Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its spring special events for 2013. The ICONS Gala, Celebrating the Art of Bob Fosse, takes place Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Moulin Rouge Room at The Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr. The ICONS Gala includes performances from iconic Fosse works and the presentation of the 2013 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to one of Chicago's music masters, Doug Peck. Chicago Sings Kander and Ebb, takes place Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. Tickets for both events are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by phone at 773.777.9884.
ABOUT THE ICONS GALA
Sunday, April 7 • 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr.
Tickets purchased for The ICONS Gala before March 15 are $100 per person, $25 per child ages 5 - 12 years, children four years and younger are free. Tickets are $125 after March 10, $25 per child ages 5 - 12 years, and children four years and younger are free. The brunch/auction includes complimentary wine and mimosas and a cash bar.
Following last season's hugely successful launch of The ICONS Gala, in tribute to Michael Bennett, The ICONS Gala, Celebrating the Art of Bob Fosse, is a salute to Chicago's own and Broadway director, actor, choreographer and star Bob Fosse. As part of this brunch celebration is the awarding of the third annual Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago, which will be presented to Doug Peck for his tireless work as a one of our nation's leading music directors.
In 2011, Porchlight introduced the first annual Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre, named in honor of the beloved actor, and presented it to L. Walter Stearns in recognition of his 14 years as artistic director of the company. In 2012, the Guy Adkins Award was presented to one of Chicago's leading actors, Hollis Resnik.
ABOUT CHICAGO SINGS KANDER AND EBB
Monday, May 20 • 7 p.m.
Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.
Tickets for Chicago Sings Kander and Ebb are $40 in advance and $50 at the door including a dessert buffet during intermission.
One of the most anticipated Chicago theatre annual events, Porchlight's Chicago Sings... this year features the music of Broadway legends Kander and Ebb(composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb). This one-night-only musical celebration, now in its eighth year, created by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic AssociatesRob Lindley and Doug Peck, features performances of Kander and Ebb classics by Chicago's brightest musical theatre stars and hosted by Lindley with Peck on piano. Silent and live auctions and musical numbers from Cabaret to Chicago to The Scottsboro Boys and all the hits and hidden gems in between are part of this unforgettable night of music and unsurpassed performances.