Porchlight Music Theatre to Present DOUBLE TROUBLE, 8/31-10/6
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to present the Chicago premiere of Double Trouble, book, music and lyrics by brothers Bob Waltonand Jim Walton, direction and choreography by Matthew Crowle, music direction by Linda Madonia and starring brothers Adrian Aguilar andAlexander Aguilar, August 31 - October 6, at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave. Previews are Saturday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1 at 2 and 6 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/Press Night is Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The regular schedule is Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is a special weekday group matinee: Thursday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 for previews and $39 for all other performances. Subscriptions to the entire 19th Season are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by phone at 773-777-9884. Groups of ten or more may receive discounts on tickets purchased via the Groups Sales office at 773.777.9884. Single tickets for Double Trouble go on sale July 1 at 10 a.m. and may be purchased at stage773.com or by phone at 773.327.5252.
In 1940s Hollywood, two song-and-dance brothers get the career making opportunity to write a song for a major motion picture. The challenge is they only have a few hours to create it. Triple-threat, real-life brothers Adrian Aguilar and Alexander Aguilar play more than 10 characters (and musical instruments) in this hilarious, quick change, tap dancing musical comedy that celebrates the crazy days of making the movie musicals that featured the likes of Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye and Donald O'Connor.
Artistic Director Michael Weber says, "The launch of Porchlight's 19th season, with the Chicago debut of the musical comedy Double Trouble, is a perfect example of how Porchlight is producing theatre that is unrivaled in Chicago. Starring the supremely talented Aguilar brothers in their first on-stage reunion since The Drowsy Chaperone at Marriott Theatre combined with the Porchlight debuts of Broadway's Matthew Crowle, directing and choreographing, and long time Chicago theatre veteran Linda Madonia music directing a score that is reminiscent of the best, big Hollywood musicals of the 1940s, Double Trouble is certainly going to be "must see" theatre and a production that will have audiences' appetites whet for our entire season and special events, especially the new Porchlight Revisits... series."
The production team for Double Trouble also includes Alexia Rutherford, costume design; Jeffery D. Kmiec, scenic design; William C. Kirkham, lighting design; Jack Hawkins, sound design; Angela Campos, properties design; Kevin Barthel, wig design; AaRon Shapiro, production manager andThom Van Ermen, stage manager.