You, our dedicated audiences and supporters, are essential members of the Porchlight family, and we hope that you are all safe and healthy at this time of great uncertainty.

We write to share some joyful news and an update for our Porchlight family. Today, March 20, 2020, is the 25th anniversary of the founding of Porchlight Music Theatre, a milestone of which we’re tremendously proud. Even though our stage is temporarily dark, we remain deeply committed to our mission and to celebrating it soon with all of you.

As we now sequester ourselves at home, we are reminded – by its absence — of the vital role that live performing arts play in providing comfort, connection, meaning and inspiration, particularly during challenging times.

The past couple of weeks have been filled with the difficult but essential decisions to cancel our Chicago premiere of Disney’s Freaky Friday and to pause for now the ICONS Gala and New Faces Sing Broadway 1987. While we were so looking forward to sharing these events with you, this is not a time for us to gather together.

The Porchlight staff is currently working remotely, and our days are filled with making preparations for our exciting 2020/2021 season.

Stay tuned to this page of our website for the latest programming updates, fun music theatre content from Porchlight, Broadway and more, and maybe even a trivia game or two. (You know we like our games at Porchlight!) We will also continue to connect online via eblasts and social media.

While we are all doing our best to adjust to the ever-changing situation, we honestly need your support now more than ever. If possible, here are some ways you can help:

Thank you for your continued support of Porchlight Music Theatre. We are eager to move beyond these challenges and share more smart, bold, and intimate musical experiences together. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, concerns or suggestions you may have.

Our staff, board and artists can’t wait until we are able to see you again at the theatre and greet you with a warm “welcome back.”


Jeannie and Michael