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Aug 21

Porchlight Music Theatre announces a new three-day celebration in honor of its 25th Anniversary, PorchlightPalooza, Friday, Aug. 21 – Sunday, Aug. 23. PorchlightPalooza includes performances, shared memories and more with each night culminating in a virtual program celebrating a different theme building to the Sunday night interview with Broadway icon Joel Grey.  PorchlightPalozza will be broadcast FREE on Porchlight’s Facebook page, YouTube Live, and its event page.

PorchlightPalooza schedule, as of June 22, includes:

Friday, Aug. 21 — 7:00 p.m. CDT

Celebrating Porchlight Music Theatre’s 25 year history as Chicago’s home for music theatre–with songs from throughout the years and a kick-off from co-chairs Deann and Rick Bayless and Donna LaPietra and Bill Kurtis.

Saturday, Aug. 22 — 7:00 p.m. CDT

The second night of PorchlightPalooza celebrates Porchlight’s commitment to showcasing emerging artists and nurturing young audiences, the presentation of the Luminary Award to Elaine Cohen and Arlen D. Rubin and more surprises!

Sunday, Aug. 23 — 7:00 p.m. CDT

Join the 2020 ICON Award recipient Broadway legend Joel Grey for an intimate conversation with Bill Kurtis Aug. 23 — 7 p.m. CDT, via ZOOM, featuring highlights from Grey’s career, performances from Porchlight favorite talents and surprise appearances from artists saluting Grey’s influence on music theatre!

In addition, there is also a raffle that features four prizes: a private tour for eight of Rick and Deann Bayless’ garden with drinks and snacks; a private tour for eight on the 65-acre grounds of Bill Kurtis and Donna LaPietra’s Mettawa home complete with wine and lunch, a Carribean vacation with two, round-trip economy airfare tickets and a three-night stay for two in an Ocean View Studio Suite at Rosewood Baha Mar with daily breakfast at Malam Indian Grill & Cellar and a Chicago Staycation! 

Raffle tickets go on sale Monday,  Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. for $50/ticket and $100 for 3 tickets and will be available on the PorchlightPalooza event page.

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