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  Hello Again at Theo Ubique

Hello Again

Theo Ubique
721 Howard Street Evanston

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.

Thru - Nov 3, 2019

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 7:00pm



Price: $42-$57

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 773-347-1109

Running Time: 1hr, 30mins

www.theo-u.com



  Hello Again Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Tribune - Somewhat Recommended

"...As is typical here, a cast of young, emerging performers serve as a collective reminder of the level of musical talent in the city, waiting for an opportunity. In particular, Nora Navarro, who plays the nurse, and Molly LeCaptain, who plays the young wife, both are excellent. Christopher Ratliff, as the soldier, nearly bursts with determination, and Neala Barron anchors the musical aspects of the ensemble work (under the musical direction of Jeremy Ramey), as she often has before."
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Chris Jones


Chicago Sun Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...That youthfulness makes “Hello Again” a natural fit for Theo Ubique, a company that has built its brand on casting young, hungry musical theater actors and gives them a chance to show their stuff. This production, from director and choreographer Brenda Didier, makes a compelling case for the company’s model, while unwittingly arguing against it as well."
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Alex Huntsberger


Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...I was impressed with the fluid staging of director Brenda Didier's production, which kicks off Theo Ubique's new season in the company's delightful Evanston space. I started to name actors and actresses who deserved special commendation and found there were too many; this is a stellar cast. Big up to the versatile house band, which is conducted by keyboardist Jeremy Ramey."
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Max Maller


Stage and Cinema - Somewhat Recommended

"...Anyway, for all the high-spirited crooning and hoofing, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's wonderful overachievers only reinvent ten illicit sexist stereotypes. Rachel Boylan's time-capsule costumes chart the decades and stand out too starkly against the spiral staircase that presides over these casual couplings. And it's all to prove the paradox that free love is never free. You get what you lust for - and a bit less or more..."
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Lawrence Bommer


Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...For roughly 80 minutes ( no intermission) we are taken on a ride through time, however, in no chronological order. The play opens with the entire cast entering the stage at TheoUbique to bring us “Hello Again”. It is 1900 and the Whore (Megan Elk has a powerful voice) and the Soldier (Christopher Ratliff, who is quite the dancer) will have an encounter before he leaves town. The scene is followed by The Soldier and the Nurse ( the lovely Nora Navarro) as they do three songs, or at least pieces of songs. The time is now 1940."
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Alan Bresloff


NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...“Hello Again” portrays a timeless concept, attempting to fulfill our individual inadequacies with a relationship. We want our partners to save us, to complete us, but, in truth, they are struggling and searching, too. A lyric from the show echoes this idea: “What I hoped to find in all my lovers, I didn’t find it.” We get many things from sexual liaisons: confidence, passion, STDs… but you don’t always find what you’re looking for.. "
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Hayley Osborn


Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...Sensitive audiences should be warned that this is an R-rated musical. It deals bluntly with adult material and themes, and portrays all expressions of the carnal act. But, in the end, this sensuous show relies on the strong talents provided by a dazzling cast of actor/singers/dancers. They’re lovingly guided by the magnificent Brenda Didier and Jeremy Ramey, aided by Jaq Seifert’s tasteful intimacy direction. The ten cast members make each musical interlude sparkle with steamy sexuality, bringing both humor and drama to each scene. And, let’s face it: where else in Chicago can an audience become voyeurs to a daisy chain of so much love-making, with musical accompaniment, and all under 90 minutes?"
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Colin Douglas


Buzznews.net - Highly Recommended

"...If you haven’t already made plans to see 'Hello Again' at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, don’t wait another minute! Director/Choreographer Brenda Didlier’s reimagination of this 1993 off-Broadway musical."
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Earl Cochran


Storefront Rebellion - Somewhat Recommended

"...That’s not to say there’s no pleasure to be gleaned from Theo Ubique’s intimate production. But that pleasure is limited to certain senses. The ensemble cast sounds fantastic under Jeremy Ramey’s music direction, and Rachel Boylan’s century-spanning costumes are great fun."
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Kris Vire


Picture This Post - Somewhat Recommended

"...These strong points notwithstanding, this script ends up feeling - at least to this writer-- like a poorly edited music video and about as deep story-wise. It is X-rated, though you too might find it about as sexy as watching gerbils have at it."
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Amy Munice


Spotlight On Lake - Recommended

"...While not especially groundbreaking or particularly profound, "Hello Again" is still a very entertaining evening of theatre. The final image certainly adds relevance to the universality of these archetypes."
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Jeffrey Leibham


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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.


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