February 24

2 Hours

Opening Doors: Sondheim in Performance is a masterclass for experienced teen artists, ages 13-19, that will unlock the secrets of navigating and interpreting Sondheim in performance. Each student will receive one-on-one coaching on a Sondheim song of their choosing with Jeff Award-winning director Christopher Pazdernik, Associate Director of Porchlight’s Merrily We Roll Along. Students will leave performance-ready on their song, with the tools and confidence to explore further Sondheim material on their own. Limited space available!

Students should prepare one entire Sondheim song and arrive memorized with sheet music. Please also submit 2-4 song choices by February 19th, in order of preference, to avoid duplicates. You may email Jillian@porchlightmusictheatre.org with your submissions.

Class will be held in the downstairs lounge at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts (1016 N Dearborn St, 60610)

$65 per student for Sondheim in Performance Workshop and a same-day ticket to Merrily We Roll Along
$45 per student for just the Sondheim in Performance Workshop


Show begins at 4 PM (running time approx. 2.5 hours). The class will end one hour prior to showtime.

If you have any questions please contact Education Director, Jillian Abbinanti jillian@porchlightmusictheatre.org

Back to Classes & Workshops

Getting Here

Ruth Page Center for the Arts 1016 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60610


Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn St.  Chicago, IL 60610
(2-1/2 blocks south of Division St. and 4-1/2 blocks north of Chicago Ave.)

Public Transportation

The Ruth Page Center is easily accessible by bus (#22, #36, #70 and #156*) and “L” train (Red Line Clark & Division stop), visit the CTA website to plan your trip and for the most up-to-date information! *Please note the #156 LaSalle does not operate after 7:30/8:10pm, or on weekends or holidays.