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Feb19
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Cole Porter Festival – A Celebration of the Man and His Music


Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre launches its 29th season with Chicago’sCole Porter Festival – A Celebration of the Man and his Music, launching October 16 and running throughout 2024. This multi-participant festival honoring Cole Porter’s incredible career includes live and digital events with the centerpiece being Porchlight’s 2024 presentation of the Porter musical comedy classic Anything Goes, starring international sensationMeghan Murphy, January 13 – February 25, 2024, at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

The current schedule includes the following:

WPMT presents Anything GoesMonday, Oct. 16 at 12 p.m. CDT

Virtual/Free on Porchlight’s YouTube channel

WPMT presents Around The World (in 80 Days)Monday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. CDT

Virtual/Free on Porchlight’s YouTube channel

Hollywood 360’s Cole Porter Remembered – Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. CDT on WIND AM 560

WPMT presents Kiss Me Kate Monday, Nov. 6 at 12 p.m. CST
Virtual/Free on Porchlight’s YouTube channel

Anything Goes Behind the Show Backstory and Performance Preview – Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. CST
Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street
Pay What You Can

Porchlight Young Professional’s Broadway Open Mic – Friday, Nov. 17 from 8 – 11 p.m.

The Understudy Coffee and Books, 5531 N. Clark St. 

$30 admission and a song ticket / $25 admission 

Cole Porter in Hollywood hosted by Michael Weber “Born to Dance” – Monday, Nov. 27 at 12 p.m. CST
Virtual/Free on Porchlight’s YouTube channel

Charles Troy: Porter vs. Sondheim – Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. CST
Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street

Cole Porter in Hollywood hosted by Michael Weber “The Pirate” – Monday, Dec. 18 at 12 p.m. CST
Virtual/Free on Porchlight’s YouTube channel

Kokandy Productions’ January Book Club – January 2024
The Understudy Coffee and Books, 5531 N. Clark St.
$15 or Pay What You Can

Cole Porter Roundtable: Cole Porter as a Gay Icon – Monday, Jan. 8, 2024 at 12 p.m. CST
Virtual/Free

Anything Goes starring Meghan MurphyJanuary 13 – February 25, 2024
Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Ave.

Cole Porter in Hollywood hosted by Michael Weber  “High Society” – Monday, Jan. 22, 2024 at 12 p.m. CST
Virtual/Free on Porchlight’s YouTube channel

Cole Porter in Hollywood hosted by Michael Weber “Les Girls”– Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 at 12 p.m. CST
Virtual/Free on Porchlight’s YouTube channel

Cole Porter in Hollywood hosted by Michael Weber “Silk Stockings” – Monday, Feb. 19 at 12 p.m. CST
Virtual/Free on Porchlight’s YouTube channel

Cole Porter in Hollywood hosted by Michael Weber “Can-Can” – Monday, March 4 at 12 p.m. CST
Virtual/Free on Porchlight’s YouTube channel

For more information, added events and partners, go to PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.


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