At long last, one of Chicago’s greatest diva’s will assume the role that has been called “The King Lear of music theatre,” when E. Faye Butler makes her Porchlight Music Theatre debut in the landmark musical, GYPSY. The heart-wrenching story of a mother who raises her daughters to assume the heights, whether they want to or not, features one of the gold-standard musical scores including “Let Me Entertain You,” “Together (Wherever We Go),” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” and others. This production promises to be one of the must-see events of the season.
The tuneful and fun, audience-interactive evening that music theatre fans crave! Featuring hit songs from the 1964 Broadway shows: "Funny Girl," "Hello Dolly," "Fiddler on the Roof" and others!
This 50th Anniversary production of the story of America’s birth includes Benjamin Franklin, Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson and others brought to life with their eternal challenges, impassioned arguments and world-changing vision fought over in Philadelphia in those sweltering days of summer nearly 250 years ago.
Jeff Award-winner and audience favorite Matt Crowle portrays eight different characters in this 2014 Tony Award-winning BEST MUSICAL. It’s the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guess it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance . . . and be done in time for tea. Here’s a show that will have you dying with laughter and that The New York Times calls “Among the most inspired by entertaining musicals.”
A musical time machine from the start to the finish of the 1941 season of Broadway, hosted by ten of Chicago's best up-and-coming talent! Featuring hit songs from the 1941 Broadway shows: "Lady in the Dark," "Pal Joey," "Cabin in the Sky," and others!
Set in Paris in 1893, it's the story of La Môme Pistache, who decides to feature the notorious Can-Can on her café's stage in defiance of Aristide Forestier, a young, overzealous magistrate who has prohibited the titillating dance. Will Pistache's flouting of the law end her business—and her love life?
Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, this landmark work has electrified audiences around the world. In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For seventeen dancers, this audition is the chance or a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for with every drop of sweat and every hour or training, putting their lives on the line for the opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed of doing: to dance. Featuring an incomparable score including “What I Did for Love,” “One,” and “Dance Ten, Looks Three,” you won’t want to miss this singular sensation!
A first for our New Faces Sing Broadway series, experience the best of Broadway NOW as performed by Chicago's hottest talent! Featuring hit songs from the 2019 Broadway shows: "Hamilton," "The Band's Visit," "Dear Evan Hansen," and others!
A joyful and loving look at the young Marx Brothers as they chart their journey from vaudeville toward Hollywood and their invention of the greasepaint moustache, the honking horn and the tickling of the famous piano keys.