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Trevor the Musical

Trevor the Musical

New York, NY
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About Trevor the Musical

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 in the wrong spotlight, Trevor must summon the courage to forge his own path.

Playing at the spacious, newly built Stage 42 in New York (featuring stadium seating for the best possible views), Trevor is a funny and heartwarming story of self-discovery. Trevor will remind you to live your best life with a ton of passion… and a touch of pizzazz.

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He’s coming into his own — and stepping into the spotlight. The New York premiere of Trevor: The Musical is happening off Broadway at the Daryl Roth Theatre with a whole lot of pizzazz. Get Trevor: The Musical tickets on TodayTix.

The Trevor musical is based on a 1994 film by Celeste Lecesne and directed by Peggy Rajski. Like in the film, the musical’s 13-year-old titular character doesn’t fit in among his peers in 1981 suburban America. He is a diehard Diana Ross fan, he loves performing in school plays — and he’s gay. His parents try to ignore these qualities and his friends bully him, making Trevor struggle even more with his identity. The show, with compassionate humor, sees Trevor finding his own courage to be proud of who he is.

The new Trevor: The Musical Off-Broadway production features an entirely different creative team from the film, helmed by Marc Bruni as director. Dan Collins provides the book and lyrics for Julianne Wick Davis’s score, and Joshua Prince choreographs. Their musical was first staged at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois in 2017 before making the move to New York.

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What to Watch For

  • 13-year-old Holden William Hagelberger, who stars as Trevor, is making his New York theatre debut. Hailing from Sugarland, Texas, he was chosen through a virtual casting call that received more than 1,300 submissions.
  • The 1994 short film Trevor, which the musical is based on, tied for the 1995 Academy Award for Best Short Subject. Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life took home the award alongside Trevor.
  • Trevor is the namesake of nonprofit organization The Trevor Project. The organization operates a crisis hotline where LGBT youth can seek 24/7 mental health and suicide prevention care from professionals. The film’s writer (Celeste Lecesne), director (Peggy Rajski), and producer (Randy Stone) founded TTP in 1998 when they searched for such a hotline to share during a showing of Trevor on HBO and found none existed.
  • Director Marc Bruni is perhaps best known for directing Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. He helmed the show’s Broadway, West End, UK tour, and Australia productions. The musical won Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Awards, and Bruni won the Helpmann Award and Green Room Award for Best Direction of a Musical in Australia for his work.
  • Trevor is one of multiple recent musicals to highlight the stories of LGBT youth. Trevor shares themes with shows like The Prom, which premiered on Broadway in 2018, and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, a 2017 West End musical. Conversely from Trevor, those two shows began as stage musicals and were later turned into films.
Start date

October 25th, 2021

End date

January 2nd, 2022




Stage 42


The musical Trevor is based on the 1995 Academy Award winning short film of the same name that led to the creation of The Trevor Project, a 24/7 helpline for LGBTQ+ youth.


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