Porchlight Announces Spring Special Events
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its spring special events for 2013. The ICONS Gala, Celebrating the Art of Bob Fosse, takes place Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Moulin Rouge Room at The Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr. The ICONS Gala includes performances from iconic Fosse works and the presentation of the 2013 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to one of Chicago's music masters, Doug Peck. Chicago Sings Kander and Ebb, takes place Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. Tickets for both events are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by phone at 773.777.9884.
ABOUT THE ICONS GALA
Sunday, April 7 • 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr.
Tickets purchased for The ICONS Gala before March 15 are $100 per person, $25 per child ages 5 - 12 years, children four years and younger are free. Tickets are $125 after March 10, $25 per child ages 5 - 12 years, and children four years and younger are free. The brunch/auction includes complimentary wine and mimosas and a cash bar.
Following last season's hugely successful launch of The ICONS Gala, in tribute to Michael Bennett, The ICONS Gala, Celebrating the Art of Bob Fosse, is a salute to Chicago's own and Broadway director, actor, choreographer and star Bob Fosse. As part of this brunch celebration is the awarding of the third annual Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago, which will be presented to Doug Peck for his tireless work as a one of our nation's leading music directors.
In 2011, Porchlight introduced the first annual Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre, named in honor of the beloved actor, and presented it to L. Walter Stearns in recognition of his 14 years as artistic director of the company. In 2012, the Guy Adkins Award was presented to one of Chicago's leading actors, Hollis Resnik.
ABOUT CHICAGO SINGS KANDER AND EBB
Monday, May 20 • 7 p.m.
Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.
Tickets for Chicago Sings Kander and Ebb are $40 in advance and $50 at the door including a dessert buffet during intermission.
One of the most anticipated Chicago theatre annual events, Porchlight's Chicago Sings... this year features the music of Broadway legends Kander and Ebb(composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb). This one-night-only musical celebration, now in its eighth year, created by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic AssociatesRob Lindley and Doug Peck, features performances of Kander and Ebb classics by Chicago's brightest musical theatre stars and hosted by Lindley with Peck on piano. Silent and live auctions and musical numbers from Cabaret to Chicago to The Scottsboro Boys and all the hits and hidden gems in between are part of this unforgettable night of music and unsurpassed performances.
ABOUT Porchlight Music Theatre
Porchlight Music Theatre, nationally recognized for developing innovative new works, reimagining classic productions and showcasing musical theatre's rising stars and seasoned veterans, is in its 18th season as Chicago's music theatre leader, providing an intimate, modern musical experience unlike anything else in the city. Under the leadership of Managing Artistic Director Michael Weber, the 2012-2013 season continues with the musical biography of Billie Holiday, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, February 2 - March 10, and the O'Hara, Rodgers and Hart classic Pal Joey, April 20 - May 26. Both productions are at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. As Chicago's only professional company solely dedicated to music theatre, Porchlight's rich history includes the staging of more than 50 shows with five world premieres and 10 Chicago premieres. The company has received a total of 73 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations resulting in 22 Jeff Awards.