Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Pride Films & Plays' SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED
Pride Films & Plays' next mainstage show is the Chicago premiere of Mark Campbell's musical revue Songs from an Unmade Bed, a love letter to gay men living in the city. Songs From An Unmade Bed is performed by Kevin Webb* and Jordan Phelps*, joined by understudies Jonas Davidow and Tommy Thurston on percussion, and is directed by Derek Van Barham*, under the music direction of Robert Ollis*. Scroll down for a look at the cast!
Songs from an Unmade Bed explores the experiences (romantic, sexual and otherwise) of two gay men living in the city. Lyricist Mark Campbell worked with eighteen composers (one per song) to create a unique musical revue, accompanied by piano and cello, with gorgeous songs that range from funny, poignant, melancholy and ultimately hopeful about life and love. The composers are Debra Barsha, Mark Bennett, Peter Foley, Jenny Giering, Peter Golub, Jake Heggie, Lance Horne, Stephen Hoffman, Gihieh Lee, Steven Lutvak, Steve Marzullo, Brendan Milburn, Chris Miller, Greg Pliska, Duncan Sheik, Kim D. Sherman, Jeffrey Stock, and Joseph Thalken.
Originally conceived as a one-man show, PFP has divided Songs into a conversation between two on-again, off-again lovers (played by Kevin Webb and Jordan Phelps). The audience is invited to arrive early to have a drink at the bar, mingle with the other guests, and enjoy songs from the pre-show band (joined on alternating nights by Tommy Thurston and Jonas Davidow) . The curtain is at 7:30PM, but the doors open at 7PM. Come relax, unwind, and go wild for once.
Production designs are by Ashley Ann Woods (set), Raquel Adorno (costumes), Cat Wilson (lights), and Kallie Rolison & Derek Van Barham (Sound).
Directed by Derek Van Barham* with Musical Direction by Robert Ollis*, the show runs The Apollo Theater Studio, 2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. Previews: Tonight and Friday, March 27 and 28 at 7:30pm. Press performance/opening: Saturday, March 29 at 7:30pm. Regular run: Thursday through Sunday, March 30 through April 27, 2014. Curtain Times: Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, and Sundays at at 7:30 pm.
Tickets: Previews $15. Opening $30. Regular Run: Thursdays $25; Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays $30. Students and seniors: $5 off all performances. Industry: $10 during previews. Tickets are www.ticketmaster.com or 773 935 6100. For more information on contests or productions, visit www.pridefilmsandplays.com.
*Denotes member of PFP's Artistic Ensemble