The hugely popular Porchlight Revisits, showcasing “lost musicals” in a fully staged concert, returns this season! Offering audiences an opportunity to experience classic production that have been rarely seen in Chicago, each performance begins with a fun, fact-filled multimedia “Behind The Show Backstory” presentation created and hosted by Artistic Director Michael Weber.
From the combined talents who penned Annie Get Your Gun and The Sound of Music and created for the original “The Hostess with the Mostess’ on the Ball,” Ethel Merman, here is one of the Golden Age of Broadway’s biggest musical comedy hits! All the more timely, it’s a satire on politics and foreign policy that spoofs America’s penchant for lending billions of dollars to needy countries and centers on Sally Adams, a well-meaning but ill-informed socialite who is appointed United States ambassador to the fictional European country of Lichtenburg who charms the local genry and, of course, falls in love.
Featuring the hit songs: “It’s a Lovely Day Today,” “The Best Thing for You (Would be Me)” and “You’re Just In Love.”
This production is sponsored by Michael and Mona Heath.