Trevor Joins the MTI Family

Trevor Joins the MTI Family

Music Theatre International is pleased to announce Trevor is joining our family!

With book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, the musical Trevor is based on the 1995 Academy Award winning short film of the same name which was directed by Peggy Rajski, produced by Randy Stone and Peggy Rajski and had an original screenplay by Celeste Lecesne.

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. A deeply moving and funny story of self-discovery and the power of acceptance, Trevor is about living your best life with a ton of passion… and a touch of pizzazz.

The musical had its world premiere at The Writers Theatre in Chicago and made its Off-Broadway debut last November.

Drew Cohen, President and CEO of Music Theatre International stated, “We are thrilled to be able to offer Trevor to theaters and schools everywhere. Seeing the show in New York last year, it was clear that this was not only a funny and moving crowd-pleaser, but a show that actors would have a great time performing. Trevor delivers an important message of friendship, acceptance, and the need to be true to oneself in a lighthearted but meaningful way. There are countless Trevors — and audiences — who will love this incredible musical.”

“Writing Trevor has been a labor of love.  Equal parts deeply personal and inspiringly universal, it contains a message that is as urgent today as it was decades ago,” said the show’s authors Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis. “Over the course of our creative process, Trevor’s story has continually pulled an incredibly passionate and talented community into its ever-expanding orbit.  We are so thrilled to be adding MTI to that family in order to bring the story to wider audiences and further amplify Trevor’s joyful voice and spirit!”

While the show is not yet available for licensing, theatres are encouraged to visit the MTI show page and click “Follow” to be alerted about upcoming news and licensing announcements. International restrictions apply.

Watch on Disney+

A filmed version of the critically acclaimed Off Broadway production of Trevor will debut exclusively on Disney+ Friday, June 24.

About the Trevor Project

In 1998, director Peggy Rajski brought fellow filmmakers Randy Stone and Celeste Lecesne together to found The Trevor Project, a 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention hotline for lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.