Feb 13: Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened screening


Porchlight Music Theatre presents documentary, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
Merrily We Roll Along opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time, “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened” draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show’s creation—and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. See this (free) award-winning documentary!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts | 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610



Directed by Porchlight Advisory Board Member Lonny Price, who played "Charley" in the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choices we all make and the often unexpected consequences of those choicesthrough success and failure. Featuring exclusive appearances by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Jason Alexander, Mandy Patinkin, Adam Guettel, Frank Rich and the original Broadway cast of Merrily We Roll Along

But there's more! The screening includes pre-film performances of musical numbers from Merrily and post-film discussion with audience and Porchlight cast members. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. To RSVP, email the Porchlight Box Office at BoxOffice@PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or call 773.777.9884.



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