It Gets Better Touring Company Presents a Week of Events In Westchester

It Gets Better brings the experience and message of the online It Gets Better Project to communities and audiences by blending music, theatre, and multimedia into a work for the stage, produced by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts. 

Join It Gets Better and The LOFT as we collaborate to bring you a week of educational workshops in the community that will culminate in a moving musical theater performance – equal parts wit, whimsy, empowerment, and inspiration – featuring real stories from gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight allies from around the country!

Click below for a full breakdown of the events happening.

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It Gets Better Welcome Reception
Monday, March 2, 6pm-8pm at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
A community welcome reception for the cast of the It Gets Better Tour. LGBTQ community members, service providers, and allies from Purchase College and the region are invited to an informal evening of networking. Meet, mingle, and help welcome to the cast to Westchester! Free and open to the public.
RSVP required. Click here.

The It Gets Better World Cafe
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30pm - 9:30pm at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
World Café conversations allow diverse groups an opportunity to share ideas and experiences toward a better understanding of an issue within a community. As the conversation progresses, participants move toward visioning about future possibilities. Members of the It Gets Better touring company will facilitate, and stakeholders and allies in the LGBTQ community are invited to attend this round-table discussion. Please come ready to have an active conversation on the climate for the LGBTQ community in our region. Free and open to the public.
RSVP required. Click here.

The Community Chorus
Our Community Chorus will be anchored by the The LOFT’s Pride Chorus. This powerful collaboration between company artists and community singers culminates in the chorus joining the It Gets Better cast on-stage as an integral part of the March 6 performance. There will be 2 two-hour rehearsals during the week and a technical rehearsal the day of the show, under the direction of the Company Music Director. If you are interested in participating in The Community Chorus contact scott@loftgaycenter.org or #914-948-2932 x12. 

 

It Gets Better Arts-In-Education 

Thursday, March 5, 11am at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for: Grades: 7 – 12  

It Gets Better brings the experience and message of the online It Gets Better Project to the stage as a moving musical theater performance – equal parts wit, whimsy, empowerment, and inspiration – featuring real stories from gay, lesbian, transgender, and straight allies from around the country.For more info contact Ian Driver at ian.driver@purchase.edu


It Gets Better Performance
Friday, March 6, 8pm at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
A moving musical theater performance – equal parts wit, whimsy, empowerment, and inspiration – featuring real stories from gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight allies from around the country.
Performance tickets: $50 / $35 / $24.
Call 914-251-6200 or click here to purchase tickets. (Group discount available for groups of 15 or more.)

The LOFT's SpringFest Dinner Dance
Saturday, March 7th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at The LOFT LGBT Community Center
SpringFest is back and this year will be featuring an evening of piano cabaret with the cast of It Gets Better.  The LOFT's SpringFest Dinner & Dance is an annual Tradition to honor our fabulous volunteers.  The cast will be performing collective and individual selections from the musical theatre canon and they encouraging audience members to take the mic. Ticket prices are $10.00 for members & for kids under 12, $20 for non-members.
Purchase tickets here. Volunteers get in for FREE with RSVP to Ryan Kirrane at ryan@loftgaycenter.org or by phone at 914-948-2932 ext 14. Volunteers who do not RSVP will have to purchase a ticket.