JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 'PATSY CLINE' & More Set for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 2014-15 Season
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Artistic Director/co-Founder Fred Anzevino has announced the company's 2014-15 season. The season will include two musicals - both to be directed by Anzevino - and two cabarets saluting two great - and very different - musical theater songwriters. The company's much-acclaimed music directors - Jeremy Ramey and Aaron Benham - will be back, providing musical direction for two shows each.
The season's opener in September will be a cabaret of songs by the German-born composer of "September Song" and "Mack the Knife." A Kurt Weill Cabaret, featuring new arrangements and musical direction by two-time Jeff-Award winner Jeremy Ramey, will begin performances on September 22 for a four-week run. Weill, who began his career in Germany, emigrated to the U.S. in 1935 where he went on to write Broadway musicals with lyricists including Ogden Nash, Ira Gershwin and Maxwell Anderson. Ramey, honored by the Jeffs for his musical direction of Smokey Joe's Café and The Light in the Piazza, was previously music director for Theo Ubique's Aspects of Love, Passion, and Master Class.
Following in November and running through Christmas will be Anzevino's production of Always...Patsy Cline - a book musical by Ted Swindley about the country singer who became a crossover star and her friendship with a fan. The musical includes Cline hits like "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight," and "Sweet Dreams." Christina Hall (from the Jeff-nominated ensemble of Theo's 2011 hit Pump Boys and Dinettes) will star as Patsy Cline. Aaron Benham, musical director for Theo Ubique shows Time After Time: The Music of Jule Styne, and A Cole Porter Songbook, will be musical director for this show.
Opening in March and running through the Easter season will be Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Anzevino with music direction by Ramey. The ever-popular musical has been staged four times on Broadway and is a perennial hit for touring companies, but Theo Ubique's staging in the No Exit Café' promises to bring a new and intimate acoustic perspective to the musical.
The season will close with A Marvin Hamlisch Songbook - a cabaret dedicated to the songs of one of America's most popular composers from the 1960's through his death in 2012. Hamlisch wrote the music for the Broadway musicals A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl, and Sweet Smell of Success as well as movie songs including "The Way We Were" and "Nobody Does It Better." Benham will provide musical direction and new arrangements of Hamlisch's much-loved music.
Season tickets for the 2014-15 season will go on sale soon.
THEO UBIQUE CABARET THEATRE
All performances will be held at the No Exit Café located at 6970 N Glenwood Ave.
A Marvin Hamlisch Songbook
Arrangements and Musical Direction by Aaron Benham
Runs: June 8, 2015 - July 26, 2015
Student Rush All Season Long!
(All unsold tickets are $15 at the door with college ID. Tickets will be sold on site, cash only, at curtain. First come, first served, subject to availability.)