2014-2015 Season

The Porchlight Revisits... performance of

BELLS ARE RINGING
was Tuesday October 28th and Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 and played to sold-out houses at Stage 773.

BELLS ARE RINGING - BEHIND THE SHOW BACKSTORY PRESENTATION

 

CITY OF ANGELS
was Tuesday March 3rd and Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 and played to sold-out houses at Stage 773.

CITY OF ANGELS - BEHIND THE SHOW BACKSTORY PRESENTATION

 

2013-2014 Season

The Porchlight Revisits... performance of

ANYONE CAN WHISTLE
was Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 and played to a sold-out house at Stage 773.

Book by Arthur Laurents (Gypsy, West Side Story)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Follies, Sweeney Todd)
Directed by Christopher Pazdernik
Music Direction by Aaron Benham

Starring Rebecca Finnegan as Mayoress Cora Hoover Hooper 
Featuring Jenny Lamb as Fay Apple and Jason Richards Smith as J. Bowden Hapgood 
with Brittany Bookbinder, Jeff Bouthiette, Eli Branson, Caron Buinis, Jason Grimm, Sarah Hayes, Andrew Lund, Jeff Meyer, Gerald Richardson and Russell Alan Rowe

Production Stage Manager, Christopher Tisone

It’s the story of a corrupt mayor who fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town and the ill-fated romance between the rational nurse out to expose the fraud and the easy-going doctor determined to enjoy the chaos it brings in this “cult” favorite aiming its still-relevant barbs at government, religion, science and anything else that stands in its way!

Sponsored in part by a generous donation from Jean Klingenstein. 

 

ANYONE CAN WHISTLE - REVIEW

 

ANYONE CAN WHISTLE - BEHIND THE SHOW BACKSTORY PRE-SHOW PRESENTATION

 

 

The Porchlight Revisits... performance of

GOLDEN BOY
was Wednesday, February 26th, 2013 and played to a sold-out house at Stage 773.

Book by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing!) and William Gibson (The Miracle Worker)
Lyrics by Lee Adams (Bye, Bye Birdie, Applause)
Music by Charles Strouse (Annie, Rags)

Directed by Chuck Smith
Music Direction by Austin Cook

Starring Christopher Jackson as "Joe Wellington" and Chelsea Morgan as "Lorna Moon" 
With Karl Hamilton as “Tom Moody," Doug Schuetz as “Roxy Gottlieb,” Trequon Tate as “Tokio,” Aaron Mitchell Reese as “Ronnie,” Randolph Johnson as “Mr. Wellington,” Brittani Arlandis Green as “Anna,” Bear Bellinger as “Frank Wellington,” Jonah D. Winston as “Eddie Satin,” Donterrio Johnson as “Lopez,” Matthew Keffer as “Bartender/Drake/Driscoll,” and Nicole Michelle Haskins as “The Girl.” 

Production Stage Manager, Thom Van Ermen
Choreography/musical Staging, Dina DiCostanzo
Fight/Boxing Choreography, Beau Forbes
Percussion, Matthew P. Sitz 

Created for the great Sammy Davis Jr. and based on the classic play of the same name by Odets, Golden Boy is the story of “Joe Wellington,” a young man from Harlem, who, despite his family's objections, turns to prizefighting as a means of getting out of the ghetto. Golden Boy confronts the issues of fame, fortune, and the fragility of love as Joe falls in love with his manager’s girlfriend.

 

 

 

 

The Porchlight Revisits... performance of  

FADE OUT FADE IN
was Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 and played to a sold-out house at Stage 773.

Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green (On the Town, Singin' in the Rain) 
Music by Jule Styne (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Funny Girl)

Directed by Michael Weber and Dina DiCostanzo
Music Direction by Jon Steinhagen

Starring Landree Fleming as "Hope Springfield" with Christina Hall as "Myra May Melrose/Autograph Kid/Violin Girl, "John LiBrizzi as “L.Z. Governor," Andrew Lund as “George Governor/Max Welch/Rex,” Nathan Mittleman as “Ralph Governor,” Gerald Richardson as “Billy Vespers/ Lou Williams,” Sarah Lynn Robinson as “Gloria Currie/Helga Sixtress," Robert Quintanilla as "Byron Prong,” Lianne Rodriguez as “Dora Dailey/Autograph Kid/Violin Girl,” Ryan Stajmiger as “Rudolf Governor,” Emma van Ommeren as “Autograph Kid/Donna/Madam Barrymore/Violin Girl,” Lee Wichman as “Frank Governor/Custer Corkley/Gangster,” and Patrick Willaert as “Harold Governor/Dr. Traurig/Cowboy."

Production Stage Manager, Christopher N. Tisone
Percussion, Eric Engelson

Originally starring Carol Burnett, this hilarious spoof of 1930s Hollywood is the story of "Hope Springfield," an aspiring actress who is accidentally given the lead in a brand new 'talkie.' After the final film is shelved as a flop, the producer's nephew arranges a sneak viewing that results in the movie becoming a huge success and a new star being born!