Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's PORCHLIGHT REVISITS CAN-CAN
Porchlight Music Theatre continues its "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Can-Can, music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Abe Burrows with direction by Adrian Abel Azevedo, musical direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Shanna VanDerwerker. Porchlight Revisits Can-Can is presented for three performances-only Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Single tickets for $37 are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884.
Set in Paris in 1893, it's the story of Pistache, a café owner who decides to feature the then-scandalous and illicit dance, the Can-Can, on the stage of her establishment. Meanwhile, Aristide Forestier, a young, newly-appointed and over-zealous magistrate, decides to undertake a reform movement and sets his sights to clean up Paris, starting with a prohibition of the titillating dance. Will Pistache's defiance of the law end her business-and her love life? Featuring the hit Cole Porter songs "I Love Paris," "C'est Magnifique" and "It's All Right with Me," Can-Can is a romantic, dancing, musical classic.
The cast of Porchlight Revisits Can-Can includes: Devin DeSantis, "Aristide ;" Keely Vasquez, "Pistache;" Kayla Boye, "Claudine;" Nik Kmiecik, "Boris;" Laz Estrada, "Theo;" Tony Cater, "Hilaire;" Ariel Triunfo, "ensemble/dancer;" MollyAnne Nunn, "ensemble/dancer;" Liz Conway, "ensemble/dancer;" Maya Kitayama, "ensemble/dancer;" Parker Guidry, "featured ensemble;" Isaiah Silvia-Chandley,"featured ensemble/assistant choreographer;" and David Girolmo, "Judge Paul Barriere."
The production team includes: Adrian Abel Azevedo, director; Linda Madonia, music director; Shanna VanDerwerker, choreographer; Casey Wood, costume designer; Rachel West, lighting designer; Jamie Davis, sound designer; and Kaitlin Moser, stage manager.
Photo Credit: Austin Packard
Tony Cater as Hilaire and Keely Vasquez as Pistache
Nik Kmiecik as Boris and Kayla Boye as Claudine
Nik Kmiecik as Boris fights Tony Carter as Hilaire Jussac and the ensemble cast
The cast of Porchlight Revisits Can-Can
The ensemble cast