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Drury Lane Theatre Announces Cast for Production of STEEL MAGNOLIAS
May 28, 2022
Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for its production of the empowering story of love and friendship, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller. Due to demand, Steel Magnolias has been extended and now runs June 10 – August 7, 2022, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2022 - 2023 Season
March 31, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its 28th season that includes the 2022 – 2023 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway series. Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits performances take place at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.
Porchlight Music Theatre Announces New Dates For BLUES IN THE NIGHT
January 20, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre announces new dates for Porchlight Revisits Passing Strange, Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, May 19 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. and the staged reading of Paul Oaley Stovall’s+ Clear, A New Musical Experience, Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m.
Porchlight Announces New Dates For Porchlight Revisits PASSING STRANGE and Paul Oakley Stovall's CLEAR, A NEW MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
January 19, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre announces new dates for Porchlight Revisits Passing Strange, Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, May 19 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. and the staged reading of Paul Oaley Stovall's Clear, A New Musical Experience, Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m.
Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season
August 09, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its return to live performance with its 27th season that includes the 2021 – 2022 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway seasons.
Felicia P. Fields Receives 2021 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago
February 19, 2021
Each year, Porchlight Music Theatre celebrates an individual who has made an exceptional and lasting contribution to the state of the art of Chicago music theatre with the prestigious Guy Adkins Award. This year, Felicia P. Fields is the recipient.
Porchlight Music Theatre Launches New Free Virtual Series Celebrating Stephen Sondheim
April 22, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary season continues with a new free virtual series a?oeSondheim @ 90 Roundtablea?? with host Michael Weber, debuting Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. CST on Porchlight's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre.
Porchlight Announces Angela Ingersoll As Host And The Cast For New Faces Sing Broadway 1956
October 10, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre announces the next production in its 25th Anniversary season: the New Faces Sing Broadway series. New Faces Sing Broadway 1956, hosted by Angela Ingersoll, directed by Brianna Borger and music directed by Chuck Larkin, returns to Evanston at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and to The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
New Family-Friendly Holiday Show Debuts in Chicago
September 24, 2019
Eleanor's Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical, a new family-friendly holiday production, will debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, November 19 - December 29, 2019.
Porchlight Music Theatre Frequently Asked Questions
What shows are coming up next at Porchlight Music Theatre
What shows have played recently at Porchlight Music Theatre
Spring Awakening (4/23/2022-6/2/2022)
Hershey Felder: Before Fiddler (2/7/2021-2/7/2021)
Hershey Felder Presents - Live from Florence (12/20/2020-12/20/2020)
Shoshana Bean in Sing Your Hallelujah (12/12/2020-12/12/2020)
The Ruffians' Burning Bluebeard (12/4/2020-1/3/2021)
New Faces Sing Broadway 1987 (11/30/2020-12/13/2020)
Zoot Suit (11/27/2020-12/20/2020)
A Paris Love Story - Live from Florence, Italy (11/22/2020-10/22/2020)
New Faces Sing Broadway 1987 (11/6/2020-11/29/2020)
What is the history of Porchlight Music Theatre ?
Porchlight Music Theatre is the award-winning center for music theatre in Chicago. Through live performance, youth education and community outreach we impact thousands of lives each season, bringing the magic of musicals to our theatre home at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in the city’s Gold Coast and to neighborhoods across the city. Porchlight has built a national reputation for boldly reimagining classic musicals, supporting new works and young performers, and showcasing Chicago’s most notable music theatre artists, all through the intimate and powerful theatrical lens of the “Chicago Style.” Now in our 27th season, our quarter-century production history includes more than 70 mainstage works with 15 Chicago premieres and five world premieres. Porchlight’s commitment to the past, present and future of music theatre led the company to develop the Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway program series, both quickly becoming audience favorites.