Choir Boy, by the Academy Award winning writer of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney, arrives at Canberra Theatre Centre in March on its Australian premiere season.
Determined to make his mark, Pharus Young is hell-bent on being the best choir leader in the 50-year history of Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys. In a world built on dusty rites and rituals, how can he maintain his shine while trying to conform to masculine expectations and gain the respect of the choristers he leads?
Choir Boy is a Tony Award nominated play – threaded throughout with soul-stirring a cappella gospel hymns. It is a moving story of sexuality, race, hope, gospel music, and a young gay man finding his voice. The play premiered in 2012 at London’s Royal Court Theatre, before seasons across the USA and a successful Broadway production.
Directors Dino Dimitriadis (Overflow, Cleansed) and Zindzi Okenyo (seven methods of killing kylie jenner, Orange Thrower) lead a sensational Australian and International team. Music Direction by Allen René Louis (Broadway Inspirational Voices) blends the language of high school hallways with the soulful sounds of gospel for an unforgettable night at the theatre.
Choir Boy acknowledges the support of the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.
What: Choir Boy
When: From 29 March to 2 April 2023
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601
Cost: $69.00 plus transaction fee. Get tickets here.