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Porchlight Music Theatre’s 2021 Icons Gala
October 20 @ 5:30 pm$350
The award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce that actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera will be honored with The ICON Award and Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation will be presented with the Luminary Award at the 2021 ICONS Gala celebrating 26 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Galleria Marchetti, 825 West Erie. The ICONS Gala, chaired by Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra and Honorary Chair Patricia Mota, CEO, HACE and emceed by NBC5’s Matthew Rodriques, begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, presentation of both awards, an on-stage conversation with WGN’s Paul Lisnek and Ms. Rivera, recognition of Porchlight Scene Changers, this year honoring Latino businesses and civic leaders José R. Sánchez (Humboldt Park Health), Olga Camargo (FARO Associates), Dr. Ana Gil Garcia (Northeastern Illinois University) and Sylvia Puente (Latino Policy Forum) and musical performances saluting Ms. Rivera’s incredible career. The night, following stringent Covid safety protocols, will be filled with musical and dance salutes from Ms. Rivera’s storied career performed by Porchlight favorite and musical performances saluting Ms. Rivera’s incredible career. Single tickets are available for $350. VIP meet and greet tickets are available for $500 per ticket and include an exclusive cocktail reception with Ms. Rivera in attendance. Tickets are available. at 773.777.9884 ext. 1 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. . Proceeds from the ICONS Gala benefit Porchlight’s artistic and youth education programs.