Congrats to Fellow Theatre Nebulites on Jeff Award Nominations!

2013 Jeff Nominations [Colette & Tom]

Theatre Nebula would like to give heartfelt congratulations to Colette Todd and Tom Vendafreddo on their recent 2012-2013 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award Nominations.  Colette is nominated as Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Musical, for her superb work as Giulietta Trapani in the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre‘s production of Aspects of Love.  Tom is nominated for his wonderful work in the Best Musical Direction category for Bohemian Theatre Ensemble‘s production of  The Spitfire Grill.

Colette has graced the Theatre Nebula stage in the roles of  Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Mina Harker in Frank Wildhorn’s Dracula: The Musical, and Necile in our annual holiday production of  The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.  Theatre Nebula audiences will remember Tom in the title role of  Watermeyer, The Musical! Tom has also been the Piano Accompanying Host, performing his one of a kind piano, singing, and schtick at all of our Live Karaoke Fundraiser nights.

The 40th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area will be held on Monday, June 3, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage, Chicago.  The roster includes 120 nominations in 25 categories for productions that opened between April 1, 2012, and March 31, 2013.

The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract.  Jeff judges attended opening nights of 146 productions offered by 65 Non-Equity producing organizations.  The judges recommended 54 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Thirty-three theatre companies received nominations.

We all are happy for Colette and Tom’s great work with our theatre company and congratulate them on the recognition of their work with these other fine theatre companies.