A Marvin Hamlisch Songbook
June 4- July 12, 2015

Production History

Theo Ubique began producing in 1997, first at the Heartland Studio Theatre, and then, in 2004, at Michael James’s No Exit Cafe, where it began focusing on musicals and revues, reinventing the cabaret theatre trend in Chicago. Since then, Theo Ubique has produced 35 shows and received 30 Jeff Awards and 3 After Dark Awards.

*Indicates Artistic Award or Nomination

2012/13 Season

  • Smokey Joe’s Cafe  (by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
  • January Cabaret (Rotating series of variety acts)
  • Aspects of Love (Book and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart)
  • A Cole Porter Songbook (Musical Arrangements by Aaron Benham, Devised in conjunction with David Heimann and Fred Anzevino)

2011/12 Season

  • 2011 – Starting Here, Starting Now (lyrics by Richard Maltby and music by David Shire)
  • 2011 – Pump Boys and Dinettes (Written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann)
  • 2012 – Light in the Piazza (book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel)
  • 2012 – Time After Time, the Songs of Jule Styne.  (featuring the songs of Jule Styne)


2010/11 Season

  • 2010 – The Lady’s Not for Burning (Christopher Fry)
  • 2010 – Cats (Poetry by T. S. Eliot, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber)
  • 2011 – Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein (music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein)
  • 2011- The George M. Cohan Revue (written, arranged and originally directed by Chip Deffaa, music and lyrics by George M Cohan)


2009/10 Season

  • 2009 – *Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare)
  • 2009 – *Man of La Mancha (book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh)
  • 2010 – *Chess (lyrics by Tim Rice, music by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson)
  • 2010 – Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Harold Arlen, Truman Capote, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Ted Koehler, Johnny Mercer, Leo Robin, Billy Rose, and Jack Yellen with additional lyrics by Mary Bracken Phillips)


Other Past Productions

  • 2009  Remount of *Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night (Arnold Johnson, translator, and Fred Anzevino) at Theatre at the Lake
  • 2009 *Evita (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
  • 2008 *Belle Barth: If I Embarrass You Tell Your Friends (Joanne Koch, Owen Kalt and Ilya Levinson)
  • 2008 *Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night (Arnold Johnson, translator, and Fred Anzevino)
  • 2007  Remount of *Side by Side by Sondheim (Steven Sondheim) at Theatre at the Lake
  • 2007 *Cabaret (John Kander and Fred Ebb)
  • 2007   The Laramie Project (Moisés Kaufman)
  • 2006 *Side by Side by Sondheim (Steven Sondheim)
  • 2006 *Flora the Red Menace (John Kander and Fred Ebb)
  • 2005   The Fantasticks (Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones)
  • 2005 *A Jacques Brel Revue (Arnold Johnston translator)
  • 2004 *Spoon River Anthology (Edgar Lee Masters)
  • 2004 *A Kurt Weill Review (Kurt Weill)
  • 2004   Richard the Third (William Shakespeare)
  • 2003   Wordplay(s) (Melanie Tem and Gertrude Stein)
  • 2003   Alfred the Great (Israel Horovitz)
  • 2003 *Happy Birthday, Wanda June (Kurt Vonnegut)
  • 2002 *The Devil’s Disciple (George Bernard Shaw)
  • 2002 *Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Christopher Hampton)
  • 2002   The Aggressor (Tommy Beaver)
  • 2001 *Sexual Perversity in Chicago and All Men Are Whores (David Mamet)
  • 2001   Heartland Festival of Short Plays: The Lottery (Brainerd Duffield) and Sweet Eros (Terrence McNalley), The Stronger (August Strindberg)
  • 2001   Lion in the Streets (Judith Thompson)
  • 2000 *Betrayal (Harold Pinter)
  • 2000   The People, Yes! (Carl Sandberg)
  • 1999   The Lady’s Not for Burning (Christopher Fry)
  • 1998   The People, Yes! (Carl Sandberg)
  • 1997   Crime on Goat Island (Ugo Beti)