Theo Ubique’s take on this classic musical parody of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” directed by local musical comedy pro Landree Fleming, is smart, sweet, and slickly produced. And mounting a show that prods at traditional gender roles with a first-rate, gender-blind cast results in a multilayered artistic experience that makes this […]
Were the 1970s a time of sleepy dope-infused mellowness after the upheaval of the 1960s, or were they a continuation of revolt (politically and musically) by other means? Yes. To get a sense of that paradox, it helps to revisit the music that served as the backdrop for the decade. And if you want a […]
You can all but feel the exuberance radiating from the music in the first strains of Theo Ubique’s emotionally complicated Songs for a New World, the Jason Robert Brown revue that reopened the Evanston venue Monday night. It begins with Woman 1 (Nora Navarro) belting joy to the stars in the anthemic “The New World,” […]
Fleetwood-Jourdain spearheads a new collaboration “Celebrating Life, Community and the Arts.”
Michael John LaChiusa’s riff on Arthur Schnitzler’s 1897 play gets a stellar production from Theo Ubique.
In the title role, Will Lidke is a nova of charisma.
Theo Ubique’s production is a sweet, sweet piece of Iowa cheese.
The production’s sexual politics unsuccessfully hang between self-aware period piece and relevant, contemporary commentary.
A one-woman show to buckle up for and an intimate, retro revue are among this week’s best bets.
The longest-running musical on Broadway returns to Chicago as impressive as ever.
A mashup of Shakespeare with The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch is one of this week’s high- (or maybe lowlights).