A celebration of the artist many consider "the most important composer in the history of jazz," this stylish salute to "The Duke" will transport audiences on a high-stepping, dynamic journey through the life and times of one of America's greatest showmen. From his early days at Harlem's legendary Cotton Club through growing success at Carnegie Hall, on Broadway, in Hollywood and around the world, this elegant, Tony Award-nominated entertainment features Ellington's biggest hits, including "Mood Indigo," "Take the 'A' Train," "I'm Beginning to See the Light," "Hit Me With a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce," "Perdido," "It Don't Mean a Thing," "In a Sentimental Mood" and many others.
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Porchlight Music Theatre is excited to present the Chicago premiere of Disney's newest musical comedy for the whole family! Based on the hit book and beloved films, and from the combined talents who created "Once Upon a Mattress," "Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood," "Next to Normal," "American Idiot," "High Fidelity," "If/Then" and "Bring it On," this is the modern story of an overworked mother and her teenage daughter who magically swap bodies and, with hilarious results, have only one day to put things right again before Mom's big wedding. Featuring a fresh, fun and high energy musical score, this NEW Disney musical is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional take on an American classic for the young and young at heart.
New Faces Sing Broadway transports you in a musical time machine from the start to the finish of one full season in the Golden Age of Broadway. Peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation, trivia games with prizes, sing-alongs and more, a favorite celebrity host introduces you to the next generation of music theatre artists while serving as your guide to the stars, songs, and stories of a season on the Great White Way. Featuring hit songs from the 1987 Broadway shows: Les’ Miserables, Into the Woods, Me and My Girl and more!