ScottsboroBoys MinstrelMarch

“The Scottsboro Boys” dance into our Hearts in Porchlight Production

**** Highly Recommended **** Porchlight Music Theatre’s new production, “The Scottsboro Boys” has a serious message hidden inside a toe-tapping good time.  Kander and Ebb, the duo who brought us “Chicago” and “Cabaret”, specialize in turning dark and difficult history into dazzling musicals.  Celebrity criminals sensationalized in the press – “Chicago”; corruption and the rise of the Nazis in the Weimar Republic – “Cabaret”; African-American boys jailed, accused of raping white women – “The Scottsboro Boys”.  Set inside a minstrel show, “The Scottsboro Boys” is a grim story told with joy, ragtime music, cakewalks and dance.   4 Spotlights

Porchlight Music Theatre’s production of “The Scottsboro Boys” runs through March 12th at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  Running time is 1 hour, 50 minutes, no 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.  There is an added matinee on March 2nd at 1:30 pm; there will be no 7:30 pm performance on that day.  Tickets range from $45-$51.  Valet parking is available.  FYI (773) 327-5252 or

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