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“Thank you Chicago theater, where we get our actors, designers and our technicians,” Corti said while accepting his directing award for Sweeney Todd. “Also, I have to tell you, half of Aurora is here tonight. The mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin, is here. Hercle the crossing guard is here. They’re all here! This is a great night ladies and gentleman. Thank you so much!”
“We were honored to have so many of our Paramount family of artists nominated this year in so many categories. It’s a testament to the talent, dedication and creativity of these wonderful people,” said Paramount Theatre President and CEO Tim Rater. “Taking home the Jeff for the Best Large Musical for the third-year in a row is beyond words. I’m proud of every person that worked on Sweeney Todd and I’m thankful to have such an amazing group of people who poured their hearts and souls into this show.”
Just three seasons ago, the Jeff Committee recognized that if its mission was to judge the best professional theater in all of Chicagoland, then it needed to expand its boundaries to include the Paramount. In its first year of eligibility, Paramount was honored with an unprecedented 16 nominations, winning five for Les Misérables, including Production-Musical-Large and Director for Corti. Last season, Paramount earned 14 Jeff nominations and won three, including Musical-Large for West Side Story, marking Paramount’s second consecutive Jeff Award for Best Large Musical.
To see the full list of 2016-17 Equity Jeff Award winners, visit jeffawards.org
More about Paramount’s 2017-18 Broadway Series
Paramount’s 2017-18 Broadway Musical Series launched in September with a box office smash, Million Dollar Quartet. Still to come are Elf The Musical (November 22, 2017-January 7, 2018
), Cabaret (February 7–March 18, 2018
) and Once (April 25-June 3, 2018
). The Paramount Theatre is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd
. in the heart of downtown Aurora. For subscriptions and single tickets, visit ParamountAurora.com
, or stop by the Paramount box office Monday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and two hours prior to evening performances.