Arts & Culture

‘It Gets Better’ Theater Project Comes to Seattle

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The It Gets Better theater project 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. It Gets Better is a music and theater production, presented by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, aimed at energizing community awareness and support around the issues of bullying and harassment.

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, the 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 to a staged musical program at The Moore Theatre on Saturday, February 23.

The tickets sales from this event will help fund the weeklong activities planned to illustrate the importance of standing up against bullying and teen violence.

Learn more about the It Gets Better Project HERE. Purchase tickets for the February 23 performance at The Moore Theatre HERE. Or you can take part in one of these local events:

It Gets Better Company Karaoke Night!
Monday, February 18
9:00pm
Purr Cocktail Lounge
1518 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Come sing along with the fabulous LA Men’s Chorus! 21+.

It Gets Better – World Café
Tuesday, February 19
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Vera Project
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Hear a Panel of Community Leaders start the discussion, followed by a roundtable and in depth discussion in smaller groups. Topics will include “What is ‘It Gets Better’?” “How does this program help young LGBTQ youth?” and “What can we do as people who create impact in our community?” Guest panelists will include Jeff Hedgepeth (Pride Foundation) and Raven Taylor (Seattle Queer Youth Space & Youth Speaks). The event is free and open to the public.

It Gets Better – School Programs
Tuesday, February 19 (Garfield High School) and
Wednesday, February 20 (TOPS K-8)

Schools will have an opportunity to see scenes from the live production of It Gets Better, hear company members’ personal stories, song selections followed by a Q&A with the audience.

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