Posts tagged "Porchlight Music Theatre"

"Double Trouble" (Porchlight Music Theatre): Octuple Mayhem

"Double Trouble" (Porchlight Music Theatre):  Octuple Mayhem
Porchlight Music Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of DOUBLE TROUBLE. The Waltons meet the Aguilars in this zany musical about brotherly love.  Brothers Bob Walton and Jim Walton wrote the book, lyrics, and music for this lampoon about two brothers breaking into 1941 Hollywoodland.  The fictional brothers are a lyricist and a composer.  They are... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Oracle, Porchlight, and AstonRep

Off Book Chats Up Oracle, Porchlight, and AstonRep
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “The Mother” at Oracle Theatre and “My Pal Joey” at Porchlight Music Theatre. Our special guest is Robert Tobin, Artistic Director at AstonRep Theatre. This May 10th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by Marty’s Martini Bar.  Shot word of the day:  dance Chicago Theatre Off Book... Read more »

"Pal Joey" (Porchlight Music Theatre): McMonagle Bewitches!

"Pal Joey" (Porchlight Music Theatre):  McMonagle Bewitches!
Porchlight Music Theatre presents PAL JOEY.  Porchlight secured the rights to the 1940 original version of this Broadway musical play.  So, Chicago has the opportunity for the first-time ever to hear the full compilation of songs, including the restored number “I’m Talking to My Pal” that was cut before the premiere opening night.  Of course,... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Porchlight, Signal, Goodman and Josh Salt

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book with guest host Oliver Sava review “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” by Porchlight Theatre and “Successors” at Signal Ensemble Theatre. Our special guest is Josh Salt performing in Goodman Theatre’s “Teddy Ferrara.”  This March 1st episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance Shot word... Read more »

"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" (Porchlight Music Theatre): Rogers is The Lady!

"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" (Porchlight Music Theatre):  Rogers is The Lady!
Porchlight Music Theatre presents Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.  The legendary Billie Holiday is in concert!  No, it’s not a return to Carnegie Hall.  It’s 1959 at a hole-in-the-wall joint in Philadelphia.  Unknown to her or her fans, the unique-sounding vocalist is making one of her final appearances.  The diva, known for her emotional, soulful... Read more »

"The Gifts of the Magi" (Porchlight Music Theatre): Light-hearted Holiday Romp

"The Gifts of the Magi" (Porchlight Music Theatre):  Light-hearted Holiday Romp
Porchlight Music Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of the musical THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI.  A young married couple financially struggle in 1905 New York.  To ensure their spouse has a wonderful Christmas, they each make a sacrifice.  She sells her hair to buy a watch chain.  He sells his watch to buy barrettes. Meanwhile,... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Chicago Shakes, Abraham Werewolf, Profiles, Porchlight and Babes with Blades!

Off Book Chats Up Chicago Shakes, Abraham Werewolf, Profiles, Porchlight and Babes with Blades!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “After” at Profiles Theatre , “A Class Act” byPorchlight Music Theatre and “Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride” by Babes with Blades Theatre.  And Off Book talks with special guests:  Matt Hooks, co-founder of Abraham Werewolf Theatre and starring in “Spirits to Enforce”, Gus Menary, co-founder of Jackalope Theatre, ensemble member at The Inconvenience, director of “Spirits to Enforce”... Read more »

"A Class Act" (Porchlight Music Theatre): Glorious Resurrection of Ed Kleban

"A Class Act" (Porchlight Music Theatre):  Glorious Resurrection of Ed Kleban
#174.  Writers have all these words swirling around in our heads.  Our ongoing quest is to get them on paper in the correct sequential order.  Doesn’t happen always this. And that makes us crazy.  Because we have this intention of a legacy of masterpieces, we are often tortured by the voices of the un-actualized stories... Read more »

tick, tick...BOOM! (Porchlight Theatre): Magnetic Aguilar Nonstop Dream Chaser

30!  It’s a big one.  It’s ten years out from being a teenager.  And there is a certain expectation that by the age of 30, career, marriage, finances should be established or stabilized or at least a focus.  That’s why, when I turned 30, I freaked out and moved from Indiana to Chicago without a... Read more »
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"Best Musical! A Completely Improvised Musical Comedy (Porchlight Theatre): Like "Smash" but Smushed and Live!

#55.  I love the flash mob craze.  I want life to burst out into spontaneous dancing.  Or singing!  I think work meetings, bus rides, and grocery shopping could use a little perky tune to jazz up the mundane.  Life just sounds better with music. Porchlight Music Theatre presents Best Musical! A Completely Improvised Musical Comedy.  Second City... Read more »