Produced by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theater
Who doesn’t remember these songs: “On a Wonderful Day Like Today,” “The Candy Man”, “Pure Imagination,” “Goldfinger” “Once in a Lifetime” – the list goes on through 20 songs in 70 minutes. Theo Ubique presents these wonderful cabaret productions each summer, featuring strong local talent.
The staging was unique – mime-ish, with tattered steam-punk costumes. I enjoyed it and thought it suited the songs, but DBH and Norah felt it detracted from the evening. Best of all was the pianist, Jeremy Ramey, who made an upright seem like an orchestra.
Dinner was at the Heartland Café, a block north of the theater. It is one of the original vegetarian restaurants in the area and continues to provide healthy, hearty food. Cod fish cakes topped by poached egg. Just like my mother used to make for Catholic Friday meals.
Score: musically a Prince, less royal for the staging.