PRIDE DOES STREISAND: A Birthday Tribute

Emmy Award winner and Chicago Musical Theatre and Cabaret performer Scott Gryder, who in Pride Films and Plays’ current production of BUYER & CELLAR plays a struggling actor that manages a make-believe shopping mall in the basement of Barbra Streisand‘s Malibu home, will lead a cabaret of Ms. Streisand’s songs on Monday, April 22 – just two days before her 76th birthday – in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center. Purchase tickets here!

Gryder and Music Director Adam LaSalle will be joined in this tribute to the Emmy, Grammy and Oscar-winning actress, songwriter and director by a cast including Jerome Riley Jr., Anslee Rainwater, Missy Aguilar, Matthew Huston, Adam Hibma, and Kimberly Lawson. The concert will be directed by BUYER & CELLAR director Donterrio Johnson.

Donterrio Johnson

Gryder will lead the cabaret on a day off from his BUYER & CELLAR responsibilities. Jonathan Tolins‘s one-man comedy play imagines what it might be like if the legendary Streisand hired an employee to man her real-life faux mall created to house her collection of antiques, dolls and other collectibles as well as a supply of treats like candy, ice cream and popcorn. BUYER & CELLAR will be performed in the 85-seat Broadway Theatre of the Pride Arts Center. It will open to the press on Monday, April 15 following previews from Thursday, April 11; and will play through Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Other productions currently and soon to be playing at Pride Arts Center include the drama AFTERGLOW, which opened in the Buena Theatre on March 27; and the world premiere of DESIRE IN A TINIER HOUSE, which will open in The Broadway on June 4. Tickets for all events are available at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or by phone at 866-811-4111 or 773-857-0222.

Scott Gryder has been seen throughout Chicagoland, with appearances including JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Lyric Opera Chicago), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Drury Lane Theatre at Water Tower Place), and SOUTH PACIFIC (Light Opera Works). He has performed in cabarets at such venues as Davenport’s, Victory Gardens Theater, and Auditorium Theatre’s Katten-Landau Studio. Gryder has a B.A. in Theater from Texas Tech University. MeTV’s GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES earned him three National Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup. For more info, visitwww.thescottgryder.com

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