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Jeff Award-nominated musical theatre performers on stage May 21
From a Pride Films and Plays press release
2018-04-23

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Chicago, IL - Pride Films and Plays will again host its annual Nominee Night concert showcasing musical theater performers and productions nominated in the 2018 Non-Equity Jeff Awards. PFP Artistic Associate Robert Ollis is producer and musical director for the event, which celebrates the vibrant Chicago musical theatre scene. The lineup of performers will be named as soon as possible following the announcement of the Jeff Award nominees, scheduled to be released the morning of Monday, April 23rd. The 2018 Awards will be presented Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Athenaeum Theatre.

The Jeff Awards ceremony features a limited number of production numbers, but the Nominee Night concert presents a unique opportunity for each of the individuals nominated in the categories of Performer in a Principal Role - Musical or Performer in a Supporting Role - Musical to present a favorite song from their nominated shows. Past audiences for this event have been astounded at the string of powerful performances of these noted actors and actresses, singing showstoppers from these recent musical productions.

The Nominee Night concert will be performed on Monday, May 21 at 7:30 pm in the Broadway, Pride Arts Center, located at 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. Ticket prices are $30 for VIP, which includes a drink ticket, $20 general admission, $17 for seniors, students and military. The event raises money for the new-musicals development program of Pride Films and Plays. Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a door prize drawing.

Tickets are on sale now at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or by phone at 866-411-4111 or 773-857-0222 .

ABOUT PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS

Pride Films and Plays creates diverse new work ( or work that is new to Chicago ) with LGBTQ+ characters or themes that is essential viewing for all audiences. We accomplish this mission through fully-staged productions, writing contests and staged readings, and filming one short film each season.

PFP is the primary tenant in the Pride Arts Center ( PAC ), which connects and promotes other artists who share our values, creating a safe environment for all. PAC books one-night events or limited runs, cabaret, film, dance, comedy, and other events. PAC opened in 2016 and consists of two performance spaces: The Buena at 4147 N. Broadway which has 50 seats and The Broadway at 4139 N. Broadway which has 85 seats.

Pride Films and Plays is supported by The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard Driehaus Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council, City of Chicago's City Arts Fund, the Elliott Fredland Charitable Trust, Proud to Run, the AmazonSmile Foundation, Arts and Business Foundation, Tap Root Foundation and Alphawood Foundation.

PFP is a member of the Smart Growth Program of the Chicago Community Trust. Pride Films and Plays is a member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois and The League of Chicago Theatres.

For more information, visit www.pridefilmsandplays.com or call 1.800.737.0984 .

ABOUT PRIDE ARTS CENTER

PRIDE ARTS CENTER has become an important part of the arts environment in the Buena Park neighborhood and beyond. In addition to performances by PFP, ( www.pridefilmsandplays.com ), PAC hosts monthly events including play readings, film screenings, cabaret nights, and variety shows. Guest productions are also included in the PAC schedule. Find a full calendar of everything happening at PAC here. pridefilmsandplays.com/calendar/ .


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