‘The Boy From Oz’ Sizzles This August!

Robert Ollis and David ZakPride Films and Plays will conclude its remarkable Summer Season with The Boy From Oz, the Broadway musical which tells the amazing life story of celebrated songwriter and performer Peter Allen. Featuring songs by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright, Direction by David Zak, and Musical Direction by Robert Ollis, The Boy From Oz tells the exuberant yet heart-warming true story of a young Australian boy who loved to perform and ended up in the glamorous orbit of Judy Garland and her soon-to-be famous daughter Liza.

The Boy From Oz previews Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6. Press opening is Friday, August 7 at 7:30. Press tickets are also available for Saturday, August 8 at 7:30. Regular performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 5 through August 30 only. Tickets are $25 Wednesday, $30 Thursdays and $40 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Seniors can save $5 per ticket. For tickets call Stage 773 (773-327-5252) or order online at stage773.com.

Other events in PFP’s Summer Season include:

June 1: Queer Bits Film Fest, featuring the Chicago debut of short LGBT films from around the globe. The fest is at The Public House Theater of Chicago, 3914 N Clark. Tickets can be purchased at 1-800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

June 22 – Gay Today – A Pride Cabaret, created by PFP Artistic Ensemble Member Robert Ollis and featuring performances by Artistic Ensemble Members of Pride Films and Plays at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N Clark. Tickets can be purchased at 1-800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

July 27 – LezFest, the kick off event for PFP’s season long LezPlay celebration of plays and performances, screenplays and films written by women with lesbian characters and themes. LezFest features music, drama, comedy, spoken word, and performance art with a multi-generational cast at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N Clark. Tickets can be purchased at 1-800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

About Pride Films and Plays

Founded in 2010, Pride Films and Plays has received 10 Jeff Nominations, and 3 Jeff Awards for productions in our first two Jeff eligible seasons. All of the performances in our 2014-15 seasons were Jeff Recommended, including the Chicago premiers of Terrence McNally’s Some Men, Jeff Talbott’s The Submission, Topher Payne’s Angry Fags, and the world premiere of Leo Schwartz’s musical The Book of Merman. Angry Fags is running in the Steppenwolf Garage Rep through April 26 (312-335-1650); The Book of Merman has been extended through May 17 at Apollo Studio Theater (773-935-6100).

In addition, our script and screenplay development programs continue throughout the year at Center on Halsted, including Gay Play Weekend (May 15 to 17), LezPlay (September 11 to 13) featuring plays and screenplays written by women with lesbian characters or themes, and Gay Film Weekend (November 13 to 15) featuring LGBT screenplays and screenings.

PFP’s Queer Bits Film Festival dates are June 1 and November 9 at Public House Theater. Other special events include Nominee Night at Sidetrack on May 19, Gay Today – A Gay Cabaret at Mary’s Attic on June 22, and LezFest which kicks off PFP’s year long LezPlay program on July 27 at Mary’s Attic.

For more information on contests or productions, visit www.pridefilmsandplays.com