyrics.  And it sounded suspiciously like “Miss Saigon’s” solo saxophone song.  But my real issue was with the love... Read more »

"Secret Garden" (Light Opera Works): Dark, Sad and eventually Wondrous!

  A novel, two movies and a Tony Award-winning musical, “The Secret Garden” is a classic.  Even if the story is a hazy memory, most people recognize the title.  Although author Frances Hodgson Burnett penned her original tale for children, this current production leans more symbolically sophisticated than playfully whimsical. Light Opera Works presents The Secret Garden. Mary Lennox has... Read more »
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