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Bio:
Tom Chiola left acting behind for law school back in the mid-70’s but now, after 15 years as a Circuit Court Judge, he is making the most of his second chance. Some of his credits include Mr. Ellis in BoHo’s Icarus, Donald in Bailiwick Chicago’s Fucking Men, Bender in Under A Rainbow Flag for ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Tom Chiola left acting behind for law school back in the mid-70’s but now, after 15 years as a Circuit Court Judge, he is making the most of his second chance. Some of his credits include Mr. Ellis in BoHo’s Icarus, Donald in Bailiwick Chicago’s Fucking Men, Bender in Under A Rainbow Flag for ... (read complete bio)
Kelsey Theatre Stages JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Photo Kelsey Theatre Stages JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2019

The ultimate story of sibling rivalry, betrayal, immense courage, and redemption comes to the stage of Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) with the Yardley Players' production of a?oeJoseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat,a?? Nov. 8-17.

FOUR WEDDINGS AND AN ELVIS Plays Kelsey Feb. 15 To 24 Photo FOUR WEDDINGS AND AN ELVIS Plays Kelsey Feb. 15 To 24
by Julie Musbach - Jan 29, 2019

What happens in Vegas is downright hilarious! The Yardley Players present the laugh-out-loud comedy "Four Weddings and an Elvis" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre in February. Dates and show times are Fridays, Feb. 15 and 22 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 16 and 23 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Feb. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.

Photo Flash: Kelsey Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Photo Flash: Kelsey Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2018

Join Belle as she takes on the world - and the Beast! The Yardley Players present the beloved Disney musical 'Beauty and the Beast' at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this tale as old as time are: Fridays, Nov. 2 and 9 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Nov. 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. (A special daytime show for groups will be presented Monday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.)

Photo Flash: Pride Films and Plays Presents HURRICANE DAMAGE Photo Photo Flash: Pride Films and Plays Presents HURRICANE DAMAGE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 25, 2018

In HURRICANE DAMAGE, a world-premiere dramedy by Kevin Brofsky, long-time partners Dennis and Oscar are veterans of the 1970's New York gay scene now living on Florida's Gulf Coast. When they're visited by their old friend Norman, a photographer who has remained single, bittersweet memories of their glory days in Manhattan return. 

Cast Announced for World Premiere of HURRICANE DAMAGE Photo Cast Announced for World Premiere of HURRICANE DAMAGE
by Julie Musbach - Jun 22, 2018

Casting is complete for HURRICANE DAMAGE, a world-premiere dramedy by the New York-based playwright Kevin Brofsky that will be the fourth entry in Pride Films and Plays' five-show PAC Pride Fest. HURRICANE DAMAGE, opening on August 3 after previews on August 1 and 2, concerns two long-time partners, veterans of the 1970's gay scene in New York, living on Florida's Gulf Coast. Dennis and Oscar are visited by an old friend of those days, a photographer named Norman who has remained single and brings back bittersweet memories of their glory days in Manhattan.  The couple will be played by company member Charles A. Berglund as Dennis and Danne W. Taylor as Oscar.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Kelsey Theatre for Yardley Players' WIZARD OF OZ Photo Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Kelsey Theatre for Yardley Players' WIZARD OF OZ
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2018

The whole family will be off to see the Wizard as The Yardley Players present the "The Wizard of Oz" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Evening performances of this exciting stage adaptation are: Friday, July 13, and Saturdays, July 14 and 21 at 8 p.m. Matinee performances are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22.

Get on Board for Laughs as Theater To Go Presents TWENTIETH CENTURY Photo Get on Board for Laughs as Theater To Go Presents TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Julie Musbach - Jan 2, 2018

It's time to travel back to the 1930s for a rollicking good time on the rails as Theater To Go presents Ken Ludwig's Twentieth Century at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. A train trip from Chicago to New York City has lots riding on it including the future of a legendary producer and his Broadway show. Show times for this comedy classic are Fridays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.

Pride Arts Center to Host Pre-Pride Parade Breakfast and Rally
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Pride Arts Center - located right on the parade route - will celebrate its first Pride Parade with a free light breakfast of coffee, snacks, and camaraderie beginning at 10 am on Sunday, June 25 in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center at 4139 N. Broadway.

Pierrot Productions to Bring 'JACQUES BREL' to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Ring in the New Year with a musical revue that will delight and surprise you - and even offer up some words of wisdom for the times we live in. Pierrot Productions presents 'Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris' at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Todays, Jan. 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Jan. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Pierrot Productions to Bring 'JACQUES BREL' to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Ring in the New Year with a musical revue that will delight and surprise you - and even offer up some words of wisdom for the times we live in. Pierrot Productions presents 'Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris' at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, Jan. 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Jan. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Pride Films and Plays Presents Workshop of New Musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Pride Films and Plays presents a special workshop of the gorgeous new musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Monro and book by Adam Mathias.

Pride Films and Plays to Present Workshop of New Musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Pride Films and Plays presents a special workshop of the gorgeous new musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Monro and book by Adam Mathias.

PFP to Stage Chicago Premiere of TEN DOLLAR HOUSE
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 15, 2015

Pride Films & Plays is excited to announce casting for the Chicago premiere of Ten Dollar House by Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer which will be directed by Michael D. Graham, and running at Piccolo Theatre in Evanston from January 7 to 31. The press opening is Saturday, January 9 at 7:30 pm.

Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE Opens Tonight at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Giant Cherry Productions in association with Glitterati Productions presents the U.S. premiere of The Glass Protege, written by Dylan Costello with direction by John Nasca. Press opening is set for tonight, February 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, Ilinois.

Cast Announced for Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE, Opening 2/26 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Giant Cherry Productions in association with Glitterati Productions presents the U.S. premiere of The Glass Protege, written by Dylan Costello with direction by John Nasca. Press opening is set for February 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, Ilinois.

THE GLASS PROTEGE Coming to Theater Wit in 2015
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 14, 2014

Giant Cherry Productions will bring its signature production The Glass Protege to Chicago theater audiences. Writer Dylan Costello first connected with the Chicago theater community when his play Hello Norma Jeane was one of five finalists in Pride Films and Plays' 2011 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Pride Films and Plays' SOME MEN, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays presents the Chicago premiere of Some Men by Terrence McNally. The cast includes PFP Artistic Associates Patrick Rybarczyk and Nelson Rodriguez, and Artistic Ensemble Members David Besky, Sam Button-Harrison, Tom Chiola, Edward Fraim, and Jude Hansen. They are joined by Ben Burke, Jeremy Sonkin, and Robert Ayres to become an ensemble of 10 playing over three dozen characters. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!

Pride Films and Plays Sets Cast for SOME MEN, Running 8/14-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Pride Films and Plays has announced an exciting cast for the Chicago premiere of Some Men by Terrence McNally. The cast includes PFP Artistic Associates Patrick Rybarczyk and Nelson Rodriguez, and Artistic Ensemble Members David Besky, Sam Button-Harrison, Tom Chiola, Edward Fraim, and Jude Hansen. They are joined by Ben Burke, Jeremy Sonkin, and Robert Ayres to become an ensemble of 10 playing over three dozen characters.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SOME MEN at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Pride Films and Plays presents the Chicago premiere of Some Men by Terrence McNally. The cast includes PFP Artistic Associates Patrick Rybarczyk and Nelson Rodriguez, and Artistic Ensemble Members David Besky, Sam Button-Harrison, Tom Chiola, Edward Fraim, and Jude Hansen. They are joined by Ben Burke, Jeremy Sonkin, and Robert Ayres to become an ensemble of 10 playing over three dozen characters. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!

Pride Films and Plays Sets Cast for SOME MEN, Running 8/14-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Pride Films and Plays has announced an exciting cast for the Chicago premiere of Some Men by Terrence McNally. The cast includes PFP Artistic Associates Patrick Rybarczyk and Nelson Rodriguez, and Artistic Ensemble Members David Besky, Sam Button-Harrison, Tom Chiola, Edward Fraim, and Jude Hansen. They are joined by Ben Burke, Jeremy Sonkin, and Robert Ayres to become an ensemble of 10 playing over three dozen characters.

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