You understand the importance of the arts and Porchlight’s unique role in bringing thrilling, vibrant “American musicals, Chicago style” to our city. Your donation contributes to the quality of the productions you see on stage, our musical theatre development programs and our ability to mentor young musical theatre talent here at Porchlight. No other group contributes as much to Porchlight’s success as individual supporters like you. Your support:

• Advances music theatre in Chicago by supporting Porchlight’s award-winning mainstage productions and our Off the Porch new works program, as well as other artistic development projects throughout the season.

• Preserves the uniquely American art form of music theatre through our Porchlight Revisits series of “lost” musicals in staged concert, paired with information-rich “Behind the Show Backstory” multimedia presentations.

• Expands the reach of The School at Porchlight, offering performance, writing and appreciation classes for professionals and fans of the genre, as well as bringing vital arts education to local public school children.

• Keeps great theatre accessible to a wider Chicago audience by enabling Porchlight to keep our ticket prices affordable, including special pricing for seniors and students, and complimentary tickets for underserved groups. 

• Provides a foundation for the future growth of music theatre programming right here in Chicago by ensuring the financial stability of Porchlight as one of Chicago’s valued cultural institutions.

• Nurtures the development of up-and-coming stars of music theatre by showcasing them in the New Faces Sing Broadway revue series, providing them roles in Porchlight Revisits productions, and offering classes in The School at Porchlight




Every donation we receive is an endorsement of  our work, an endorsement we take very seriously, pushing Porchlight forward and helping us to create the unique music theatre that has distinguished Porchlight Music Theatre for over two decades.

Note that an invitation is for two.

Visionary: $10,000+

• One-on-one dinner with Porchlight Music Theatre’s award-winning artistic director, Michael Weber—a master raconteur, who will regale you with anecdotes from the world of music theatre and insights about Porchlight’s own productions

• Pair of ‘four-show anytime’ subscriptions to our mainstage productions

• Plus the combined benefits of all levels below

Producer: $5,000-$9,999

• Invitation to a rehearsal and, as a keepsake, a show poster autographed by the cast

• Invitation to one Porchlight Revisits performance

• Complimentary mainstage valet parking at Stage 773

• Plus the combined benefits of all levels below

Principal: $2,500-$4,999

• Invitation to each mainstage opening night performance and celebratory reception

• Opportunities to designate support to a specific production or project for Producer/Sponsorship recognition in Porchlight materials. (click for more information)

• Plus the combined benefits of all levels below

Player: $1,000-$2,499

• Invitation to one New Faces Sing Broadway revue showcasing the music theatre stars of tomorrow 

• Reserved seats of mainstage performers

• Prime reserved seats at mainstage performances

• Complimentary drink service awaiting you at intermission

• Plus the combined benefits of all levels below

Associate: $500-$999

• Invitation to the insightful  Meet & Greet rehearsals for each mainstage production with an opportunity to hear the insights and visions of the creative team and experience the cast in the first read through

• Donor concierge services 

• Choice of Porchlight Music Theatre logo merchandise

• Plus the combined benefits of all levels below


Patron: $250-$499

• Quarterly insider email updates from artistic director Michael Weber

• Plus the benefits of the Supporter and Friend levels

Supporter: $100-$249

• Inclusion in mainstage show program donor listings during the season

• Plus the benefits of the Friend level

Friend: up to $99

• Inclusion in donor listings on our website for 12 months



Porchlight gratefully accepts gifts of stock, planned gifts and charitable IRA rollovers, in addition to support through corporate and community partnerships.


Does your employer match gifts to 501-3-c not-for-profits like Porchlight Music Theatre? If so, please provide us the pertinent forms or link and we’ll pursue the match. When determining giving levels, matches are considered along with the individual’s personal contributions.


If you work for a company with a corporate grant or community giving program, let us know. Employees can help not-for-profits navigate corporate giving programs. Email Don Sprague, our development director, at



Porchlight welcomes in-kind donations for gala auction items, office supplies and equipment, printing and graphic design, set-building materials, furniture, props, costumes and a variety of other much-needed items. Please contact us for more information to support the theatre in this vital way.