Category: Porchlight Music Theatre

Review: Marry Me a Little (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas star in Marry Me a Little, Porchlight Music Theatre 2           
      
 

Marry Me a Little

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived by Craig Lucas, Norman Rene
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru May 21  |  tix: $38-$51  |  more info
       
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April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Scottsboro Boys (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Mark J.P. Hood stars as Mr Tambo in The Scottsboro Boys, Porchlight Music Theatre           
      
  

The Scottsboro Boys

John Kander & Fred Ebb (music, lyrics),
   David Thompson (book)
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru March 12  |  tix: $38-$51  |  more info
       
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March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: End of the Rainbow (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Angela Ingersoll, Judy Garland, End of the Rainbow, Porchlight Music Theatre           
   

End of the Rainbow

Written by Peter Quilter
Featuring music of Judy Garland
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Dec 9  |  tix: $45-$51  |  more info
       
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November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

2016 Equity Jeff Awards Announced

It’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren. Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri in The Tempest, Chicago Shakespeare Theater Donica Lynn, Candace C. Edwards and Katherine Thomas in Dreamgirls

Now in its 48th Equity season, the Jeff Awards has been honoring Chicago’s outstanding theatre artists annually since it’s establishment in 1968.  The Jeff Awards Committee judged the 158 qualifying productions (opening between August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016) from 58 producing organizations.  Of these, 112 productions were “Jeff Recommended”, which made them eligible for award nominations. 

Below you will find a compilation of the distributed awards at the Jeff Award ceremony Monday, August 17. Congrats to all!!!

October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: In the Heights (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Frankie Leo Bennett as Sonny sings 96,000 from In the Heights, Porchlight Theatre           
   

In the Heights

By Lin-Manuel Miranda (music & lyrics)
   and Quiara Alegría Hudes (book)
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tix: $43-$51  |  more info
       
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September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Dreamgirls (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Donica Lynn, Candace C. Edwards and Katherine Thomas in Dreamgirls          
   
   
   
Dreamgirls

By Tom Eyen (book and lyrics)
    and Henry Krieger (music)
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru May 22  |  tix: $35-$51   |  more info
       
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April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Far From Heaven (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Evan Tyrone Martin and Summer Naomi Smart in Far From Heaven, Porchlight Theatre          
      
   

Far from Heaven

Scott Frankel (music), Michael Korie (lyrics)
   and Richard Greenberg (book)
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Mar 13  |  tix: $35-$48  | more info
       
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March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2015

 

Carmen Molina, Claudia DiBiccari, Mykele Callicutt, Paula Ramirez, Preston Tate Jr., Deanna Reed-Foster and James McGuire in Cold Basement Dramatics' "Heat Wave".Scott Danielson, Garrett Lutz and George Toles star in Kokandy Productions' "The Full Monty".Laura Osnes as and Steven Pasquale star in Lyric Opera's "Carousel" by Rodgers and Hammerstein.John Mahoney and Audrey Francis in Steppenwolf Theatre's "The Herd".Sarah Lynn Robinson, Anthony Whitaker and Greg Zawada in Porchlight's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Form" by Steven Sondheim. Monica West, Kasey Foster and Emma Cadd in Lookingglass Theatre's "Moby Dick".Mariann Mayberry and Brittany Uomoleale star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Grand Concourse".Steve Haggard and Karen Janes Woditsch star in Writers Theatre's "Doubt: A Parable".Charli Williams , Anna Dauzvardis, Katrina D.  Richard, Brandon Greenhouse, and Kevin Patterson star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys".Bernard White and Nisi Sturgis in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced".Rafael Davila and Bradley Smoak star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Bel Canto".Drury Lane Oakbrook presents "Billy Elliot: The Musical," music by Elton John.  Becca Savoy, Michael McKeough and Sandy Elias star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello".Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri star in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm".Brendan Connelly, Chris Schroeder and Brenda Scott Wlazlo star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard".Melanie Brezill and Patrick Budde star in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." Colte Julian as Curly and Allison Sill as Laurey in Paramount Theatre's "Oklahoma!". Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger.Luce Metrius and Ashley Neil star in A Red Orchid Theatre's "Red Handed Otter." Kelsey Brennan and Greg Matthew Anderson star in Remy Bumppo's "Travesties" by Tom Stoppard.Johanna McKenzie Miller and Alex Goodrich star in Northlight Theatre's "Shining Lives," directed by Jessica Thebus.Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee.Eileen Niccolai and Daniela Colucci star in The Shattered Globe's "The Rose Tattoo" by Tennessee Williams. , Shattered Globe Theatre, Brosilow

In a theater community as diverse and talented as Chicago’s, every aspect and genre of stage productions can be found throughout the city on a given week.  2015 was no exception to this fact, as one can see from our reviewers’ picks of the year’s greatest and most memorable works.

See our picks below the fold

December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More