At long last, one of Chicago’s greatest divas 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.
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 guessed 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 and entertaining new musicals."
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!