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When: Aug. 14-Oct. 25 2008

Assembled by director Fred Anzevino, poet Arnold Johnston, and pianist-arranger Joshua Stephen Kartes, this concept revue showcases the musical character studies of Jacques Brel, the cabaret star of the 1950s and ’60s. The setting is a waterfront bar in 1959 Amsterdam, where a whore, a bartender, and two servicemen on the prowl come together to seek solace. Brel’s rousing drinking songs and aching ballads suit the scruffy intimacy of Theo Ubique Theatre Company’s cafe venue, and the fine young cast deliver honest, emotionally detailed readings of Johnston’s translations. (AW)

Price: $25, industry shows Thu.

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