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.