Porchlight Music Theatre Presents 'Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel' Concert, 4/4
Porchlight Music Theatre will present its 6th annual "Chicago Sings" concert, Chicago Sings: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, Three Generations of American Musical Songwriters, at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011. This one-night-only event will celebrate the work of music theatre legends Richard Rodgers, his daughter Mary Rodgers, and his grandson Adam Guettel. Directed by Rob Lindley with musical direction by Doug Peck, the concert will feature more than 15 Chicagoland music theater stars.
Tony Award-winner Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins) is the son of composer and author Mary Rodgers (Once Upon a Mattress, Working) and grandson of Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical theater composer Richard Rodgers (Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music.)
A selection of Rodgers, Rodgers and Guettel pieces will be presented, including pop standards Richard Rodgers wrote with Lorenz Hart such as "My Funny Valentine," "The Lady is a Tramp," and "Blue Moon."
The evening, emceed by Lindley with Peck on piano, will feature performances by an exciting combination of rising stars, Porchlight favorites, Jeff Award winners, and Broadway veterans. Scheduled to appear are E. Faye Butler, Brianna Borger, Mary Ernster, Brandon Dahlquist, Roberta Duchak, Rebecca Finnegan, Nicholas Foster, Jess Godwin, Corey Goodrich, Ross Lehman, Bethany Dawn Lindner, Michael Lindner, Colleen McHugh, Susie McMonagle, Tom Michael, Christine Mild, Jeff Parker, Peggy Roeder and Bethany Thomas.
About Rob Lindley and Doug Peck
Peck and Lindley have five Jeff Awards and three After Dark awards between them and are rising starts in Chicago's music theatre scene, recently finishing the D.C. run of Goodman Theatre's Candide. The duo has created and produced all of Porchlight's sell-out "Chicago Sings" concerts. They regularly write, produce, direct, and musical direct gala concerts for Writers' Theatre, Court Theatre, The Chicago Humanities Festival, and annually for Porchlight Music Theatre where they are Artistic Associates.
About Porchlight Music Theatre
Porchlight Music Theatre is Chicago's music theatre leader, producing award-winning interpretations of classic musicals and cutting-edge new works on intimate stages. The company is recognized for nurturing and challenging stars-in-the-making as well as veteran performers. Now in its 16th season, the company has staged 45 shows including four world premieres and seven Chicago premieres. An Equity theater since 2004, the company has already received a total of 31 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations resulting in 11 Jeff Awards.
Porchlight Music Theatre is partially supported by generous contributions from the A.R.T League, the Arts Work Fund at the Chicago Community Trust, a City Arts Program 2 Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, the Shen Family Foundation, the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency), the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the National Association of Realtors, Peoples Energy and The Saints.
Tickets for Porchlight Music Theatre's Chicago Sings: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, Three Generations of American Musical Songwriters are $45-$60 each. Complimentary light appetizers and cash bar are available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be ordered through www.porchlighttheatre.com, or by calling 773-325-9884. Valet parking for $5 is available. The Mayne Stage is located near the Morse Red Line stop on CTA.