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.
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.
Tickets to Trevor are available now. Get Trevor tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.
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.