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2010-11 Season

May 16, 2011 – Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein Extended for Second Time Through July 3
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre announces a second extension for its current hit show, “Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein,” which will now run through July 3.
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April 27, 2011 – Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Receives 12 Jeff Non-Equity Nominations
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre received the second highest number of Jeff Awards Non-Equity nominations, garnering a total of 12 for all three if its musicals and musical revues produced between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011.
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April 5, 2011 – Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein now extended through June 5
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s sell-out hit of “Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” is now extended through June 5, and tickets are currently available for purchase.  The extension has forced cancellation this season of the theatre company’s next production, “The George M. Cohan Revue,” originally scheduled for May 13-July 3.
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March 21, 2011Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre named finalist for 2011 Emerging Theatre Award

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre is one of five finalists for the 2011 Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theatre Award, announced by The League of Chicago Theatres this weekend. The recipient is determined by a vote of member companies of the League.
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March 14, 2011 – 2011-12 Season Announcement
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre announces the four productions comprising its 2011/12 season, which is the seventh season performing at the No Exit Café.  The line-up is a mix of revues and musicals known for the award-winning and critically acclaimed theatre company.
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March 2011 – Theo Ubique Fact Sheet
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March 2, 2011 – Austin Cook, Musical Director for “Some Enchanted Evening”
Young, upcoming and wildly successful Austin Cook is music director for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s next production of “Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein,” running March 11-April 30.
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February 15, 2011 – “Some Enchanted Evening”  Cast Announcement
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February 2, 2011 – “Some Enchanted Evening” Calendar of Events Listing
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s production of Chess captures three awards in the first annual Theatre Fans’ Choice Awards sponsored by BroadwayWorld Chicago.

Chess is one of 13 shows coming out on top in the contest and one of only three shows garnering three awards. Ragtime at Drury Lane Oak Brook is the only show winning more than three with four awards.

Theo Ubique won for Best Revival of a Musical with Brenda Didier winning Best Choreography and Jeremy Trager winning Best Actor in a Musical or Revue in the role of Anatoly. Theo Ubique was in the running in several categories for Chess and Man of La Mancha.

November 14, 2010 “Cats” Director’s Vision
In her first solo directing gig, Brenda Didier is having a ball with the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre production of “Cats,” opening at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21.
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November 1, 2010 – “Cats” Cast Announcement
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October 11, 2010 – “Cats” Calendar of Events Listing
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September 20, 2010 – The Lady’s Not For Burning Fact Sheet
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A comedy in verse.  A witch wants to live.  A soldier wants to die.  Who wins the other over?  Set in the Middle Ages, this romantic comedy written by Christopher Fry in 1948 explores serious social issues under the comic exterior to reflect the world’s exhaustion and despair following World War II.

September 10, 2010 – ‘The Lady’s Not For Burning’  A Prolific Musical Piece as Director See the Verse Play, Resembling Shakespeare Pastoral Comedy
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Director Fred Anzevino sees his first production of the season at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, The Lady’s Not for Burning,” as the “most prolific musical piece of the theatre.”  Opening September 19 with previews September 17-18, it runs through October 31, culminating with a special Halloween Party performance.  It is produced in association with Michael James.

September 3, 2010 – Charles Mottier Joins Theo Ubique Board of Directors
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Charles H. Mottier, an attorney with Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd., has joined the Board of Directors for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, a Rogers Park-based cabaret theatre company.

August 13, 2010 – Cast, Crew Selected for ‘The Lady’s Not for Burning’
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre announces cast and crew for its first production of the season,The Lady’s Not for Burning,” opening September 19 with previews September 17-18.

July 23, 2010 - ‘The Lady’s Not for Burning’ Calendar of Events Listing
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in association with Michael James presents The Lady’s Not for Burning at the intimate, 55-seat cabaret setting of No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood (Rogers Park by Morse el stop on Red Line).

2009 – 2010 Season

July 6, 2010 - Five Performances Added for ‘Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen’
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Five additional performances are added to the performance schedule of “Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen,” produced by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in association with Michael James.  Originally scheduled to close August 8, the show will now close August 15.

June 2010 – Theatre Fact Sheet, updated
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The name Theo Ubique (pronounced thee-oh oo-bah-kway) is a hybrid of
Greek and Latin to reflect the originating cultures of Western theatre
where communal storytelling is a transcendent experience.

June 14, 2010 – Harkening to the Days of Neighborhood Cabaret Rooms.   Sweet and Hot:  The Songs of Harold Arlen
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No Exit Café is being reconfigured to resemble a late 1940s/early 1950s neighborhood cabaret by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre for its next show, “Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen,” performed in association with Michael James, opening Sunday, June 20.

June 14, 2010 – Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen – Fact Sheet
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The musical revue of Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen is performed with a 6-member cast and piano accompaniment.  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.

June 8, 2010 – Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Sweeps the Jeffs
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in association with Michael James swept the Jeff Awards Non-Equity last night with its spring production of Chess.  It led in all categories as a multiple recipient with its 7 awards for Chess—the most for any theatre company, the most for a single production and the only individual to receive two awards.

May 25, 2010 – Six Versatile Singers Headlining Theo Ubique Musical Revenue
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Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen, a musical revue of some of the 20th century’s most popular tunes, is the next production of Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in association with Michael James.

May 7, 2010 – Sweet and Hot, Calendar of Events listing
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in association with Michael James presents Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen at the intimate, 50-seat setting of No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood (Rogers Park by Morse el stop on Red Line).

May 6, 2010 – 11 Jeff Award Nominations Non-Equity for Theo Ubique Caberet Theatre
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in association with Michael James is among the three Rogers Park theatre companies leading with the most Jeff Awards Non-Equity nominations, garnering a total of 11 nominations with 8 of these for its just-closed production of Chess. All three productions produced  during the 2009-2010 season received nominations.

March 6, 2010 – Chess – Fact Sheet
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The Broadway production of Chess with a book is performed with an 11- member cast and 5 musicians. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Music by former ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Book by Richard Nelson, a Chicago native.

March 3, 2010 – Chess, a Cold War Rock Musical, Harkens to Tradition of Chess Coffee Houses
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s production of “Chess,” opening this weekend at the No Exit Café, harkens to a rich tradition of chess coffee houses started in the Rogers Park neighborhood many years ago.

February 21, 2010 – Theo Ubique’s Production the First in Chicago in 20 Years
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s production of Chess, running March 7 – April 25 at No Exit Café, combines cabaret theatre and concert concept styles. Although the backdrop is international chess competitions with grand  masters from the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War, the  story is really about the woman in the middle.

January 26, 2010 -  Cast, Crew in Place for Theo Ubique’s “Chess”
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“Chess,” a rock musical using international chess tournaments and a love triangle as metaphors for the Cold War, is the final production of the 2009-2010 season produced by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in association with Michael James.

January 12, 2010 – Calendar Listing; Chess Opens March 7
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in association with Michael James presents Chess at the intimate, 50-seat setting of No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood (Rogers Park by Morse el stop on Red Line). Chess is a Cold War musical, first premiering in the 1980s, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by former ABBA members, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson.

January 11, 2010 – Two Join New Board of Directors for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
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Two community leaders in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago have accepted to serve on a new Board of Directors for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, a Rogers Park-based cabaret theatre company.

November 17, 2009 – Theo Ubique Extends “Man of La Mancha” through December 20
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“Man of La Mancha,” presented by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in association with Michael James, is extended through December 20 with several new cast members.

October 18, 2009 – “Man of La Mancha” Fact Sheet
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The original full production of Man of La Mancha is performed with a nine-member cast. Book by Dale Wasserman. Lyrics by Joel Darion. Music by Mitch Leigh. Original Broadway producer was Hal James, father of Michael James.

October 10, 2009 – Ald. Joe Moore First to Join New Board of Directors
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Ald. Joe Moore, 49th Ward Chicago alderman, is the first to accept an invitation to serve on the newly restructured Board of Directors for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre. A new Board, representing local community and business leaders, is under development with plans to have a seven-member Board in place by January 2010.

October 8, 2009 – Original Broadway Memorabilia of “Man of La Mancha” on Display During Theo Ubique’s Production Opening October 18
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Michael James is going back to his roots with production of
“Man of La Mancha” by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, who produces its shows in association with him. His father, Hal James, was co-producer of the first Broadway production.

September 28, 2009 – Theo Ubique’s “Man of La Mancha” Opens October 18
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s second production of the
season is “Man of La Mancha,” presented in association with Michael James. Opening night is 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18 at the No Exit Café, 6970 Glenwood Ave. in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.

September 19, 2009 – “Man of La Mancha” Calendar Listing
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in association with Michael James presents Man of La Mancha at the intimate setting of No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood (Rogers Park by Morse el stop on Red Line). Previews October 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Sunday, October 18 at 7 p.m. Performances run through November 22 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m.

August 26, 2009 – “Taming of the Shrew” Fact Sheet
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William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew will be performed in an abridged format with a gender-bender twist. Though not a musical, original music is composed to Shakespeare’s words.

August 8, 2009 – Theo Ubique’s “Taming of the Shrew” opens August 28
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Director Nick Minas Incorporating Contemporary Thinking With Elizabethan Costumes, Carnival Atmosphere

July 31, 2009 – Calendar Listing for Taming of the Shrew
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Experience a new vision and gender-bender version with original music of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at the intimate setting of No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood (Rogers Park by  Morse el stop on Red Line). Previews August 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Sunday, August 30 at 7 p.m.

July 29, 2009 – 2009-2010 Season
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, a Rogers Park company performing at the intimate No Exit Café, is extending its 2009-10 season from three to four
productions, including William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” “Man of La Mancha,” Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” and a fourth production to be announced later.

2008 – 2009 Releases

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2009 Jeff Awards

Evita

Jacque Brel: Lonesome Losers of the Night

2008 After Dark Awards