Posts tagged "Sydney Charles"

"The Color of Purple" (Mercury Theatre): Perfect Shade of Triumph Over Adversity

"The Color of Purple" (Mercury Theatre):  Perfect Shade of Triumph Over Adversity
The Mercury Theatre presents the Award-winning THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical About Love. Years ago, I saw the movie version of Alice Walker’s novel.  My primary recollections are it starred Oprah and Whoopie and was a downer. Since the musical’s successful debut on Broadway that garnered 11 Tony Awards, I was curious about how this... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up LiveWire and "Smokey Joe's Cafe"

Off Book Chats Up LiveWire and "Smokey Joe's Cafe"
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews“A Permanent Image” at LiveWire Chicago Theatre and “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The Royal George Theatre.  Our special guests are Sydney Charles and Vasily Deris performing in the successful remount of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The Royal George Theatre. This April 19th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru August 4th "Smokey Joe's Cafe" (SJCCHICAGO): It's back and still smoking hot!

EXTENDED Thru August 4th "Smokey Joe's Cafe" (SJCCHICAGO):  It's back and still smoking hot!
SJCChicago presents the return of Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s production of SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ. In the 1950’s, the musical writing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller began their songwriting chapter in rock and roll history.  Leiber was the lyricist.  Stoller was the composer.  Together, they used their passion for rhythm and blues to influence... Read more »
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EXTENDED Thru Feb 20th! Review "CATS": Purrfectly Whimsicalico fur-BALL!

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre presents CATSAt No Exit Café, 6970 N. GlenwoodComposed by Andrew Lloyd WeberBased on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”Music directed by Ethan DeppeDirected by Brenda Didier Thursdays at 7:30pm (optional dinner at 6pm)Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (optional dinner at 6:30 pm)Sundays at 2pm and 7pm (optional dinner at... Read more »