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About Chicago Sings – The Annual Concert Spectacular 

Chicago Sings is the highly anticipated annual fundraising celebration honoring artists whose music has changed the world, presented by a who’s-who roster of Chicago music theatre and cabaret favorites. Created by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associates Rob Lindley and Doug Peck, past concerts have celebrated the music of Disney, Stephen Sondheim, and The Best of Motown to name a few, and includes the presentation of the Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago. 

This year’s Chicago Sings (now virtual for the first time!) included a great cast of musical talents gathered to celebrate Porchlight Music Theatre and two American creations – Broadway and Rock & Roll, and featured the presentation of the 2021 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre to Felicia P. Fields.

All proceeds from this special event have gone to Porchlight Music Theatre’s educational and artistic programming.


The cast of Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broadway included Terrell Armstrong, Adia Bell, Chuckie Benson, Blu, Lydia Burke, Ariana Burks, Darilyn Burtley, Molly Callinan, Elisa Carlson, Satya Chávez, Pierce Cleaveland, Shantel Cribbs, Robin K. DaSilva, Andres Enriquez, Jillian-Giselle, Lucy Godínez, Allyson Graves, Maya Hlava, Donterrio Johnson, Christopher John Kelley, Heidi Kettenring, Nik Kmiecik, Michelle Lauto, Eben K Logan, Melanie Loren, Alejandro Medina, Andrew Mueller, Jarais Musgrove, Juwon Tyrel Perry, David Robbins, Billy Rude, Laura Savage, Oliver Schilling, Aalon Smith, Sawyer Smith, Kyra Sorce, TJ Tapp, Tiffany T. Taylor, Cherise Thomas, Bethany Thomas  and Ariel Etana Triunfo.

The production team included Michael Weber (director), Jermaine Hill (music director, years 1960-1989), Linda Madonia (music director, years 1990-Present), Isaiah Silvia-Chandley (choreographer), Christopher Pazdernik (producing associate & company manger),  Alex Rhyan (director of production), Denise Karczewski (lighting designer), Rachel West (lighting supervisor), Eric Backus (audio engineer) and Orel Chollette (videographer).

The Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broadway band included:  Jermaine Hill (conductor/keyboards), Linda Madonia (conductor/keyboard), Dave Saenger (guitar), Greg Strauss (trumpet), Kelsee Vandervall (cello), Chuck Webb (bass) and Justin Kono (percussion).

*Performers may change without notice.

(ABOVE: Bethany Thomas. in “Chicago Sings 25 Years of Porchlight.” Photo by Michael Courier, Felicia P. Fields photo by Joe Mazza.)