Posts tagged "Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre"

"Master Class" (Theo Ubique Theatre): Diva-licious!

"Master Class" (Theo Ubique Theatre): Diva-licious!
The legendary diva, Maria Callas, is resurrected in Two-Time Jeff Award Winner Kelli Harrington.  Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre presents MASTER CLASS. Playwright Terrence McNally penned a tribute to the opera sensation.  His Tony Award-winning play focuses on the retired singer’s 1971-1972 stint teaching at Julliard in NYC.  McNally reflects on Callas’ professional and personal prima... Read more »

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 »

EXTENDED Thru May 19th "Aspects of Love" (Theo Ubique): *THE* Aspect to Love- The SINGING!

EXTENDED Thru May 19th "Aspects of Love" (Theo Ubique):  *THE* Aspect to Love- The SINGING!
Theo Ubique presents ASPECTS OF LOVE.  Alex is in love with Rose.  The problem is Alex is 17 and Rose is an actress. Still, he manages to woo her away to ‘his’ villa.  It turns out the villa is his Uncle George’s.  And turns out Rose prefers George.  After a tumultuous affair with Alex, Rose... 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 »

EXTENDED THRU JULY 3rd Review "Some Enchanted Evening": Oh, What A Beautiful... SHOW!

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre presentsSOME ENCHANTED EVENING:  THE SONGS OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEINAt No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Music by Richard RodgersLyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIMusic Direction by Austin CookDirected by Fred AnzevinoThursdays at 7:30pm*Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm*Sundays at 7pm*EXTENDED Thru July 3rd Buy Tickets*Optional Dinner Package AvailableRunning Time:  Two hours with a fifteen minute... Read more »

Review "The Lady's not for Burning": Political Comedy Goes Long-Winded!

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre presents THE LADY’S NOT FOR BURNINGAt No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood Written by Christopher Fry Directed by Fred Anzevino Thru October 31st Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and thirty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   A convent drop-out, a drunken soldier, and an... Read more »

Starting at '1001' en route to 'Detroit' then 'Wuthering Heights' will push 'This Lady' to Mamet-palooza!

The theatre weekend starts on Thursday goes through Monday! 1001 by Collaboraction Theatre at The Chopin Detroit at Steppenwolf Theatre Wuthering Heights at Lifeline Theatre This Lady is not for Burning by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe MAMET-PALOOOZA:  Oleanna and Speed-in-the-Plow at America Theatre Company Check back for my impressions of the opening performances!... Read more »

Review "Evita": Local Girl Makes Good!

EVITATheo Ubique Theatre CompanyNo Exit CafeChicago, IllinoisJune 26, 2009 Dinner theatre conjures up certain images in anyone’s head. Sitting in the No Exit Café, some of those stereotypes were actualized: old people and bad food. Even in our forties, we were the youngsters in the crowd. My eggplant parmesan was tasty but almost pureed (perhaps... Read more »

Review "Lonesome Losers": The Big 'L'

Lonesome Losers of the NightTheo Ubique Theatre Company Theatre on the Lake at FullertonChicagoJuly 10, 2009 Sans the singing, a bartender pushing shots while two drunks fight over a whore sounds like any Saturday night at Jacqueline’s. Lonesome Losers of the Night has 21 songs. I know because I counted them down in anticipation of... Read more »

"Man of La Mancha" Theatre Review: The Man is a Woman!

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre presents Man of La Mancha At No Exit Café Book by Dale Wasserman Music by Mitch Leigh Lyrics by Joe Darion Directed by David Heimann Thru November 22, 2009 With a plunger for a sword and a bowl for a helmet, Cervantes proclaims he is the knight, Don Quixote. Sounds crazy?... Read more »