Choir Boy – ACT & The 5th Avenue Theatre @ ACT Theatre (Downtown Seattle)
By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Jamil Jude
A co-production of ACT and The 5th Avenue Theatre
A Play with Music
For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical Black men. One talented student, Pharus Young, has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?
This riveting show is an intersectional coming-of-age story and a powerful examination of personal identity against institutional traditions: here, being black and queer in a prestigious all-male prep school. From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight, Choir Boy electrified Broadway with its soaring gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances.
(Previews 9/11-14, opens 9/15)
Tickets ($5-$89 depending on section, with sliding scale on select tickets available to all) here.
Pay-what-you-choose ($5-$50) advance tickets for select seats available at all performances at ticket link above. Same-day rush tickets available in person. See discount ticket information here.