WBEZ | Theo Ubique Theatre Company http://www.wbez.org/tags/theo-ubique-theatre-company Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: BackStage Theatre Company closes up shop http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/daily-rehearsal-backstage-theatre-company-closes-shop-101565 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- &quot;Editor&#39;s note: </strong></span></span>As originally published, our review implied that an actor&#39;s costume contained padding. As the actor has noted in the comments below, it does not. We deeply regret the error,&quot; says <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/theater/15585671/sordid-lives-at-ludicrous-theatre-company-theater-review">this review</a> of &nbsp;<em>Sordid Lives</em> at Ludicrous Theatre Company. The comment? From&nbsp;Suzanne Bracken, who plays&nbsp;LaVonda. She wrote, &quot;I&#39;m just fat, not wearing a fat suit. Some people are just shaped differently than others.&quot; Another commenter responds, &quot;Wow, Suzanne, you are more gracious than I would have been.&quot; In other<em> Sordid Lives</em> reviews, <a href="http://chicagotheaterbeat.com/2012/08/05/review-sordid-lives-ludicrous-theatre/">Chicago Theater Beat says</a> Bracken &quot;nearly steals the show.&quot;</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/backstage%20theatre.jpg" style="height: 139px; width: 300px; float: left; " title="" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;BackStage Theatre Company</strong></span></span> is closing up shop; their current production of <em>A Scent of Flowers</em> will be their last one. Artistic Director&nbsp;Matthew Reeder&nbsp;<a href="http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Saying-Goodbye-.html?soid=1102102920174&amp;aid=OlO7DKxfAIA">called the production</a> &quot;the perfect story to celebrate these twelve enlivening years. The story of Zoe and her family&nbsp;is deeply in line with our mission, our core values and our aesthetic.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;He also wrote, that &quot;Twelve years is a happy life in the scope of any small arts organization.&quot;&nbsp;No specific reason was given for the end.&nbsp;<em>A Scent of Flowers</em> closes August 25.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Lifeline, Raven, the side project and Theo Ubique</strong></span></span>, all located in generally Rogers Park area, are again offering <a href="http://www.rogersparkflexpass.com">a subscription pass</a> to their plays. It&#39;s $50 for four productions and $45 if you head to the Rogers Park Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival.&nbsp;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email<a href="mailto: kdries@wbez.org"> kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/daily-rehearsal-backstage-theatre-company-closes-shop-101565 A Chicago storefront presents a big Broadway production http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-16/chicago-storefront-presents-big-broadway-production-87925 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-16/Rodgers_photo courtesy of Theo Ubique Theatre Company.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The <a href="http://www.heartlandcafe.com/nx_index.htm" target="_blank">No Exit Café</a> is a nondescript storefront across from the El tracks in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Inside the small space a Broadway-sized production. That’s exactly what happens each weekend at <em>Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein</em>.<br> <br> The production is the work of the <a href="http://www.theoubique.org/" target="_blank">Theo Ubique Theatre Company</a>. A few of the cast members came in recently to talk to <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> Jason Marck and play some numbers.</p><p><em>Music Button: Gertrude Lawrence, "Shall We Dance", from the CD Ultimate Broadway, (Arista)</em></p></p> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-16/chicago-storefront-presents-big-broadway-production-87925