We’re making history with this musical:



Sanfilippo Foundation
Karl Heitman Architects
Wight and Company
The Dramatists Guild Fund, Inc.
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
The Illinois Arts Council

Glessner House
Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Mies van der Rohe Society, IIT
North Shore Congregation Israel
Pleasant Home
Swedenborg Library

A preview of the musical was presented on March 29, 2017, hosted by Karl Heitman, Heitman Architects, 180 N. Wacker Drive.  A fundraiser and preview is scheduled for April 15, 2018, at Sanfilippo Foundation.  For information contact http://www.SanfilippoFoundation.org


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Previous concert performances have been presented at architecturally significant venues, including:

“The White City Musical was very well-received by guests at the November production at Pleasant Home in Oak Park, Illinois. With the combination of history, humor and excellent musical performances, the show appealed to a wide audience including seniors, young adults, music aficionados and architecture buffs. Guests particularly enjoyed the representation of Daniel Burnham and Louis Sullivan, and music numbers such as “Never Marry an Architect” and “Are You In” were crowd favorites. If The White City Musical were to become a full production, there will already be a solid fan base who will jump at the chance to experience it again.”

Heidi Ruehle-May Executive Director, Pleasant Home Foundation


How did Margaret Burnham deal with her husband’s long absences from home in Evanston? She tells us when she sings “Never Marry an Architect.”

Why is the Ferris Wheel important to the Fair? “We’ve Got to Out-Eiffel-Eiffel.”

How does Dan Burnham go on when his creative partner John Root dies suddenly before the Fair is even planned?

What demands does Louis Sullivan make for his Transportation Building?

What is the battle between Eastern and Western architecture that plays out in the design of the main buildings?

What role did African-Americans, women, and immigrants play in the building of the Fair?

When will our interest in the Fair lessen?  Never!

JUNE FINFER, LOST AND FOUND PRODUCTIONS:  june@lostandfoundproductions.org