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Porchlight Revisits: Can-Can

Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Theater
1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL, 60610 | directions
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Abe Burrows

Set in Paris in 1893, it’s the story of Pistache, a café owner who decides to feature the then-scandalous and illicit dance, the Can-Can, on the stage of her establishment. Meanwhile, Aristide Forestier, a young, newly-appointed and over-zealous magistrate, decides to undertake a reform movement and sets his sights to clean up the city, starting with a prohibition of the titillating dance. Will Pistache’s defiance of the law end her business—and her love life? Featuring the hit Cole Porter songs “I Love Paris,” “C’est Magnifique” and “It’s All Right with Me,” Can-Can is a romantic, dancing, musical classic.

     RUN: Mar 06 - Mar 07, 2019

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