It Gets Better is the upbeat, exciting, and funny narrative and musical that includes moments of pain and pathos from the "It Gets Better" you tube videos and project, started by Seattle's Dan Savage. The work explores what "better" means for LGBT youth through stories, songs and multimedia on an array of challenging themes. With its unqualified support of all young people, It Gets Better creates and unites allies in solidarity against the pervasive (and growing) climate of bullying and teen violence.
A 6-member cast of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) will partner with the UW Chorale, from the University of Washington, and over the course of a one-week residency, these artists will collaborate with other local performers, citizens, and educational and government institutions in building a community performance responding to the issue of bullying in local schools, culminating with a staged musical program at The Moore Theatre on February 23rd. The tickets sales from this event will help fund the week-long activities planned to illustrate the importance of standing up against bullying and teen violence.
It Gets Better Theater Project plays at The Moore Theatre, February 23rd @ 8PM. Tickets range from $12.50- $72.50 (not including fees) and can be purchased at the following locations: The Paramount Theatre Box Office (M-F, 10-6), 24-hour kiosks at The Paramount and MooreTheatres, online at www.Tickets.com, or at Sonic Boom Records, located in Ballard, and by phone at 877-784-4849. All Ages, Bar/ w Valid I.D.
Monday, February 18
1:00 - 1:15pm
It Gets Better Cast sings at Pike Place Market
85 Pike Street
While you're shopping in Pike Place Market on President's Day, come find the cast of It Gets Better live, singing select songs from the show. The cast will be under the iconic Market clock, next to the world famous Pike Place Fish Market.
Purr Cocktail Lounge Karaoke
1528 11th Ave N
*Open to the public 21+
Join the cast of It Gets Better Live as they shake up their classic chorale repertoire with their favorite Karaoke hits!
Tuesday, February 19
Garfield HS Program (private event)
400 23rd Ave Seattle 98122, Quincy Jones Perf. Center
It Gets Better World Café
*Free and Open to all!
The Vera Project, Seattle Center Campus, corner of W Republican St & Warren Ave. N (North of Key Arena, South of Seattle Repertory)
Join the It Gets Better cast and a panel of Community and City Leaders in a solutions-oriented discussion aimed toward offering suggestions for what we can do in our own homes, schools, and backyards to support and encourage our youth that It Does Get Better.
Panel members include: Senator Ed Murray, Riz Rollins (KEXP DJ), Raven Taylor (Queer Youth Space & Youth Speaks), Jeff Hedgepeth (Pride Foundation Executive), Detective Kim Bogucki (Seattle Police), and Reverend Kathleen Weber (Trinity United Methodist Church). Panel discussion will be followed by small roundtable discussions with the audience.
About STG: Our mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region's cultural identity while keeping three historic venues, The Paramount, Moore and Neptune, alive and vibrant. STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and jazz, to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at these three iconic theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound region and in Portland, Oregon.
Seattle Theatre Group Education and Community Programs extend beyond The Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatre stages and into the lives of the greater Seattle community. Each season, STG offers over 200 education engagements impacting over 24,000 students and community members.