Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's acclaimed and intimate take on Frank Loesser's often operatic Broadway musical The Most Happy Fella has just been extended due to audience demand. Loesser unquestionably poured out his heart in making this musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama They Knew What They Wanted involving a "mail-order" bride who comes to the Napa Valley. The Most Happy Fella continues through Sunday, May 14, at No Exit CafÃ©, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. Tickets are $34-$39; call 800-595-4849 or visit Theo-U.com for more information.
Born Yesterday, Remy Bumppo at The Greenhouse, through April 30. Don't miss! Make sure you see this brilliantly directed, acted and designed revival of Garson Kanin's great American political comedy, written in 1946 but still too timely. You'll seldom see a more perfect and polished show. Costumes to die for! JA
Destiny of Desire, Goodman Theatre, through April 16. The sentimental yarns of Charles Dickens were integral in bringing reforms to his society, and so the melodramatic telenovela's claim to to being a force capable of changing their world isn't so farfetched as it may seem. MSB
Picnic, American Theater Company, through April 23. Director Will Davis brings plenty of new insights to William Inge's classic 1950s small-town drama with a deconstructed approach and an inclusive LGBTQ cast. SCM
Sycamore, Raven Theatre, through April 29. Sarah Sanders' Chekhovian one-act proposes neighboring familiesone overly unselfish, one overly self-absorbedwho find middle ground providing respite from resentment of their fortunes.
By Abarbanel, Barnidge and Morgan