Porchlight Music Theatre Announces its 2018-2019 Season of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces its 2018-2019 Season of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the 2018 - 2019 New Faces Sing Broadway series: New Faces Sing Broadway 1964, with host WGN's Paul Lisnek, November 19 and 20; New Faces Sing Broadway 1941, February 26 - 28 and New Faces Sing Broadway NOW, April 29 and 30. Single tickets and subscriptions to the New Faces Sing Broadway series are available now at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.

Porchlight Music Theatre's New Faces Sing Broadway returns taking audiences on a musical journey from the start to the finish of a 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 music theatre artists while serving as the guide to the stars, songs and stories of a season on the Great White Way.

The 2018 - 2019 New Faces Sing Broadway season includes:

New Faces Sing Broadway 1964 with host WGN's Paul Lisnek

Directed by Keely Vasquez

Music Directed by David Fiorello

Monday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie

Ticket: $25

Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Chicago

Ticket: $55 includes a pre-show reception starting at 6:30 p.m.

Songs from Funny Girl, Hello, Dolly!, Fiddler on the Roof and other productions from 1964 are included in this New Faces Sing Broadway engagement.

The cast of New Faces Sing Broadway 1964 joining Lisnek includes Bridget Adams-King, most recently seen in Haymarket with Underscore Theatre; Averis Anderson, last seen in Marie Christine at BoHo Theatre; Max Cervantes, recently seen in The Church of Modern Love at The Den Theatre, Aaron Choi, who appeared in Honeymoon in Vegas at Marriott Theatre; Billy Dawson, currently appearing in 110 in the Shade at BoHo Theatre; Jenna Fawcett, seen in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Citadel Theatre; Chase Heineman, who last appeared in Spring Awakening at Blank Theatre Company; Claire Latourette, seen in Legally Blonde at Covina Center for the Performing Arts; Tiffany Taylor, seen in Spring Awakening at Blank Theatre Company; Missy Wise, last seen in Legally Blonde at The Paramount Theatre.

New Faces Sing Broadway 1941

Directed by Johanna Mckenzie Miller

Music Directed by David Fiorello

Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston

Ticket: $35

Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Chicago

Ticket: $55 includes a pre-show reception starting at 6:30 p.m.

Songs from Lady in the Dark, Pal Joey, Cabin in the Sky and other productions from 1941 are included in this New Faces Sing Broadway engagement.

New Faces Sing Broadway NOW

Directed by Christopher Pazdernik

Music Directed by David Fiorello

Monday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston

Ticket: $35

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Chicago

Ticket: $55 includes a pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m.

Songs from Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, The Band's Visit and other productions from Broadway's current season are included in this engagement.

ABOUT Porchlight Music Theatre AS Ruth Page ARTIST IN-RESIDENCE

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to be a member of the vibrant Ruth Page Center for the Arts community and an Artist In-Residence. Central to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts' programming is the Artists In-Residence program, which is designed to serve organizations looking for a home base while they grow or expand their artistic and organizational capabilities. The Center is committed to nurturing and assisting dance and other performing artists, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artistic community. The Ruth Page Center for the Arts is a destination for quality performing arts, accessible to a wide community regardless of race, gender, age, education or disability. An incubator of artistic energy and excellence, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts carries forward the vision of its founder, legendary dance icon Ruth Page, to be a platform for developing great artists and connecting them with audiences and community.

ABOUT Porchlight Music Theatre

As Chicago's home for music theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre enters its 24th season and its second as an Artist In-Residence at the historic Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago's Gold Coast. Porchlight Music Theatre is nationally recognized for reimagining classic productions, developing new works and showcasing musical theatre's noted Chicago veterans and rising stars. Porchlight elevates the genre by providing intimate and powerful theatrical experiences of music theatre through the lens of the "Chicago Style." Porchlight's rich history includes the staging of more than 60 productions with 15 Chicago premieres and five world premieres. Through Porchlight's "Off the Porch" new works program, the musicals of the next generation are developed and given a first audience. The School at Porchlight is Chicago's center for music theatre training in the areas of performance, writing and appreciation including a youth summer "Make Your Own Musical" camp and a Saturday morning youth program. The company's many accolades include 28 Black Theatre Alliance nominations and 12 awards, as well as a total of 151 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations resulting in 42 Jeff Awards including five consecutive Best Production awards for The Scottsboro Boys (2017), Dreamgirls (2016), Sondheim on Sondheim (2015), Ain't Misbehavin' (2014) and A Class Act (2013).

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