Hobbyist & Engagement Classes
Porchlight is excited to offer a series of classes designed for our patrons to deepen their understanding and appreciation for the art and history of Musical Theatre.
“Finishing the Hat”, Part Two
with Cheri Coons
**Please note: sign up for either Round One OR Round Two. The same class is offered twice to accommodate more participants.
Sundays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
A fun and inspirational class for fans of Stephen Sondheim, and those who appreciate the behind-the-scenes stories of how great musicals are made.
In an informal, conversational atmosphere, via Zoom, we’ll explore Sondheim’s landmark musicals, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, and Merrily We Roll Along. You’ll get to know more about Sondheim’s collaborators as well as the extraordinary Broadway stars who brought these shows to life. Besides the real-life dish about the creation of these musicals, you’ll get to know each show from the inside out, through class presentations, discussion, and audio and video materials.
By the end of the class you’ll have a new appreciation for these 4 enthralling masterworks, and the amazing composer/lyricist who created them.
Even more importantly, during this time when we can’t share a collective experience of musicals live-and-in-person, you’ll discover the joy of gathering online with likeminded lovers of musicals and fans of the work of Stephen Sondheim.
If you’re interested in joining us for any of the upcoming Engagement Classes and have questions or want to suggest a new class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We always love to hear what you want to learn about!