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Pictured: Eli Tokash
Writers Theatre has announced the full cast for the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals.
Joining previously announced cast members Ariana Burks (Ensemble), Isabel Kaegi (Ensemble), Eloise Lushina (Mary), Carly Meyer (Ensemble), Jhardon DiShon Milton (Jack), Reilly Oh (Jason), Salisha Thomas (Diana Ross), Matthew Uzarraga (Walter), Tori Whaples (Cathy), and Jarrod Zimmerman (Dad/Father Joe/Others) are Nathaniel Braga (Ensemble), Declan Desmond (Pinky), Timothy Eidman (Ensemble), Sophie Grimm (Mom/Mrs. Kerr), Maya Lou Hlava (Frannie), Justin O’Brien (Ensemble), Jerome Riley, Jr. (Ensemble), Eli Tokash (Trevor), and Graydon Peter Yosowitz (Trevor).
Based on the story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film, the charity and the national movement, TREVOR the musical is a coming-of-age story about identity, emerging sexuality and the struggles of growing up in a world that may not be ready for you.
“TREVOR the musical represents an important step in the evolution of Writers Theatre,” said Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. “This ambitious new musical, which we are producing in association with U Rock Theatricals, takes our literary development initiative into a whole new arena. Director Marc Bruni has assembled a superb team of local and national artists. He brings his sophisticated ability to develop new work to the table, along with his trademark gifts for precision in dramaturgy and creating a nurturing and joyous process. Based on Peggy Rajski’s Oscar-winning film, book writer Dan Collins and composer Julianne Wick Davis will transport us all back to our adolescence, and into a world of heartache, hilarity and humanism. This is an important story to share and an important time to tell it.”
TREVOR the musical runs August 9th – September 17th. For more information visit writerstheatre.org.