Theo Ubique Announces 19/20 Season

Theo Ubique Announces 19/20 Season

Photo by Cody Jolly Photography

Theo Ubique has announced the partial lineup of musicals that make up the company’s 19/20 season.

Theo Ubique’s second season on Howard Street will open in September with Michael John La Chiusa’s “Hello Again,” directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier, followed by “Working” based on Stud Terkel’s book of the same name, directed and choreographed by Christopher Chase Carter. The season will continue in the spring with Doug Wright, Scott Frankel, and Michael Korie’s “Grey Gardens,” directed by Fred Anzevino. The company will conclude the season with a yet-to-be-named fourth production.

All performances will take place at the Howard Street Theatre, 721 Howard Street, Evanston.

Theo Ubique’s 2019/20 Season (from the press release):

“Hello Again”
Music, lyrics, and book by Michael John LaChiusa
Suggested by the play LA RONDE, by Arthur Schnitzler
Directed and Choreographed by Brenda Didier
Music Direction by Jeremy Ramey
September 13 – November 3, 2019

An adult musical fantasy suggested by Arthur Schnitzler’s LA RONDE. A series of love affairs among ten characters during the ten different decades of the 20th Century as though seen through the lens of a combination time machine and bawdy, old-time kinescope. HELLO AGAIN crisscrosses beds and jumps from decade to decade, intimately examining the painful secrets that drive characters into each other’s arms and towards the bruising effects of reckless passion. “Mr. LaChiusa’s smart, beguilingly world-weary work was the best original musical of the season…” —NY Times

“Working”
Based on the book by Studs Terkel
Book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
Music and lyrics by Schwartz and others, including James Taylor and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Chase Carter
Music Direction by Jeremy Ramey
December 6, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, WORKING paints a vivid portrait of the working men and women that the world so often takes for granted. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Mary Rodgers, Micki Grant, and James Taylor.

“Grey Gardens”
Book by Doug Wright, Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie
Directed by Fred Anzevino
Music Direction by Jeremy Ramey
March 6 – April 26, 2020

The hilarious and heartbreaking story of “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The two were once bright names on the social register of Long Island society but became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses.

FOURTH SHOW TO BE ANNOUNCED
Director to be announced
Music Direction by Jeremy Ramey
June 5 – July 26, 2020

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