Think Fast: Chicago Dramatists’ fundraiser and Porchlight Theatre in Japan

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  • Chicago Dramatists’ “$30 for 30” campaign, in its first week, has gathered 111 donations and raised a total of $11,300.  Though nowhere near at the moment, the theatre’s goal of 500 donations is well within reach, even more so with my reader’s help –  PLEASE DONATE NOW!

Eugene and Walter toast their trip and feast on Japanese cuisine, their favorite!  "Pacific Overtures" can soon be experienced at the Theatre Building.

  • In preparation of Pacific Overtures, Director L. Walter Stearns and Music Director Eugene Dizon traveled to Tokyo and Shimoda, Japan. In the process they penned a three part essay that chronicled their travels, discoveries, and eye-opening experiences on the way.  You can read the third-installment after the fold. In addition, Porchlight Music Theatre has been maintaining a cool behind-the-Pacific-Overtures production blog.  “Pacific Overtures” has now completed its first-week run.

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Sunday Night Sondheim – glorious “Sunday” at Carnegie Hall

Wow.  This choir arrangement of Sunday, by Stephen Sondheim, is absolutely glorious.  As YouTube’s video notes:

Bernadette Peters kicks off this wonderful choral performance of “Sunday”, the finale from Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park With George“. This piece was the finale of a 1993 concert televised by PBS Great Performances.