A New Brain

A New Brain

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine
Directed by Fred Anzevino
Music Directed by Jeremy Ramey
Choreography by Cameron Turner

September 15-October 29

An energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital. Fearing he will die with his greatest songs still inside of him, he begins writing the songs from his hospital bed, amidst several hallucinations featuring various people whom he has encountered. By the Tony Award-winning authors of “Falsettos.”

Don’t Miss the Show the Critics are Raving about:

“Four Stars” – Chicago Tribune
“Highly Recommended” — Chicago Sun-Times
“a real treat…filled with fun and frolic.” – Around the Town Chicago
“…gorgeous, jaw-dropping…” – Chicago Theatre Review
“…warm, touching and lovingly executed.” – New City
“Pure, exuberant joy” – Broadway World
“…what the Chicago storefront musical experience is all about.” – Huffington Post
“…simultaneously sensitive and humorous…” – Chicagoland Musical Theatre
“…an ingenious staging.” – Windy City Times
“…riveting… energetic, near virtuosic performers” – Chicago Reader
“…makes you want to rejoice…” –  Irish-American News

Featuring: Holly Atwood, Andy Brown, Tommy Bullington, Veronica Garza, Chase Heinemann, Liz Norton, Kyle Ryan, Colin Schreier, Tyler Symone, and Danny Dwaine Wells II.

Previews: September 15, 16, 17
Press Opening: Monday, September 18 at 7:30pm


Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 7pm

Tickets: $29-$59.
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Part of the complete Theo Ubique experience includes dinner, served by the actors before the show, with dessert during intermission! Dinner reservations are accepted at the same time as you place your ticket order. For an additional $25, order the show with three-course dinner from Heartland Café in one easy step! For more information on Dinners, click HERE!

“A New Brain” Menu:

In keeping with the theme of the show, the meal will be served on a hospital dinner tray! Also, please note that the entire meal is gluten-free except for the dinner roll, and dairy free other than the butter or whipped cream!)

First Course:
Roasted cream of tomato soup, featuring Earth First Farms (MI) organic tomatoes. (Vegan)

Main Course:
Baked herbed chicken* with organic mushroom sauce; baked all-organic vegetable medley; seasoned organic potato wedges; and a dinner roll and butter
(*vegetarian option features herbed Tofu points served in the same vegan sauce)

Apple crisp featuring Earth First Farms apples, topped with whip cream.

Buy Regular Tixx or Dinner Tixx HERE!