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Porchlight’s 2018 – 2019 Mainstage Season

October 12 – November 25, 2018

Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents

Starring E. Faye Butler as “Rose,” this legendary musical tells the heart wrenching story of a mother who raises her daughters to assume the heights, whether they want to or not, and features one of the gold-standard musical scores.

January 25 – March 10, 2019

Music by Steven Lutvak
Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak
Book by Robert L. Freedman

Starring Matt Crowle as “The D’Ysquith Family,” this winner of the 2014 Best Musical Tony Award is the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way.

April 10 – May 26, 2019

Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante

Directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier, this winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, is the story of Broadway dancers who put their lives on the line for the opportunity to do what they have always dreamed of doing

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2018 – 2019 Porchlight Revisits Season

November 14 & 15, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Book by Peter Stone
This 50th Anniversary production of the story of America’s birth includes Benjamin Franklin, Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson and others brought to life with their eternal challenges, impassioned arguments and world-changing vision fought over in Philadelphia in those sweltering days of summer nearly 250 years ago.

March 6 & 7, 2019

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Abe Burrows
Set in Paris in 1893, it’s the story of La Môme Pistache, a café owner who decides to feature the then-scandalous and illicit dance, the Can-Can, on the stage of her establishment. Such an action in defiance of the law could result in disaster for both her business and her love life.


May 22 & 23, 2019

Book by Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher
Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Hal Hackady
A joyful and loving look at the young Marx Brothers as they chart their journey from vaudeville toward Hollywood and their invention of the greasepaint mustache, the honking horn and the tickling of those famous piano keys.

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2018 – 2019 New Faces Sing Broadway Season

Join Chicago’s best up-and-coming talent on this journey through a specific musical season on Broadway!

New Faces Sing Broadway subscriptions coming summer 2018

Hosted by WGN’s Paul Lisnek
Fall, 2018
Featuring hit songs from the 1964 Broadway shows:
Funny Girl,
Hello, Dolly!,
Fiddler on the Roof and others!

Winter, 2019
Featuring hit songs from the 1941 Broadway shows:
Lady in the Dark,
Pal Joey,
Cabin in the Sky and others!


Spring, 2019
Featuring hit songs from the current Broadway shows:
Dear Evan Hansen,
The Band’s Visit and others!