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“We’re Bicoastal!” Opens The Signature Cabaret Series

  Peoria Cabaret Theatre is very excited to introduce The Signature Cabaret Series to The Broadway Lounge in The NEW Waterhouse at the Maxam Building! 

We open things up on March 21 and 22 with a double bill called “We’re Bicoastal!” Featuring solo shows starring Kelsey Burd (grew up in Washington- now in NYC) and Bryan Krasner (grew up in Peoria- now in LA).  Tickets are $15pp for either show or see them both for $25pp!  Call (309)494-9100 or email thewaterhouse@aol.com to make your reservations. Please note: Good seating is very limited-less than 80 seats!

Bryan Krasner performs 3/21 at 9:30pm and 3/22 at 7:30pm

Bryan Krasner recently guest starred on “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS, “Rizzoli and Isles” on TNT, and “Ironside” on NBC. His film credits include leading roles in the Warner Brothers feature “Alien Raiders” and “Scream of the Bikini”. He is a member of the award-winning Sacred Fools Theater Company, performing in “The Magic Bullet Theory”, “Savin’ Up for Saturday Night”, “Neverwhere”,and the critically acclaimed “Beaverquest!” and “Forbidden Zone” which includes original music by Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo. Bryan also appeared in Sam Shepard’s “The God of Hell” at The Geffen Playhouse directed by Jason Alexander and starring Bryan Cranston from “Breaking Bad”.

Kelsey Burd performs 3/21 at 9:30pm and 3/22 at 7:30pm

Join Kelsey Burd for a musical journey through her childhood influences, her adventure in the big city and future aspirations. She will cover it all from Lady Gaga, to classic rock, to The Phantom of the Opera! Featuring Kristen Williams on the keys, Randy Burd on Guitar and a special appearance by Mike Reams!

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THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS RETURNS!

March 8th & 9th, 2013

Peoria Cabaret Theatre is thrilled to present the return engagement of our 2010 smash hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)  for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, March 8th and 9th.  The original cast is back featuring Barb Couri, Jarod Hazzard, Katie McLuckie, Mike Reams and Tony Roberts on the piano!

THE SHOW: The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about … musicals! In this comic satire of musical theatre genres, the same story is told five different ways – each in the distinctive style of a different master of the form…Rodgers and Hammerstein (Oklahoma, South Pacific), Stephen Sondheim (Company, Sweeney Todd), Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly, Mame), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera, Evita), & Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret). It’s Saturday Night Live meets Glee!” There is truly something in this show for EVERYONE!

Admission is $37 per person for dinner, show, tax and fees.  Doors open at 6:00PM, dinner starts at 6:30PM and the show starts at 8:00PMTo purchase your seats and view the menu, please go to PeoriaCabaretTheatre.com or click on the microphone in the top right corner of this blog.

Check out Gary Panetta’s review of the original 2010 production here.

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Come for Mike, Stay for the Open Mic!

Warm up your vocal chords and dust off your music books! We are hosting a Musical Theatre Open Mic after Mike Reams: OUT OF OBSCURITY-  Songs From Forgotten Broadway tomorrow night August 11!

Just bring yourself and some music (or check out ours!), and we’ll supply the accompanist. A full bar is open for those of you needing a “shot” of courage. Come perform your favorite show tunes in a friendly, supportive, wildly fun environment. Spread the word and tell all your friends!

Doors open at 10pm after the show. All ages are welcome and admission to the Open Mic is FREE!

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Mike Reams in OUT OF OBSCURITY: Songs From Forgotten Broadway

Peoria Cabaret Theatre is proud to present Mike Reams in OUT OF OBSCURITY: Songs From Forgotten Broadway as part of our Signature Cabaret Series for one night only on Saturday August 11th, 2012.

Mike Reams (Musical of Musicals, Fully Committed) returns to the PCT stage for this trip down Broadway featuring a unique mix of gems from shows that are little known to today’s audiences. Mike puts his own unique spin on songs from some of Broadway’s top composers, including both rare and classic hits from Jerry Herman, Rogers & Hart, Jule Styne, Kander & Ebb, Burt Bacharach and many more. In addition to the combo led by music director Tony Roberts, Mike will be joined onstage for a special guest appearance by Barb Couri.

The doors open at 6pm. Dinner is from 6:30pm-7:30pm and the show is at 8pm sharp.Tickets are $28pp (includes tax and gratuity) and features a buffet dinner of Italian Beef au jus, Boneless Breast of Chicken in a creamy white wine sauce with mushrooms, smashed potatoes, green beans, glazed baby carrots, tossed mixed greens, dinner rolls, and dessert.

Click on the microphone in the top right corner of this blog to order tickets or click here.

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“Fully Committed” Opens This Friday!

Peoria Cabaret Theatre is proud to present the Central Illinois premiere of Fully Committed January 28-29, starring local favorite CHIP JOYCE and directed by MIKE REAMS.

THE SHOW: Fully Committed is a comic Tour De Force about the harried reservation clerk at New York’s hottest four-star restaurant and the hordes of people who make his job impossible: from the foreign dignitaries, local political personalities, little old ladies, supermodels, Hollywood producers, mafia figures, et. al. who stop at nothing to book a table, to the restaurant’s high-strung maitre d’, and its egomaniacal chef. CHIP JOYCE brilliantly plays ALL 40 CHARACTERS during this fast-paced, hilarious show! 

Admission is $33 per person for dinner, show and tax, and features a THREE COURSE PLATED DINNER. 1st Course: Regina Salad with choice of house creamy citrus or balsamic vinaigrette dressing. 2nd Course: Stuffed Chicken, Buttered Parsley Fingerling Potatoes, & Asparagus Spears. 3rd Course: Boston Creme Pie or Blueberry Crepes.

Doors open at 6:00PM, dinner is at 6:30PM, and the show starts at 8:00PM.  Call (309)494-9100 for reservations, or make your reservations ONLINE HERE.

Listen to the radio commerical for FULLY COMMITTED

Read Gary Pannetta’s Peoria Journal Star article on FULLY COMMITTED

Chip Joyce and Mike Reams discuss FULLY COMMITTED on 1470 WMBD

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Get the Best Seats Fast With a 2011 PCT Show Pass!

Do you want to get the best seats in the house for our 2011 Slate of Shows?  Then call for your 2011 PCT SHOW PASS today!  Purchase your 2011 PCT Show Pass and not only will you save $2 off the price of each show if purchased individually, more importantly you get to *choose the same table for each show before individual sales begin on 1/11/11! Cost is $140pp and includes all four PCT shows, dinner, tax, and gratuity. Call The Waterhouse office at 309.494.9100 beginning 12/1/10 to purchase your pass!!

*If a show is scheduled for two weekends, your pass is for the first weekend. You will choose Friday or Saturday at the time of purchase.

 CHECK OUT OUR STELLAR  2011 SLATE OF SHOWS

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Thank You For Your Support

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2010 slate of shows and cabarets.  We hope to see all of you in the future!

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Keep an eye on this blog for AWESOME future announcements.

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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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