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L. Walter Stearns

 

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[Chicago, 2007]
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Eugene Dizon, L. Walter Stearns, Brennan Dougherty, Jaclyn Dougherty and Sage Harper Photo

Eugene Dizon, L. Walter Stearns, Brennan Dougherty, Jaclyn Dougherty and Sage Harper

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12/05/2013
Andrew Waters, L. Walter Stearns, Brenda Didier, Oliver Townsend Photo

Andrew Waters, L. Walter Stearns, Brenda Didier, Oliver Townsend

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08/27/2013
L. Walter Stearns, Eugene Dizon, Andrew Waters, Brenda Didier, Oliver Townsend Photo

L. Walter Stearns, Eugene Dizon, Andrew Waters, Brenda Didier, Oliver Townsend

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08/27/2013
Eugene Dizon, Brenda Didier and L. Walter Stearns Photo

Eugene Dizon, Brenda Didier and L. Walter Stearns

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11/22/2011
Eugene Dizon, Brenda Didier and L. Walter Stearns Photo

Eugene Dizon, Brenda Didier and L. Walter Stearns

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11/22/2011

 

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L. Walter Stearns News

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 Music Theatre Announces Jim Corti As Winner of the 2022 Guy Adkins Award Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Jim Corti As Winner of the 2022 Guy Adkins Award
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 4, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce Jim Corti as the recipient of the 2022 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre. The award will be presented during this year’s annual Chicago Sings fundraising concert, Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, Monday, May 23, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), 220 E. Chicago Ave. This year’s Chicago Sings concert offers two opportunities to experience Chicago’s music theatre and cabaret performers saluting Stephen Sondheim.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents CHICAGO SINGS ROCK AND ROLL BROADWAY Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents CHICAGO SINGS ROCK AND ROLL BROADWAY
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced a line up including more than 50 Chicago artists performing, greetings and well wishes from Broadway stars including E. Faye Butler, Sean Allan Krill, Telly Leung, LaChanze, Susan Moniz and Kathy Voyto, a new raffle prize for a weekend in the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and more as a part of its annual Chicago Sings fundraising concert.

Felicia P. Fields Receives 2021 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Photo Felicia P. Fields Receives 2021 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 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.

The 52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Chicago Theatre; Winners A Photo The 52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Chicago Theatre; Winners Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2020

In its 52nd annual celebration of theater excellence, the Jeff Awards has recognized 39 recipients for the 2020 awards, selected from among 142 theater artist nominees across 30 artistic and technical categories.

52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced Photo 52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020

The Jeff Awards has announced the nominees for the 52nd annual awards for theater excellence that include 142 theater artists across 30 artistic and technical categories. The awards will be presented in an online program on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00PM.

Mercury Theater Chicago Will Close Permanently Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Will Close Permanently
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2020

Executive Director, L. Walter Stearns and partner, Business Manager Eugene Dizon announced today the permanent closure of Mercury Theater Chicago after ten years and 25 productions, due to the loss of revenue following the COVID-19 shutdown.

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by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2020

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Lineup of Remote Video Content Including BACKSTAGE  Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Lineup of Remote Video Content Including BACKSTAGE STORIES and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 8, 2020

L. Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today an ongoing lineup of three video series featuring past and present Mercury talent, to include actors, musicians and members of several creative teams.

Mercury Theater Chicago Will Present SHEAR MADNESS Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Will Present SHEAR MADNESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020

L. Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming SHEAR MADNESS, running on the main stage from February 7 through March 29. The press opening is Sunday, February 16 at 7pm. This hit comedic murder-mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following a mysterious murder above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it to the audience to catch the killer among the actors. SHEAR MADNESS will be directed by the Jeff Award winning Warner Crocker.

L. Walter Stearns Videos

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Mercury Theater Chicago THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER, Now Playing Through 12/29
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2013

The much beloved Chicago tradition of the presentation of THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER recently returned to Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport, and continues through December 29, 2013. The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming musical story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. Hailed as 'A sacred part of a Chicago Christmas!' by The Chicago Tribune, the production features a powerful, moving story, an exquisite score of original music and traditional holiday favorites, and a company of 25 actors and musicians. The production is helmed by the Jeff-award winning team of L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Brenda Didier (Choreographer). Check out highlights from the production below!

BWW TV: First Look at Trisha Jeffrey and More in Mercury Theater's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 26, 2013

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., presents the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, opening Monday, August 26 at 7:30p.m., and running through October 27, 2013. THE COLOR PURPLE stars Trisha Jeffrey (Broadway's Rent, All Shook Up, and Little Shop of Horrors and the first National Tour ofSister Act) as 'Celie,' JaSondra Johnson (Crowns at Goodman Theatre) as 'Sophia,' and Adrienne Walker (Marriott Theatre's Dreamgirls) as 'Shug.' Check out a first look at highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Gene Weygandt and More at Mercury Theater's BARNUM Opening
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2013

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport, welcomes an all-star cast of award-winning actors for the circus-themed musical BARNUM, running now through June 16, 2013. Click below to watch opening night interviews with the cast and creative team!

STAGE TUBE: THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER's Opening Night at Mercury Theater
by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2012

THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER returns to the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago), now through December 30, 2012. The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. This critically acclaimed production features a powerful, moving story, an exquisite score of original music and traditional holiday favorites, and a company of 25 actors and musicians. This year's production commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the historic voyage of the Christmas Tree Ship. Click below to watch video interviews with the cast and creative team on opening night!