Pride 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 show is JEFF RECOMMENDED, and critics are calling it:
“IMPRESSIVE… expertly cast and directed by David Zak.” – Recommended, Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“MAGNETIC…This shimmering, splashy production absolutely lights up Belmont Avenue.” – Highly Recommended, Colin Douglas, Chicago Theater Review
“INSPIRED… Chris Logan brings heartfelt immediacy to Allen’s final, anguished valedictory ballad “Once Before I Go” and precise pizzazz to such novelty numbers as “The Continental American,” “Sure Thing, Baby” and the self-promoting “Bi-Coastal” – Highly Recommended, Lawrence Bommer, Stage and Screen
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.
Chris Logan (Bailiwick Chicago’s Murder Ballad) plays Peter Allen, with Luke Meierdiercks (currently in PFP’s The Book of Merman) as his lover Greg. Michelle Lauto (Murder Ballad, Bailiwick) plays Liza Minnelli, with Michelle McKenzie-Voigt (The Glass Protégé, Giltterati) as Peter’s mother Marion.
13 year old Garrett Hershey plays young Peter. The ensemble includes Liz Bollar, Franki DiCiaccio, Gilbert Domaly, Zach Drane, Kiersetn Frumkin, David Kaplinsky, Cassie Nelson, Elissa Newcorn, Amanda Newman, Brad Senffner, Sydney Sarah Stier, and Wade Teschhauser
Get tickets today here!