The Message Is in the Music | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Message Is in the Music Member Picks Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through April 7 2010

In Jackie Taylor's latest jukebox musical, Lucifer and his minions invade heaven's sateen-bedecked throne room to pick a fight that will ultimately threaten the destruction of the universe. The weapons of choice: pop, R & B, gospel, and folk songs--27 of them, many having little to do with the matter at hand. There's also room for some theology. We learn that demons can be redeemed, that God has a woman, that gettin' busy plays a role in salvation, and that the Almighty is a big Curtis Mayfield fan. The show is a heartfelt, hilarious, slightly heretical, completely crazy, hugely entertaining mess. Maybe you can resist a finale featuring angels and reformed demons singing Barry White, but I can't. --Zac Thompson

Price: $40-$45


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