Porchlight Music Theatre Presents CHICAGO SINGS SONDHEIM 6/7

Porchlight Music Theatre celebrates Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday and the opening of the new Mayne Stage and Act One Cafe with its 5th Annual "Chicago Sings" event, Chicago Sings Sondheim, at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2010. This one-night-only celebration of Sondheim's music will feature performances by over 20 musical theater stars, directed Rob Lindley and musical direction by Doug Peck.

Cast members include multiple Jeff Award winners, Broadway legends and rising stars such as Ross Lehman, Johanna Mckenzie Miller, and Jessie Mueller. Performances will feature a duet from Rebecca Finnegan and Michael Lindner (Jeff Award winners from Porchlight's Sweeney Todd) and Barbara Robertson singing "Send in The Clowns" from A Little Night Music. Also featured are the legendary E. Faye Butler singing "Rose's Turn" from Gypsy and a Dixie Chicks-esque version of "The Ballad of Booth" from Assasins by cabaret trio "Foiled Again".

Ticket Information:
Tickets for Porchlight Music Theatre's Chicago Sings Sondheim are $38 each. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar are offered. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets can be ordered by visiting www.porchlighttheatre.com, emailing info@porchlighttheatre.com or by calling 773-325-9884. Valet parking for $5 is available, and is just a few steps from the Morse Red Line stop on CTA.

About Porchlight Music Theatre
Porchlight Music Theatre is Chicago's music theater leader, producing award-winning interpretations of classic musicals and cutting-edge new works on intimate stages. The company has staged 36 shows including four world premieres, among them, The Teapot Scandals, its first work developed through Off the Porch, Porchlight's new works program, as well as seven Chicago premieres. Porchlight earned the most Jeff awards of any Chicago music theater and the most After Dark Awards of any Chicago theater in 2007. An Equity theater since 2004, the company has already received a total of 33 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations resulting in 11 Jeff Awards.

Porchlight Music Theatre is partially supported by generous contributions from the A.R.T League, a City Arts Program 2 Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency), the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Peoples Energy.

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