EXTENDED THRU MARCH 25
Thur/FRI/SAT @ 8:00 PM & SUN @ 6 PM
back and extended by popular demand!
A musical with a book by David Lindsay-Abaire, lyrics by Amanda Green, and music by Tom Kitt. Based primarily on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name, the plot focuses on Rob Gordon, a Chicago record shop owner in his thirties obsessed with making top five lists for everything, always observing rather than participating in life. When his girlfriend Laura leaves him, he goes through a painful re-evaluation of his life and lost loves (with a little help from his music) and he slowly learns that he has to grow up and let go of his self-centered view of the world before he can find real happiness.
"3 Stars (out of 4) - "scruffy and homegrown has something to offer over Broadway glitz, and Refuge Theatre provides a safe haven for a...enjoyable evening of pop angst and romance." - Chicago Tribune
"The pop-up setting, bedecked with treasure-filled record crates, brings Championship Vinyl to life, and the cast of young, fiery talent lifts Tom Kitt’s score and Amanda Green’s lyrics to new levels of rock." - Chicago Reader
"3.5 stars (out of 4) ...one of the most enjoyably, joyously performed musicals in recent memory." - Chicago Stage Standard
"High Fidelity—full of wit and whimsy—undeniably entertaining." - Chicagoist
"Highly Recommended-Max DeTogne...commands every bit of this live album." - Chicagoland Musical Theatre
"...Refuge is a company to watch: not even two seasons in, and their performers are strong, their ideas fresh, their enthusiasm plentiful." - Chicago Theatre Beat
"Dedicated to producing contemporary musicals that are unfamiliar or new to Chicago audiences, this enthusiastic group has found a piece that both strikes a chord and is worthy of their considerable talent." - Chicago Theatre Review