Merrily forever

I found Porchlight’s “Merrily We Roll Along” Heavy Going

*** Recommended *** If you’re a Sondheim devotee, you probably love Porchlight Music Theatre’s production of “Merrily We Roll Along”. For me, it was just heavy going. The music is glorious, the cast is talented, but the story was boring, confusing and in light of the #MeToo movement, distasteful. It closed after just 16 performances on Broadway. 3 Spotlights

Porchlight Theatre’s production of “Merrily We Roll Along” runs through March 11th at the Ruth Page center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago. Valet parking is available as well as reduced rate parking in nearby garages.

Running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 4:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm (March 4th and 11th) and 6:00 pm (February 18th and 25th). There will be no performance on March 8th. Tickets range from $33-$60. FYI (773) 777-9884 or

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