Things To Do In Chicago: Choir Boy Musical
If you are looking for something to do. You don’t want to miss this thing to do in Chicago! Choir Boy is the musical playing at the Stepphen Wolf Theater in Chicago IL.
If you are interested in seeing this amazing show! Tickets are on sale, and you can get them through GoldStar. The show is running from June 16 to July 3, 2022.
Goldstar is a privately held event discovery service. Based in Pasadena, California. That sells tickets to leisure activities such as live entertainment, and theatre. Concerts, dance, film screenings, and sporting events.
For one thing, Choir Boy is not a “musical” – though it is a “play with music.”
What’s the difference?
Songs in a “play with music” are filmic to the plot. Meaning they occur as part of the story’s action. A singer sings, a band plays; here, an a cappella choir rehearses and performs – because that’s what they do. Make no mistake: these young men can SING.
Choir Boy: TONY NOMINATED FOR BEST PLAY
ABOUT THIS SHOW
Choir Boy is a coming-of-age story… a story about responses to human differences and to bullying. By multifaceted characters. Whose lives hold together by the Gospel music they sing beautifully together. And the humanity they and we all share.
Pharus Young is a senior at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys.
An establishment focused on “serious areas of strength for building, people of color.” Where he attempts to be the best head of the school’s renowned choir in its 50-year history.
In any case, in a world based on customs and ceremonies. Would it be an innovative idea for him to adjust to the expectations of his friends to get the respect he looks for?
Its message extends far beyond the halls of a high school.
Capturing a coming-of-age chapter from a life affected by politics. Choir Boy presents a powerful story that examines personal identity against institutional traditions.
Here, being black and queer in a prestigious all-male prep school. Emotionally, it covers the full spectrum – including plenty of pockets for laughter.
Composed by Oscar-winning ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight). This Tony-nominated play strung all through with soul-blending a cappella gospel psalms.
Is the tale of a youthful gay individual of color and his fight between identity and community.
Choir Boy is a poem of serious reflection to calm resistance. Loaded up with the sound of yearning and aspiration. It is an affection tune in pianissimo to the concealed heart that thumps inside every one of us.
This show moves: you’re in and out in a little over 90 minutes. But make a post-show plan because you’re going to want to discuss it.
CHOIR BOY CAST & ARTISTS
- Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney
- Director Kent Gash
- Scenic Designer Arnel Sancianco
- Costume Designer Kara Harmon
- Lighting Designer Jason Lynch
- Sound Designer Pornchanok (Nok) Kanchanabanca
- Company Voice & Text Coach Stan Brown
- Production Stage Manager Laura D. Glenn
“For playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, art isn’t just for amusement, escapism, or cultural critique. It’s necessary” – Entertainment Weekly
“… the choral music is rich and rousing” – New York Stage Review
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GRAND PRODUCTION SPONSORS
Dennis and Karen Chookaszian
INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTION SPONSORS
Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior
Douglas R. Brown and Rachel Kraft
Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall
Choir Boy is supported by the Richard and Mary L. Gray Production Endowment Fund.
Accessibility Services sponsored by John Hart and Carol Prins
VACCINATION AND MASK POLICY
Steppenwolf is part of the growing coalition of Chicagoland performing arts venues and producers that have agreed upon COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements for all audiences, artists, and staff. Learn more about Steppenwolf’s policies at steppenwolf.org/welcomeback.
Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about the subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness, or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614