Theatre In Chicago      
Your Source For What's On Stage In Chicago 

   Quick Search
Search by date:

  Hello Again Reviews
Hello Again
Hello Again

Hello Again
Theo Ubique
Thru - Nov 3, 2019

Show Information

Theo Ubique

  • 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."
Read Full Review

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."
Read Full Review

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."
Read Full Review

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..."
Read Full Review

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."
Read Full Review

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.. "
Read Full Review

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?"
Read Full Review

Colin Douglas 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."
Read Full Review

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."
Read Full Review

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."
Read Full Review

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."
Read Full Review

Jeffrey Leibham