Thank you to all of our supporters for helping to make Porchlight Music Theatre’s Icons Gala 2019 such a special celebration! Your participation in the silent and live auctions, the raffle, and especially the “paddle raiser” helped us raise over $140,000—a record for Porchlight! Close to 300 attendees raised funds that directly underwrite our music theatre programming—Porchlight Revisits, the main stage productions, and New Faces Sing Broadway—as well as our community outreach partnership program, The School at Porchlight, and our music theatre summer camp for youth.

Past Icons include Jerome Robbins (2019), Fred Astaire (2018), Hal Prince (2017), Ethel Merman (2016), Elaine Stritch (2015), Frank Loesser (2014), Bob Fosse (2013), Michael Bennett (2012).

Stay tuned for more information on our 25th Anniversary gala spring 2020.

(ABOVE: Auctioneer Greg Dellinger, Honorary Chair Dr. Paul Lisnek and Performer Adrian Aguilar at The 2017 ICONS Gala. Photos by Brandon Dahlquist)




Thank you to our In-Kind Donors for making the 2019 Icons Gala such a success!

A Red Orchid Theatre


Acorn Theater

Acquaviva Winery

The Actors Gymnasium

Alexandra Marks Wicker Park

Ambassador Hotel

American Blues Theatre

The Annoyance Theatre

Arny Granat

Artemisia Theatre

The Artistic Home

Azteca Farms

Matt Baldino

The Bayless Family

Billy Marovitz

Blank Theatre Company

The Book Cellar

Booth One

Breakthru Beverage Illinois and Diageo

BrightSide Theatre

Broadway in Chicago

Brown Paper Box Co.

Cafe Ba Ba Reeba

Cafe Sel Marie

Cambria Hotel

Chapman Spignola

Chicago 312

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago Opera Theatre

Chicago Shakespeare

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

City Lit Theatre

Club Lucky

Comedy Sportz

Commonwealth Tavern

The Comrades

Corcoran’s (Vaughan Group)

Cruel Intentions

David Fink

The Djembe Show

Drury Lane Theatre

Eleven City Diner

Eli’s Cheesecake

Ella Elli


Exit 63 Theatre

Expo Chicago

The Factory Theater

Fairmont Chicago

First Floor Theater

First Folio


Foster’s Inn

Francesca’s Bryn Mawr

Free Street

Ghostlight Ensemble

Grant Park Music Festival

The Great Escape Room

Hearty Boys

Hell In A Handbag

Hotel Allegro

i.o. Chicago

Inside Publications

International Museum of Surgical Science

The Joseph Jefferson Awards

The Joffrey Ballet

John Hern

Keith Larsen

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Kokandy Productions

The Kirby

Koval Distillery

Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra

Labriola Baking Co.

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Lakeview East Gift Card

Langham Hotel Chicago

Letherbee Gin

Lifeline Theatre

Lloyds Chicago

Loeffler Randall Inc/Brian Murphy

LondonHouse Hotel

Lookingglass Theatre

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

Lucky Strike

Marriott Theatre

Matt Crowle

Museum of Contemporary Art

Meals on Wheels Chicago/Jayne Drew

Mercury Theatre

Michael, Best and Friedrich LLP

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

Mon Ami Gabi

Nancy Harbert


Nashville Repertory Theatre

The New Colony

North Carolina Theatre

North Shore Center for the Perf. Arts

Northlight Theatre

Nothing Without A Company

Oak Park Festival Theatre

Oil Lamp Theatre


Osteria Via Stato

Palette & Chisel Academy

The Palm

Palmer House

Paramount Theatre

Peninsula Players Theatre


Prime & Provisions

Raue Center for the Arts

Raven Theatre

Red Door

Redtwist Theatre

Refuge Theatre Project

Remy Bumppo

Ritz Carlton

Ron Zoromski

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Second Story


Shaw Chicago

Sideshow Theatre Company

Skydeck Chicago

Spacca Napoli


Split Rail

Stan’s Donuts

Stratford Theatre Festival

Stratford Tourism Alliance

Strawdog Theatre


Tamara Sims  

Theatre At The Center

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

TimeLine Theatre

Toby Smalley

Todd Appel/Master Mixologist

Union League Club Chicago

Victory Gardens Theater

Visit Raleigh

Volo Wine Bar

White Sox

The Willow Room

Windy City Playhouse

Wines For Humanity

Wirtz Center For The Performing Arts

Writers Theatre