Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night

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

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Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night
Choreographer Shanna VanDerwerker, Director Adrian Abel Azevedo and Music Director Linda Madonia

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night
Keely Vasquez and Devin DeSantis

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night
David Girolmo and Devin DeSantis

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night
Nik Kmiecik, Kayla Boye and Tony Carterat

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night
Samantha Russell, Emma Parssi, Julia Fleckenstein, Jordan Cruse, Noah Coon, Ian C. Weber and Ben Broughton

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night
Laz Estrada, Nik Kmiecik, Parker Guidry and Isaiah Silvia-Chandley

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night
Maya Kitayama, Liz Conway, Kayla Boye, Ariel Triunfo and MollyAnne Nunn



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