Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Dates and Locations for New Faces Sing Broadway Series 2019 - 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre announces the return of its popular series New Faces Sing Broadway at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. in Evanston and The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street.
Subscriptions are available for the SPACE series at $96 per subscription for the three SPACE performances. Single tickets to each New Faces at SPACE $37 in advance and $40 at the door. Single tickets for The Arts Club performances which also includes a pre-performance cocktail hour starting at 6:30 p.m. are $60 in advance and $70 at the door.
Porchlight Music Theatre's New Faces Sing Broadway series returns in 2019, taking audiences on a musical journey from start to finish of a complete Broadway season. Peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation, trivia games with prizes, sing-alongs and more, a celebrity host introduces the audience to the next generation of Chicago music theatre artists while serving as a guide to the stars, songs and stories of a past season on the Great White Way. Hosts, directors and casts are to be announced for individual performances in the future.
The original New Faces series via Broadway and movies was instrumental in introducing the public to emerging talent such as June Carroll, Robert Clary, Imogene Coca, Jane Connell, "Professor" Irwin Corey, Henry Fonda, Alice Ghostley, Ronny Graham, Tiger Haynes, Van Johnson, Madeline Kahn, Eartha Kitt, Robert Klein, Carol Lawrence, Paul Lynde, Virginia Martin, John Reardon, Maggie Smith, Inga Swenson and many, many others.
NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1956
Tuesday, Oct 29 at 7:30 p.m. at SPACE
Wednesday, Oct 30 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Club of Chicago*
The inaugural New Faces of Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th anniversary season features hit songs from the 1956 Broadway shows: My Fair Lady, The Most Happy Fella, Bells Are Ringing and more!+
NEW FACES SING BROADWAY NOW
Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at SPACE
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Club of Chicago*
New Faces Sing Broadway NOW includes songs from Broadway shows that premiered in the last year. Hear what the Great White Way sounds like today with songs from Tootsie, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge! The Musical and more!+
NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1987
Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at SPACE
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Club of Chicago*
The final performance shines the spotlight on 1987 with that season's Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Me and My Girl and more!+
*The Arts Club performances include a pre-show cocktail hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. that includes complimentary wine and a crudite, cheese and charcuterie buffet.
+Productions mentioned may be changed without notice.
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