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Feb9
Theatre & Performing Arts

Porchlight Music Theatre’s Blues in the Night at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts


Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre kicks off its 2022 mainstage season with “Best Musical” Tony Award-nominated, Blues in the Night, directed and choreographed by Kenny Ingram+, music directed by David Fiorello+, January 15, 2022 – February 27, 2022 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. Blues in the Night runs Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3:00 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with weekday matinees Thursday, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. Single tickets are $25 – $74 and subscriptions to the entire 2021 – 2022 season are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.

The Blues is one of America’s original art forms and Chicago was the home to some of the greatest Blues performers ever. Set in a history-filled hotel on Chicago’s south side one fateful night in the late 1930s, this Tony Award-nominated celebration interweaves the stories of three women who share their highs and lows of romance through the iconic songs of Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and others.

The Blues in the Night cast includes Tony-Award nominee Felicia P. Fields* (“The Lady from the Road”) in her Porchlight Mainstage debut; Donica Lynn* (“The Woman of the World”) last seen by Porchlight audiences in her Jeff-Award nominated role in Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies, Clare Kennedy* (“The Girl with a Date”) a follow up to her performance in Porchlight’s New Faces Sing Broadway 1961; Evan Tyrone Martin+ (“The Man in the Saloon) last seen in Porchlight’s Jeff Award-winning Dreamgirls and Terrell Armstrong+ (“The Dancing Man”) last seen in Porchlight’s A Chorus Line.

Blues in the Night’s production team includes: Kenny Ingram+, (director & choreographer); David Fiorello+, (music director); Ariel M Dorsey*, (assistant choreographer) and Maulty Jewell IV+ (associate music director/conductor), Alden Vasquez+ (production stage manager); Ruben Echoles+ (costume and wig designer), Brandon Wardell+ (lighting designer), Eric Backus+ (sound designer), Angela Weber Miller* (scenic designer), Caitlin McCarthy* (properties designer), Matthew Chase+ (audio engineer), Rachel West* (lighting supervisor), Jennifer Aparicio* (production manager), Henry Wilkinson+ (technical director), Rashaad A. Bond+, (producing artistic associate); Alex Rhyan+, (production and operations director) and Michael Weber+, (artistic director).
Porchlight Music Theatre is the award-winning center for music theatre in Chicago. Through live performance, youth education and community outreach they impact thousands of lives each season, bringing the magic of musicals to their theatre home at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in the Gold Coast and to neighborhoods across the city. Porchlight has built a national reputation for boldly reimagining classic musicals, supporting new works and young performers, and showcasing Chicago’s most notable music theatre artists, all through the intimate and powerful theatrical lens of the “Chicago Style.” Now in its 27th season, Porchlight’s quarter-century production history includes more than 70 mainstage works with 15 Chicago premieres and five world premieres.


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