Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Artistic Director Fred Anzevino announces the company’s 2014-15 season will include two Anzevino-directed musicals and two cabarets saluting great–and very different–musical theater songwriters.
The company’s 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 Ramey, will begin performances on September 22 for a four-week run. 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. Benham will be music direct.
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. Christina Hall will star as Patsy Cline. Benham will music direct.
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 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.
All performances will be held at the No Exit Café, 6970 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information are available at www.theo-u.com.