Starting Here, Starting Now | No Exit Cafe | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 6 2011

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre delivers a polished rendition of this 1977 musical revue about the search for self-discovery and romantic connection. The show features 25 early songs by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr., who teamed up as Yale University classmates in the 1960s. Actor-singers Teddy Boone, Stephanie Herman, and Hillary Patingre handle the slick, jazz-inflected score with finesse under Eugene Dizon's musical direction, and director Fred Anzevino enhances the material with a dramatic through line charting the characters' shifting relationships. Adam Veness's set design evokes the 1970s Me Decade (love the mirror ball and lava lamp), and lighting designer Michael Nardulli works wonders within the confines of the tiny cafe venue. --Albert Williams

Price: $15

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