Theo Ubique’s upcoming season, announced today by Artistic Director Fred Anzevino (left), will include four productions of critically acclaimed works that are likely to be new to most Chicago audiences. The season will begin on September 23rd with the Chicago premiere of a 2015 Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Musical – the off-Broadway hit Fly by Night, to be directed by Anzevino with music direction by Jeremy Ramey (below left).
It will be followed in December by the Chicago premiere of Honky Tonk Angels – a book musical by Always… Patsy Cline writer Ted Swindley incorporating some of country music’s greatest hits into a story of three women who form a country music singing trio. Courtney Crouse will direct, with choreography by Cameron Turner and music direction by Ramey.
Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella, which premiered on Broadway in 1956 – one of the most golden years of the “Golden Age” of musicals – will open in March 2017 for a nine-week run. It was a pioneer of the sung-through musical and featured over 40 songs – a daunting challenge that has made productions of it rare. Anzevino and Ramey will be the stage and music directors respectively, with James Beaudry providing choreography.
Finally, the company will present its first revival of Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night. This original musical revue conceived by Anzevino and Arnold Johnston premiered in the 2008-09 season and was nominated for that season’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Musical. The revue will run from June 15 through August 6, 2017.
All performances will be staged in the intimate No Exit Café., 6970 N. Glenwood Avenue in Rogers Park. Season tickets will go on sale soon. Single tickets will be put on sale approximately one month before each opening.