Pride Films and Plays will present its second annual cabaret celebrating the queer community in Chicago and bringing more visibility to the female/non-binary who love women. Thirty performers will sing music from genres including pop, musical theatre, cabaret, classical, and original works. Performers will also accompany the singers on piano, guitar, ukulele, cello, and other instruments. The complete program will be performed twice – Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26. Emi Lee Frantz, director and music director for LezSing, announced the lineup of singers today.
Included in the cast for the program are Alice Ryan, Alli Braun, Alyssa Frewen, Becca Duff, Briana Bower, Casey Daniel, Cat McKay, Catherine Muller. Chloe Adamo, Danielle Levsky, Elyssa Carmony, Emi Lee Frantz, Emily Barnash, Indigo Gordon, Jacqui Juarena, Kelsey Booth, Lindy Foreman, Maria Alexandra, Mary-Helen Pitman, Miki Byrne, Natalie O’Hea, Olivia Arcuri, Olivia Rose Nathan, Osiris Cuen, Rachael Henderson, Rebecca Rowland, Sarah Bacinich, Sydney German, Taylor Danae, Tiffany Hall.
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Top row L-R: Olivia Rose Nathan, Jacqui Juarena, Mary-Helen Pitman, Maria Alexandra, Rachael Henderson, Taylor Danae.
Second row L-R: Kelsey Booth, Alyssa Frewen, Emily Barnash, Alice Ryan, Tiffany Hall, Elyssa Carmony, Danielle Levsky, Natalie O’Hea.
Bottom row L-R: Chloe Adamo, Sarah Bacinich, Sydney Germany, Alli Braun, Rebecca Rowland, Casey Daniel, Miki Byrne, Emi Lee Frantz.
LezSing continues Pride Films and Plays’ programming that focuses on women, which includes the play STOP KISS (playing January 15 – February 9), more FL!P (Funny Lesbian Plays) readings, and two full productions(to be announced.
Directed by Emi Lee Frantz
Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26 – 7:30 pm both nights
All seats $11.00
The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago
Tickets available by phone at 866-811-4111 or 773-857-0222 or online at www.pridefilmsandplays.com
Second annual cabaret celebrating the queer community in Chicago and bringing more visibility to the female/non-binary who love women. Thirty performers will sing music from genres including pop, musical theatre, cabaret, classical, and original works. Performers will also accompany the singers on piano, guitar, ukulele, cello, and other instruments.
Emi Lee Frantz (Director/Music Director; she/her/hers) is a singer, voice teacher, and music director in the Chicagoland area. Emi received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance at Christopher Newport University and the University of Kentucky, respectively. Emi has performed with the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, AlphaBet Soup Productions, The Cabaret Project, the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, and the Beverly Arts Center. She spends much of her time teaching humans of all ages voice, piano, and musical theatre. After 5 years in Chicago, she’s excited to focus more of her efforts on the artistic LGBTQ community through Pride Films & Plays and volunteering at About Face Theatre.
ABOUT PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS
Pride Films and Plays changes 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. The company produces a full season of full productions, shoots one short film each year, and continues our famed play developmental projects. PFP is the principal tenant in Pride Arts Center.
Pride Arts Center, in its own right, produces events complementing the PFP vision, including dance, cabaret, film, and more. Events can be one-night or limited run productions or feature national treasures like Charles Busch. PAC occupies The Broadway at 4139 N. Broadway, which has 85 seats, and The Buena, which has 50 seats at 4147 N Broadway.
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, Arts and Business Council, 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, Northhalsted Business Association, Uptown United, and The League of Chicago Theatres.