Porchlight Music Theatre
announces the return of BEST MUSICAL! A Completely Improvised Musical Comedy in a new Holiday Edition!, conceived by Second City veteran Matthew Loren Cohen
, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Performances are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., tonight, November 28 through December 26. Single tickets are $15, student discounts are $12 with group discounts available. All tickets are available at stage773.com
or by phone at 773.327.5252. Check out the photos below of the original cast!
BEST MUSICAL! – Holiday Edition! takes audiences to the “Bestie Awards” ceremony where the cast performs the “Best Song from a Musical” nominees from a grab bag of audience-suggested titles. The audience votes for their favorite song as performed in Act 1 and comes back after intermission for an entirely improvised musical comedy with lights, costumes and fully improvised music and choreography featuring the “Bestie” winning song. Each performance guarantees a completely different musical comedy with completely new songs every week.
The company includes Matthew Loren Cohen, on piano, veterans of the original run of BEST MUSICAL! plus new cast members from The Second City, iO and The Annoyance stages.
ABOUT CREATOR Matthew Loren Cohen
Porchlight Music Theatre, nationally recognized for developing innovative new works, reimagining classic productions and showcasing musical theatre’s rising stars and seasoned veterans, is in its 18th season as Chicago’s music theatre leader, providing an intimate, modern musical experience unlike anything else in the city. As Chicago’s only professional company solely dedicated to music theatre, Porchlight’s rich history includes the staging of more than 50 shows with five world premieres and 10 Chicago premieres. The company has received a total of 73 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations resulting in 22 Jeff Awards.
Photo Credit: Porchlight Music Theatre
Original Cast: Lauren Dowden, Tim Sniffen. Brandon Dahlquist, Matthew Van Colton, Erica Elam
Original Cast: Erica Elam, Matthew Van Colton, Brandon Dahlquist, Lauren Dowden, Tim Sniffen