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Photos: In Rehearsal for the World Premiere of SKATES A NEW MUSICAL Featuring Ace You Photo Photos: In Rehearsal for the World Premiere of SKATES A NEW MUSICAL Featuring Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2022

Rehearsals are underway for the world premiere musical Skates! American Idol favorites Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young lead the incredible cast of the new musical featuring Adam Fane, Kelly Felthous, Cory Goodrich, Emma Lord, Jason Richards, Kelvin Roston, Jr., Michelle Lauto, Zach Sorrow, Trey Deluna and Adia Bell. 

Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young to Lead the Cast of SKATES in Chicago Photo Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young to Lead the Cast of SKATES in Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

America’s next big musical sensation has its cast! American Idol favorites Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will lead the incredible cast of the new musical, Skates.

Porchlight Revisits NUNSENSE Opens Tonight For Three Performances Photo Porchlight Revisits NUNSENSE Opens Tonight For Three Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre¬†begins its eighth season of Chicago's ‚Äúlost‚ÄĚ musicals series with¬†Porchlight Revisits¬†Nunsense,¬†book, music and lyrics by¬†Dan Goggin+¬†with direction by¬†Michelle Lauto*, musical direction by¬†Kailey Rockwell*¬†and choreography by¬†Jenna Schoppe*.

Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre Honors Chita Rivera & More at 2021 ICONS Gala Photo Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre Honors Chita Rivera & More at 2021 ICONS Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre celebrated 26 years as the center for music theatre in Chicago, honored actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera with The ICON Award, Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation with the Luminary Award and Latino business and civic leaders as 2021 Scene Changers at its 2021 ICONS Gala.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For Porchlight Revisits NUN Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For Porchlight Revisits NUNSENSE!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre¬†begins its eighth season of Chicago's ‚Äúlost‚ÄĚ musicals series with¬†Porchlight Revisits¬†Nunsense,¬†book, music and lyrics by¬†Dan Goggin+¬†with direction by¬†Michelle Lauto*, musical direction by¬†Kailey Rockwell*¬†and choreography by¬†Jenna Schoppe*.

Porchlight Music Theatre Partners With Ambassador Chicago For The Latest BROADWAY IN  Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Partners With Ambassador Chicago For The Latest BROADWAY IN YOUR BACKYARD
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021

Ambassador Chicago, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel,¬†in collaboration with¬†Porchlight Music Theatre, announces a special performance at the hotel‚ÄĒpart of Porchlight's popular ‚ÄúBroadway in Your Backyard‚Ä̬†series.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre¬†has announced its return to live performance with its 27th¬†season that includes the 2021 ‚Äď 2022¬†Mainstage,¬†Porchlight Revisits¬†and¬†New Faces Sing Broadway¬†seasons.¬†

The League of Chicago Theatres Announces Reopening of Hot Tix Locations and Return of Photo The League of Chicago Theatres Announces Reopening of Hot Tix Locations and Return of Half-Price Tickets
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 5, 2021

The League of Chicago Theatres has announced the reopening of its Hot Tix locations and the return of half-price tickets, available online and in-person, signaling the long-awaited reopening of the robust Chicago theatre industry. 

Photo Flash: BELTING FOR LIFE, A Howard Brown Health Fundraiser Premieres This Sunday Photo Photo Flash: BELTING FOR LIFE, A Howard Brown Health Fundraiser Premieres This Sunday
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2021

Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris’ Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ organizations. 

BELTING FOR LIFE Premieres May 16 to Raise Funds Virtually For Howard Brown Health Photo BELTING FOR LIFE Premieres May 16 to Raise Funds Virtually For Howard Brown Health
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2021

Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ organizations.

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.

Porchlight Presents CHICAGO SINGS ROCK & ROLL BROADWAY Photo Porchlight Presents CHICAGO SINGS ROCK & ROLL BROADWAY
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broadway, premiering Saturday, March 20 at 7 p.m. CDT.

Taylor Louderman, Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young and More to Take Part in Winter Wondergram Photo Taylor Louderman, Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young and More to Take Part in Winter Wondergram: Valentine's Day Edition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021

The holiday experience, Winter Wondergram, is back to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day!  After raising $10,000 that was divided up amongst different arts organizations and artists, Winter Wondergram is now focusing its fundraising efforts on the National Endowment for the Arts.

Highland Park Players, Big Noise Theatre and BC/EFA Team Up for 'Winter Wondergram: T Photo Highland Park Players, Big Noise Theatre and BC/EFA Team Up for 'Winter Wondergram: The Ultimate Holiday Card Experience'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2020

What happens when a bunch of performing artists are stuck at home because of a pandemic? They get creative! This holiday season, Highland Park Players, Big Noise Theatre, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS have teamed up to bring you Winter Wondergram: The Ultimate Holiday Card Experience.

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.

Michelle Lauto To Host 52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Photo Michelle Lauto To Host 52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2020

Award-winning actress and singer Michelle Lauto is host of this year's Jeff Awards celebrating Equity theater in a virtual program scheduled to stream Monday, November 9, 2020. With theater stages dark and the pandemic preventing live gatherings, the Jeff Awards follows its move online for the annual recognition program that began with the Non-Equity awards last June.

BWW Review: Porchlight Music Theatre's BROADWAY BY THE DECADE Photo BWW Review: Porchlight Music Theatre's BROADWAY BY THE DECADE
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 28, 2020

Porchlight's streaming program BROADWAY BY THE DECADE provides some much needed musical theater cheer in this unprecedented and challenging year for Chicago theater.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, September 25- with SPELLING BEE Reunion, Next On Stage Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, September 25- with SPELLING BEE Reunion, Next On Stage: Dance Edition, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2020

Today (September 25) in live streaming: Meet the Next On Stage: Dance Edition Top 5, Spelling Bee reunites on Stars in the House, and so much more!

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Fall 2020 Virtual Programming Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Fall 2020 Virtual Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its schedule for fall 2020, offering a variety of free and pay-to-view options for virtual experiences.

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