Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG

Porchlight Music Theatre opened Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song last night at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. They're Playing Our Song features music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and book by Neil Simon, with direction and choreography by Christopher Carter, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Lorenzo Rush Jr and Sharriese Hamilton.

Porchlight Revisits They're Playing our Song is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Merrily We Roll Along (extended through) Tickets for They're Playing Our Song are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber that discusses the evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to They're Playing Our Song and subscriptions for the entire series are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884.

Rush performs in the role of "Vernon Gersch" and joins Sharriese Hamilton in Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song, a romantic musical comedy about the affair (both professional and romantic) of a wisecracking composer and an aspiring, offbeat lyricist. Creatively, their relationship works great, but personal trials and tribulations lead them toward finding a new way to make harmonious music together in this laugh-a-minute romantic charmer. The show features musical hits "Fallin'," "If He Really Knew Me" and "Just For Tonight."

The cast of Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song includes: Sharriese Hamilton (Sonia Walsk), Lorenzo Rush Jr. (Vernon Gersch) and Anastasia Arnold, (voice of Sonia Walsk); Kiersten Frumkin, (voice of Sonia Walsk); Yando Lopez, (voice of Vernon Gersch); Billy Rude, (voice of Vernon Gersch); Tyler Symone, (voice of Sonia Walsk) and Koray Tarhan, (voice of Vernon Gersch).

The production team includes Christopher Carter, director; Andra Velis Simon, music director; Lucia Lombardi, stage manager; Joaquin Gomez, assistant stage manager and Samantha Treible, wardrobe supervisor.

The musicians are Chel Hernandez, bass; Tony Scandora, drums and Page Kallop, guitar.

All photos by Austin Packard

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Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
(L to R) Assistant Director Adrian Abel Azevedo, Music Director Andra Velis Simon and Director Christopher Carter at the opening night for Porchlight Revisits THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG from Porchlight Music Theatre

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
Actors Sharriese Hamilton and Lorenzo Rush Jr. at the opening night of Porchlight Revisits THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG from Porchlight Music Theatre

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
(L to R) Actors Koray Tarhan, Billy Rude, Lorenzo Rush Jr. and Yando Lopez at the opening night of Porchlight Revisits THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG from Porchlight Music Theatre

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
(L to R) Actors Tyler Symone, Sharriese Hamilton, Kiersten Frumkin and Anastasia Arnold at the opening night of Porchlight Revisits THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG from Porchlight Music Theatre

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