The New York premiere of Trevor the Musical will open at Stage 42 in fall 2021, with performances beginning October 25. Trevor tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

Trevor is a musical based on an original story and screenplay by Celeste Lecesne for the 1994 Academy Award-winning short film, Trevor, which was directed by Peggy Rajski and produced by Randy Stone and Peggy Rajski. The story’s titular character is a 13-year-old boy in 1981, who discovers that he is gay when he develops a crush on a classmate. Aside from this, he is obsessed with Diana Ross and enjoys performing in student theatre — because of all these attributes combined, Trevor’s friends bully him and his parents openly disapprove.

The story is ultimately one of self-acceptance and discovery, one that won an Oscar for Best Short Subject at the 1995 Academy Awards. (The film shared the prize with Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life.) The film is also the namesake of The Trevor Project, founded by Lecesne, Rajski, and Stone. The nonprofit organization operates a 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention hotline for LGBT youth to receive help from trained counselors.

The new musical adaptation of Trevor off-Broadway, directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Josh Prince, features a book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis. The show had its world premiere at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois in 2017, prior to transferring to Stage 42 for its New York premiere.

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About Trevor:

The time has come for him to break out of his shell… The time has come for you to meet TREVOR. It’s 1981 in America, and Trevor Nelson is busy navigating adolescence in suburbia while dreaming of a life in show business. When an embarrassing incident at school suddenly puts him under the wrong spotlight, Trevor must summon the courage to forge his own path. A deeply moving and funny story of self-discovery and the power of acceptance, Trevor is about living your best life with a ton of passion… and a touch of pizzazz.

Book & Lyrics by Dan Collins and Music by Julianne Wick Davis
Roy Furman, John Ambrosino, Josie Bray & Mark Woods
Marc Bruni
Peter Kaczorowski
Brian Ronan and Cody Spencer
Donyale Werle
Joshua Prince
Mara Blumenfeld
Other info:
Music Direction by Matt Deitchman and Orchestrations by Greg Pliska
Trevor Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 25, 2021
Opening date: 
November 10, 2021
Booking to: 
December 19, 2021
December 19, 2021
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Latest Trevor News & Features

Trevor: The Musical
'Trevor: The Musical' closes early off Broadway
December 20, 2021

Trevor: The Musical has ended its Off-Broadway run. On the morning of December 20, the show, which was originally booking at Stage 42 through April 2022, announced a closing date of January 2. Later that day, the show canceled its final two weeks of performances after Covid-19 cases were detected in the company.

Holden William Hagelberger
Newcomer Holden William Hagelberger to play the title role in ‘Trevor: The Musical” off Broadway
September 10, 2021

Holden William Hagelberger, a 13-year-old Sugarland, Texas native, will play the title role in Trevor: The Musical off Broadway. Hagelberger was cast from a virtual nationwide casting call that received more than 1,300 submissions. Trevor: The Musical follows an imaginative young boy who struggles with his identity and fitting in as he grows into a teenager. The musical is based on Celeste Lecesne’s original story that became an Academy Award-winning short film with the same name.

Photo credit: Trevor the Musical cast (Photo courtesy of Trevor the Musical)
‘Trevor’ musical to receive New York premiere this fall
June 8, 2021

The New York premiere of Trevor will open off-Broadway in the fall, after it was postponed due to the pandemic.

Our Trevor Review

How do you turn a quirky 17-minute flick about a 13-year-old grappling with his sexuality and thoughts of self-harm into an old-school two-act musical? Trevor, an earnest and well-acted but only sometimes satisfying production at Stage 42, provides an answer. Based on a 1994 Oscar-winning short film that spawned The Trevor Project, a 24/7 LGBTQ crisis intervention and suicide prevention group... Read more