February 26 – 27
February 26, 2018 at Skokie Theatre
February 27, 2018 at the Arts Club of Chicago
Box Office Phone: 773-777-9884 — Box Office Hours
Porchlight Music Theatre’s hit revue series is the tuneful and fun, audience-interactive evening that music theatre fans have been craving – back again for a third season and this year to be held at both the Arts Club of Chicago and the Skokie Theatre!
Hosted by Wicked’s Gene Weygandt!
Featuring a company of ten up-and-coming local talents, the evening is a journey from the start to the finish of the 1959 musical season on Broadway. Peppered with visuals of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation, trivia games (with prizes!), sing-alongs and more, you’ll be treated to the very best music of the “hit and miss” productions that made up a musical season on the Great White Way presented in an intimate and elegant cabaret environment.
Featuring hit songs from the 1959 Broadway shows: Flower Drum Song, Gypsy, The Sound of Music and others.
Meet The New Faces!
Anastasia Arnold is thrilled to be making her Porchlight Music Theatre debut! A few Chicago credits include: Elephant and Piggie’s; We are in a Play (Squirrelle #2 & u/s Piggie), Northbrook Theatre; Gypsy (Agnes), Music Theatre Works; Big Fish(Jenny Hill), Big Noise Theatre; and Bare (Diane), Refuge Theatre Project; Some regional credits include: The Fantasticks (Louisa); Gypsy (Dainty June), Festival 56; and Pinkalicious (Pinkalicious), Timber Lake Playhouse. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre at Millikin University. Much love and thanks to her constantly supportive family and friends!
Curtis Bannister returns to Porchlight Music Theatre after his debut appearance in Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. For the 2016/17 season, Curtis returned to the Lyric Opera for their production of Les Troyens and Norma, performed as tenor soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass (Baltimore Choral Arts Society), and debuted as Lieutenant Barri in a reading of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion (Writers Theater). He could also be seen as Jim Conley in Parade (Writers Theatre), Jean Paul in the off-Broadway musical Little Fish (Kokandy Productions), and a recital tour of Italian Arias and art songs in Sicily, Italy last August. In April 2017, Curtis was a finalist in the 2017 Lotte Lenya Competition as well as a finalist in the Rochester Oratorio Society’s Classical Idol XI Competition.
Katherine Bourné is honored to make her Porchlight Music Theatre debut in this year’s New Faces series! Katherine is completing her last year in the BFA Musical Theatre [Dance] program directed by Jane Lanier from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where her credits include Ronnie in HAIR, Frenchie/Sally u/s in CABARET, Vivien/Ensemble in PROMISES, PROMISES, and Saint Joan in a showcase of works by George Bernard Shaw. She is also a Sarah Siddons Scholarship recipient. Her professional theatre credits include Lisette in Boho Theatre’s MARIE CHRISTINE. A guitar wielding singer/songwriter in her spare time, Katherine arranges for and directs her family vocal group, The Bournés, who were recently featured on Windy City Live and in the Chicago Sun-Times. Katherine thanks God for the blessing of her family, friends, teachers, and mentors, and all of their love and support without which she would not be here!
Roy Brown was recently seen in Porchlight Music Theatre’s production of Billy Elliot in the Adult Ensemble. Other Recent Credits: Guys and Dolls (WSR; Nicely-Nicely Johnson) The Most Happy Fella (Theo Ubique; Giuseppe/Clem), Plaid Tidings (WSR; Jinx), Gypsy (WSR; Yonkers), Glory Days (Refuge Theatre Project; Andy), American Idiot (UAC Theatre; Tunny), Hands on a Hardbody (WSR; Greg), Titanic (Timberlake Playhouse; Harold Bride/Wallace Hartley). Roy is a graduate of AMDA NYC.
Charlie Ingram – This is Charlie’s first theatrical appearance in Chicago. Before moving he was a performer on Oceania Regatta. Previous regional credits: The Duck Commander Family Musical Rio Las Vegas, other theatres include The Muny, Stages St Louis, and Arrow Rock Lyceum.
Bernell Lassai III – Born and raised in Chicago, IL. He is grateful to work with Porchlight Music Theatre again after appearing in Billy Elliot and The Rink. Regional Credits include: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Mamma Mia at The Little Theatre On The Square; Giggle, Giggle, Quack at Lifeline Theatre; A Christmas Carol at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre; Antony & Cleopatra at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis; Tarzan, and West Side Story at Bigfork Summer Playhouse; You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Romeo & Juliet, and All Shook Up at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. Bernell is a graduate of The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.
Mallory Maedke is originally from Green Bay WI and graduated Columbia College Chicago with a BFA Musical Theater Performance degree in 2014. You’ll see her next in Memphis here at Porchlight Music Theatre! Chicago credits include: Hair (The Mercury Theatre), The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia, Hairspray (Paramount Theatre), Back Up Vocalist for Kristin Chenoweth (The Chicago Theater), One Hit Wonders (The Black Ensemble Theater); other credits; Cabaret (Theatre At The Centre), Janis Joplin in Beehive the Musical (Little Theater on the Square), and 42nd Street, All Shook Up, and The Addams Family (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre).
Jenny McPherson is thrilled to be returning to Porchlight Music Theatre, where she was last seen in Billy Elliot the Musical and Porchlight Revisits Little Me. Other credits include Audition Diaries, The King’s Critique, and Songs For A New World. She holds a BA in Theatre and Drama with High Distinction from Indiana University, where she served as Varsity Co-Choreographer for the Singing Hoosiers. She is incredibly grateful to her family and loved ones for all their support. www.jenny-mcpherson.com
Jeff Pierpoint is thrilled to join Porchlight for New Faces Sing Broadway 1959! His Chicago credits include Newsies, She Loves Me, How to Succeed… and various TYA shows with Marriott Theatre, as well as Bonnie and Clyde with Kokandy Productions. Other favorite credits include It Shoulda Been You (Actor’s Theatre of Indiana) and Forever Plaid (Tent Theatre). Jeff thanks everyone at Porchlight for this opportunity, as well as his friends and family for their support.
Maisie Rose is beyond excited to be making her Porchlight Music Theatre debut! Chicago credits include Lysistrata Jones and Things to Ruin with Refuge Theatre Project, Bonnie & Clyde and Loving Repeating with Kokandy Productions, and Elephant & Piggie’s: We are in a Play! with Northbrook Theatre. This past summer, Maisie made her New York debut in one of the New York Musical Festival’s mainstage productions, Numbers Nerds. She is a proud Northwestern graduate. www.maisiezrose.com
7924 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
The Skokie Theatre is located near the S.W. corner of Lincoln and Oakton.
It is 1/2 mile west of the CTA Oakton Yellow Line Station, and easy to reach through several Pace bus routes including #210, #225, #226, #290, and #413.
Parking is available in the Bank of America lot adjacent to the theatre. There is also ample street parking, a public lot across the street next to Robert’s Office Supply, and two public lots at the corner of Lincoln and Oakton.
From the north: Exit the Edens Expressway at Dempster East. Take Dempster to Niles Center Road. Turn right, and proceed to the intersection of Lincoln and Niles. Turn left onto Lincoln and follow it to the theatre.
From the city via the Kennedy Expressway: Take the Kennedy to the Edens Expressway interchange and head north on the Edens. Exit at Touhy Ave West. Take Touhy to Niles Center Road and turn right. The theatre is one mile ahead where Niles Center and Lincoln Ave merge.
From the west and southwest suburbs: Take the 294 Tollway North, past O’Hare Airport, and exit at Touhy Ave East. Stay on Touhy Ave for approx. five miles until you reach Niles Center Road. Turn left, and proceed one mile north to the theatre, which is at the corner where Niles Center and Lincoln Ave merge.
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Parking / Valet
Park 1, at the northeast corner of Ohio and St. Clair
General Parking, at the southwest corner of Ontario and St. Clair
Standard Parking, at the northeast corner of Ontario and Fairbanks
Valet parking is available.