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Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues to Host Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS GALA Photo Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues to Host Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS GALA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues of “Chicago Today” on NBC5 will be hosting Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre fundraising event, the ICONS Gala. The ICONS Gala, chaired by Joe Higgins and Scott Hoesman, will be Friday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago.

Donna McKechnie Announced as Porchlight Music Theatre 2022 ICON Award Recipient Photo Donna McKechnie Announced as Porchlight Music Theatre 2022 ICON Award Recipient
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre has announced this year’s recipient of the ICON Award is one of Broadway’s foremost singing and dancing leading ladies, Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie.

Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre's CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM Breaks Previous Rec Photo Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre's CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM Breaks Previous Records
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre’s annual fundraising concert Chicago Sings celebrated the American theatre titan Stephen Sondheim at Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, held Monday, May 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Check out photos from the event here!

Photos: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING, Now Extended at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING, Now Extended at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

This spring Porchlight Music Theatre is presenting the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., now playing through June 2.

Porchlight Announces Cast of CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM, May 23 Photo Porchlight Announces Cast of CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM, May 23
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the current roster of music theatre and cabaret talent performing in this year’s annual Chicago Sings fundraising concert, Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, Monday, May 23, at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Porchlight Announces Cast and Creative Team For SPRING AWAKENING Photo Porchlight Announces Cast and Creative Team For SPRING AWAKENING
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022

This spring, Porchlight Music Theatre presents the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., April 23 - May 29, music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater and based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind.

More Than 50 Chicago Activists, Artists And Leaders Join The Neo-Futurist's 24-Hour R Photo More Than 50 Chicago Activists, Artists And Leaders Join The Neo-Futurist's 24-Hour Reading Of The Robert Mueller Report
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2019

The Neo-Futurist Theater is proud to host more than 50 Chicago-based activists, artists and leaders to take part of its 24-hour staged reading of the Mueller Report. The report, which is nearly 450 pages, was originally delivered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on April 18, 2019 and covers subjects ranging from questions about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to whether President Donald Trump.

Photo Flash: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's August 20 Chicago Sings The MGM Musica Photo Photo Flash: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's August 20 Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals Fundraiser
by Julie Musbach - Aug 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre welcomed a sold out crowd at the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert fundraiser; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, held Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, direction by Keely Vasquez, music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie, stage management by Jake Allen Miller and sound design Robert Hornbostel. Monday's event was the company's most successful Chicago Sings to date. Sales from this one-night-only performance benefit Porchlight Music Theatre's youth educational and community outreach programming raising more than $54,000.

Photo Flash: First Look at Lost and Found Productions' BURNHAM'S DREAM: THE WHITE CIT Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Lost and Found Productions' BURNHAM'S DREAM: THE WHITE CITY
by Julie Musbach - Jun 5, 2018

The story of visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham and Chicago's great World's Fair comes to life in Lost and Found Productions' world premiere musical BURNHAM'S DREAM: THE WHITE CITY, with book and lyrics by June Finfer, music and lyrics by Elizabeth Doyle, direction by Erik Wagner, music direction by Paul W. Thompson and choreography by Jessica Texidor.

Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018 Photo Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by Julie Musbach - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie.