Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Fun Does Not End After “Tick, Tick…BOOM!”

We have a couple of exciting events planned after this weekend’s performances of Tick Tick Boom! 

On Friday April 2nd, we have another Musical Theatre Open Mic NightFREE!

Warm up your vocal chords and dust off your music books! It’s time for another Musical Theatre Open Mic! You bring yourself and some music (or check out ours!), and we’ll supply the accompanist. For those of you needing a “shot” of courage, the bar will also be open. Come perform your favorite show tunes in a friendly, supportive, wildly fun environment. Spread the word and tell all your friends!  Doors open at 10:00 with the fun  starting shortly after.  Hosted by Chip Joyce!

On Saturday April 3rd,  Peoria Cabaret Theatre is proud to present our next Late Night Cabaret: Erin Durbin and Carmen McCarthy: TOP-LESS!  Come out and enjoy and evening with two of our favorite company members as they share their stories and sing their favorite songs in this REVEALING cabaret!

Doors open at 10:30PM and the show starts at 11:00.  Admission is only $5 and the bar is open until midnight! Call (309)494-9100 for more information or to reserve your seats for Tick, Tick…BOOM!

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“Tick, Tick…BOOM!” Opens This Friday!

 

Peoria Cabaret Theatre is proud to present the local premiere of Tick, Tick…BOOM! this Friday and Saturday, April 2nd and 3rd.   The cast are all alums of Eastlight Theatre’s blockbuster production of RENT and include Adam Sitton (Roger) as Jon, Kates Sitton (Mimi) as Susan and Anthony Jumaane Hendricks (Collins) as Michael.  With direction by RENT director and PCT company member Chip Joyce.

 THE SHOWTick, Tick… BOOM! is Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical tale of a young composer on the brink of turning 30 and falling into oblivion. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city (Tick,), his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue (Tick…), yet Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical (Boom!). Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors, and a band, Tick, Tick… BOOM! takes you on the playwright/composer’s journey that led to the Broadway blockbuster, RENT. Everyone, regardless of age, will love this youthful, endearing, and thoughtful piece, and will surely embrace the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life’s most difficult challenges.

Admission is only $20 per person (tax included) for dinner and show. In honor of the bohemian flavor of this show, our chef will be whipping up a “Peasants Feast” buffet featuring macaroni and cheese, spaghetti-o’s, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips and a Hostess dessert.

Doors open at 6:00PM for dinner and the show starts at 8:00PM.  Call (309)494-9100 for reservations.  Show only seats (if available) can be purchased at the door starting at 7:30pm the evening of each performance. ALL SEATS ARE $20 INCLUDING SHOW ONLY.   No advance reservations available for show only seats. 

Listen to Tick, Tick…BOOM!

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Late Night Cabaret presents: Dedra Kaiser and Laura Weaver Hughes “That’s What He Said: Daisy and Violet Reunited (But Not Relinked)”

Peoria Cabaret Theatre is proud to present our next Late Night Cabaret: Dedra Kaiser and Laura Weaver Hughes in “That’s What He Said:  Daisy and Violet Reunited (But Not Relinked)” this Saturday, March 13th.

Come out and enjoy the evening with the leading ladies of SIDE SHOW and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD as they share their stories and sing their favorite songs.  They will be joined on the keyboard by the fabulous Brian Wierenga.    

Doors open at 10:30PM and the show starts at 11:00.  Admission is only $5 and the bar is open until midnight!

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Peoria Journal Star Sings the Praises of “The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)”

We received a stellar review from The Peoria Journal Star!  Here is a copy in case you missed it…

REVIEW: DINNER AND MUSICAL PARODY NOT TO MISS

Five of Broadway’s signature styles get spun at the Waterhouse

 By GARY PANETTA (gpanetta@pjstar.com)

of the Journal Star

Posted Mar 07, 2010 @ 07:18 PM

If you’re looking for a decent meal and sheer hilarity, you could do worse than “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” It’s running Downtown at the Waterhouse.

First staged in 2005 at New York’s Dodger Stages, “The Musical of Musicals” is the parody to end all parodies of that 20th century American art form that now – thanks to Andrew Lloyd Webber – has come to acquire a distinctively British accent.

A horribly hackneyed storyline about a heroine who can’t pay the rent to an evil landlord but who is eventually rescued by a handsome hero receives five different satirical spins: in the styles of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Webber, and Kander and Ebb.

Theater insiders especially will enjoy “The Musical of Musicals.” There are allusions to “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Into the Woods,” “Hello, Dolly!” “Evita,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technnicolor Dreamcoat,” “Oklahoma!” and more. You don’t have to be a musical-theater know-it-all, however, to enjoy this piece.

Directed by Andrew Driscoll with assistance from Ed Peck, the whole thing is so lively and silly and light-hearted it’s sure to hold your attention. As much celebration as send-up, it also might tempt you to revisit all of those old chestnuts at a local community theater near you.

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“The Musical of Musicals” Opens This Friday!

Peoria Cabaret Theatre is proud to present the Central Illinois premiere of The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) March 5-6, and 12-13.   The cast includes local favorites Barb Couri, Jarod Hazzard, Katie McLuckie and Mike Reams.

THE SHOW: June, an ingénue who can’t pay the rent, is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to her rescue? In an evening of variations on a theme, this basic plot is musicalized the way Rodgers and Hammerstein might have envisioned it, taking place in Kansas in August, complete with a Dream Ballet. The story is then done in the style of Stephen Sondheim, featuring the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge because they don’t appreciate his art. When presented in the style of Jerry Herman, the story becomes a splashy star vehicle, while the Andrew Lloyd Webber version is a rock musical, with borrowed themes from Puccini. The story is re-told one last time in the style of Kander and Ebb set in a speakeasy in Chicago.  “It’s Saturday Night Live meets Glee!”   There truly is something for everyone in this show!  

Admission is $35 per person for dinner, show, tax and gratuity. The menu for this show features Kahlua pulled pork, The Waterhouse chicken (boneless breast of chicken served in a creamy white wine sauce with mushrooms), pasta primavera, tossed mixed greens salad, smashed potatoes, glazed baby carrots, buttered corn, and dessert.

Doors open at 6:00PM for dinner and the show starts at 8:00PM.  Call (309)494-9100 for reservations.  Show only seats (if available) can be purchased at the door for $15pp starting at 7:30pm the evening of each performance.  No advance reservations available for show only seats

www.musicalofmusicals.com

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Late Night Cabaret Presents: Adam Sitton, Zach Hoesly and the CONFUSICALS!

Peoria Cabaret Theatre is proud to present our next Late Night CabaretAdam Sitton, Zach Hoesly and the CONFUSICALS this Saturday, March 6th.

 Be the first to see the World Premiere of their new CONFUSICALS videos as well as VERY special guest appearances.  The live performances will be accompanied by big screen projections of the Confusical videos, current and new, to give you a 100% unique cabaret experience!  The bar will also be in operation during the show to quench your thirst.

 COME OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN WITH THE CONFUSICALS!

 Doors open at 10:30PM and the show starts at 11:00.   Admission is only $5!

 check out their first confusical on youtube!

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