Porchlight Music Theatre News

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLEPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MARRY ME A LITTLE, Opening Tonight at Porchlight Music TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at MARRY ME A LITTLE, Opening Tonight at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the final mainstage production in its 2016 - 2017 season, Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheimand originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo onstage in honor of tonight's opening! (more...)

Casting Announced for Griffin Theatre's RAGTIME at The Den TheatreCasting Announced for Griffin Theatre's RAGTIME at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William Carlos Angulo. (more...)

ELYA FAYE IS RUTHIE HENSHALL 5/3 at Davenport's Piano Bar & CabaretELYA FAYE IS RUTHIE HENSHALL 5/3 at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Elya Faye *IS* Ruthie Henshall will play one night only on Wednesday, May 3, 8 PM, at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  Chicago music theater performer Elya Faye Bottiger will make her cabaret debut this one-woman show about British music theater performer Ruthie Henshall. Tickets are available by calling (773) 278-1830 or by visiting davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREETSkylight Music Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre closes the 2016-17 season with Stephen Sondheim's Tony-Award winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs Friday, May 19 through Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee. (more...)

Ruth Page Center For Arts Announces APRIL DANCE MONTH ProgrammingRuth Page Center For Arts Announces APRIL DANCE MONTH Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts is proud to announce programming for Chicago's upcoming April Dance Month. CDI/Concert Dance Inc. continues sharing its piece, “The Chicago Project,” Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Porchlight Revisits to Close 4th Season with ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVERPorchlight Revisits to Close 4th Season with ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. (more...)

Ruth Page Center for the Arts Announces April Dance MonthRuth Page Center for the Arts Announces April Dance Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts is proud to announce programming for Chicago's upcoming April Dance Month. CDI/Concert Dance Inc. continues sharing its piece, “The Chicago Project,” Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. This work in progress makes its official debut this summer at Ravinia Festival. Also programmed at the venue in honor of this month-long citywide celebration of dance is be Hedwig Dance, April 21, 22, 28 and 29,and DanceWorks Chicago, April 23. These two companies join CDI/Concert Dance Inc. as Artists In-Residence at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Performances take place at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. Detailed information on each performance is below. For more information on Ruth Page and its Artists In-Residence, please visit www.ruthpage.org. (more...)

Disney's TARZAN Gets Chicago Premiere This SpringDisney's TARZAN Gets Chicago Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, NightBlue Performing Arts Company opens its 2017 season with the Chicago premiere of 'Disney's TARZAN: The Broadway Musical' at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles SmithGoodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Launches The School Of Porchlight Summer Camp Starting In JunePorchlight Music Theatre Launches The School Of Porchlight Summer Camp Starting In June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre's School at Porchlight launches its inaugural summer camp for children ages 7 - 12 years old. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces the Latest Edition of the NEW FACES SING BROADWAY SERIES 3/14- 15Porchlight Music Theatre Announces the Latest Edition of the NEW FACES SING BROADWAY SERIES 3/14- 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the latest performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1969, hosted by E. Faye Butler, co-directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo and Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello, is Monday, March 14at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, March 15 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists while acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org.  (more...)

Announcing TimeLine Theatre's 2017-2018 SeasonAnnouncing TimeLine Theatre's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company, recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions and acclaimed for presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, announces its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening NightPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. Porchlight Revisits Little Me is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's The Scottsboro Boys (previews begin Friday, Feb. 3) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Little Me are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to Little Me are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and MEMPHIS Headline Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonBILLY ELLIOT, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and MEMPHIS Headline Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Michael Weber, artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, has announced Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017 - 2018 mainstage season. (more...)

A WONDER IN MY SOUL World Premiere Extends at Victory GardensA WONDER IN MY SOUL World Premiere Extends at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce a one-week extension to the World Premiere, hit production of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Chay Yew, with music direction by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul will now run through March 19, 2017 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016-2017 Season Concludes With Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLEPorchlight Music Theatre's 2016-2017 Season Concludes With Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook.  (more...)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music TheatreAustin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY Remount Extends Through MarchRefuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY Remount Extends Through March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The current remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical, originally scheduled to close on March 6, 2017, has been extended three weeks to Saturday, March 25, 2017. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag to Stage LADY X - A MUISCAL at Mary's Attic This SpringHell in a Handbag to Stage LADY X - A MUISCAL at Mary's Attic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hold the presses! Hell in a Handbag Productions announced today it will open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear! LADY X will replace the previously announced musical VALLEY!, from April 21 - June 11, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago.   (more...)

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