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Porchlight Music Theatre

Open Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Memphis is outstanding!

Attended the Thursday Matinee performance of Memphis. One word sums it up: Wow! What a talented... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Porchlight! The talent is of the highest caliber. The... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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25 May 2018
“Memphis is outstanding!”
25 Apr 2018
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Porchlight Music Theatre, Chicago, IL 60639
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Attended the Thursday Matinee performance of Memphis. One word sums it up: Wow! What a talented cast that left me wondering why we haven't seen some of them on The Voice or America's got Talent. The power brought me to tears during a couple of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Porchlight! The talent is of the highest caliber. The theatre is in a great location with plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Chicago is a theatre town and Porchlight is one of its best!! I cannot wait to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank karenjH4902NS
Reviewed 22 May 2016

It's a shoebox of a theater with a very low stage and an audience on 3 sides. Maybe 120 seats? Performers enter and exit often through the audience and can be standing right next to you singing loud and clear as they were in the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Norris A
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I do not agree with another reviewer. For the price of the ticket and location, this was a pleasant production. Musicians did a good job. Actors were convincing and storyline indicative of the period. The only thing we found annoying was the lack of information...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Paulette P
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Just saw "Far from Heaven." The company was fine and the set was pretty creatively minimal, but the music and lyrics were just so horrible, that no amount of performance talent could fix how distracting the songs were from the story. Why would they choose...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank lchicagolaw
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

The musical was delightful as well as the theater. Loved the costumes, very bright and authentic. The open seating for non subscribers was nice as well. There wasn't a bad seat in the place. All of the actors did a great job. Definitely going back...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank ML464
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Bravo to the cast and crew of "SideShow"! The current production at the intimate Stage 773 is not to be missed. You know you are in for something special when the smell of popcorn fills the air and you step into a world of carnival...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank rickk799
Reviewed 27 February 2015

At Stage 773, Chicago, brings tears to your eyes at the onset. That is how unbelievable this casts co-mingling of voices are as well as individually. This play is such a wonderful combination of tribute to an american icon as it is intermixed with the...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank LvToTrvl
Reviewed 19 February 2015

First off, I'm a Music Director who works with professional theaters and equity actors, so I see everything through that lens. The best thing about the show I saw ("Sondheim on Sondheim") was the Music Director. He played the entire, very complicated score from memory,...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We just saw the musical Sweeney Todd at Porchlight. It never fails to amaze us how they can do so much in such an intimate space. We particularly love seeing any performances at Porchlight because there isn't really a bad seat in the house! It's...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Ron S
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