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Dec8
Theatre & Performing Arts

Porchlight Revisits The Apple Tree


Now in its ninth season, Porchlight Music Theatre’s popular Porchlight Revisits series returns with  the Tony Award-nominated musical The Apple Treeat the Ruth Page Center for the Arts,1016 N. Dearborn St., December 7 – 8. The performance schedule is Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m and Thursday, Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m.

 

One of Porchlight’s most popular offerings, Porchlight Revisits celebrates the lost musical gems of The Great White Way. Everyone knows Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hits Oklahoma!, South Pacific and The Sound of Music. But have you ever had the chance to experience, live on stage, their rarely seen Broadway shows Allegro, Me and Juliet or Flower Drum Song? It’s here you get to discover the ‘lost musicals’ of Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Kander and Ebb and more when Chicago’s finest music theatre talent dust off these treasures and escort you to the world of Broadway’s past. Critics have hailed Porchlight Revisits as “A night of pure Broadway show tune pleasure.” (PerformInk.com) and “Musical theater lovers, THIS IS FOR YOU!” (AroundtheTownChicago.com).

The experience begins with the Behind the Show Backstory, an entertaining and informative multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Artistic Director Michael Weber, introducing the evening’s production including the show’s creative history, juicy backstage stories and much more. Porchlight Revisits is your ticket to go behind the scenes with an introduction to the luminaries who created the greatest musicals of all time and an opportunity to discover a new ‘old’ favorite all in one big show.

 

The songwriting team behind Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, does it again with a witty, tuneful and charming piece. Porchlight Revisits The Apple Tree, music directed by David Fiorello, is made up of three musical miniatures audiences will surely enjoy and helmed by three different directors. These miniatures include The Diary of Adam and Eve, directed by Frankie Leo Bennett, is a quirky, touching spin on the tale of the world’s first couple, adapted from Mark Twain’s short stories; The Lady or the Tiger?, directed and choreographed by Jamal Howard, is  a 1960’s rock and roll fable set in a mythical kingdom, which explores the fickleness of love and Passionella,directed and choreographed by Laura Savage, is based on Jules Feiffer’s offbeat Cinderella-story about a chimney sweep who dreams of being a “glamorous movie star.” Be the first to embark on an evening of one of a kind music, talent, and performance.

Tickets are now available, for $52, and they may be purchased directly through the box office, either in person or via phone.  For more information, you can call the box office at (773) 777-9884 or visit PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

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