The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Lost and Found Productions creates and produces documentaries and dramas for other organizations for special events, benefits, or exhibits.

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Sunday, October 11, 2009 3:00pm to 6:00pm

The White City: Burnham's Dream

Lost and Found Productions

A concert performance of the new musical, The White City: Burnham's Dream, in Mies van der Rohe's Carr Memorial Chapel, being restored on the IIT campus. The White City, by June Finfer and Elizabeth Doyle, traces the amazing journey of Chicago and Daniel Burnham to win and build a great World's Fair in 1893 that inspired the City Beautiful and City Planning movements. Original music and a cast of eight will tell the story of personal challenges and public works. [MORE]

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The White City: Burnham's Dream

Lost and Found Productions

The White City: Burnham’s Dream, a musical, tells the story of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, the Columbian Exposition, inspiration for the Plan of Chicago, planned and constructed under the leadership of Daniel Burnham. For that Fair, Chicagoans worked together to create a temporary city that drew millions of visitors. After the turn of the 20th century, Burnham was asked to develop a plan for Chicago’s future growth. What he learned in creating the White City was the foundation of his vision for the Plan of Chicago. [MORE]

Lost and Found Productions



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