Pride Films and Plays Presents Nominee Night at Sidetrack on May 17

Nominee Night 2015

Chicago’s best musical theatre performers gather for one night only on the same stage when the 2016 Jeff Award Nominees are honored at Nominee Night, May 17 at 7PM at Sidetrack Video Bar in Lake View, Chicago.

Pride Films and Plays is partnering with Chicago’s own Buzz On Stage to bring you an exciting evening showcasing musical performances from the Best Actors and Actresses, and Best Supporting Actors and Actresses nominated for the 2015/16 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson (“Jeff”) Awards.

All proceeds from the evening benefit the New Musical Initiative at Pride Films and Plays, including the upcoming free workshop of Adam Mathias and Jonathan Monro’s A History of Summer, the story of Fire Island, at Theatre Wit on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28 and 29, 2016.

While it is too early to know which performers will be nominated, last year’s Nominee Night featured nominees from Bailiwick Chicago, BoHo Theatre, Kokandy Productions, Pride Films and Plays, Signal Ensemble Theatre, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre and many others.

Doors open at 6:30PM, with a musical program from 7:00PM to 8:30PM. General Admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets are available for $30 and include reserved seating and program recognition (if purchased by May 12).

Tickets can be purchased online at, or just search for “Nominee Night.

Door prize tickets will be available for purchase in person and at for a chance to win prizes such as theatre tickets, a sunset cruise on Lake Michigan and more.

Sidetrack Video Bar is at 3349 N Halsted St., in Lake View, Chicago. For more information, please call 800-737-0984 or visit

photo caption: 2015 Nominee Night featured performers included (L to R) Caron Buinis, Jim DeSelm, Callie Johnson, Matt Keffer, Sam Button-Harrison, Robert Ollis, and Jeremy Ramey.


The mission of Pride Films and Plays is to change lives through the generation of 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, film screenings, and special events. We foster long term relationships with artists to create programming that is as diverse, unique, and complex as the community we represent. In 2015, Huffington Post called PFP “A powerful and empowering entity.” For more information, please visit


Buzz On Stage is a new Chicago-based theatre service bringing you the best ticket prices, critic and user reviews and original articles about Chicago theatre – all in one place. The goal of Buzz On Stage is to attract a new generation of theatre-goers by making going to theatre as easy as dinner or the movies. For more information, please visit or email Brandon Hollembeak, Co-Founder & CEO, at