As part of its celebration of Pride Month, Disney+ has shared new information and the first trailer for the upcoming film “Trevor: The Musical.”
Set in the 1980s, Trevor is a story about navigating adolescence in suburbia with dreams of making it big in show business. When an embarrassing incident at school suddenly puts him under the wrong spotlight, Trevor must summon the courage to forge his own path.
At its core, Trevor is a funny, moving story about self-discovery and the power of acceptance. Ultimately, the lesson is the kids are all right and one should be free to live your best life with all the passion you bring… and a touch of pizzazz.
Based on the 1994 Academy Award winning 23-minute film, Trevor, directed by Peggy Rajski. This film led to the creation of The Trevor Project–a nationally accredited 24/7 LGBTQ suicide prevention hotline.
The effort to make the short film into a full-length musical began in 2013 with workshops leading to an opening of Trevor, the musical, at Writers Theatre in Glencoe, IL in August 2017.
After breaking all the box office records at Writers, the musical had a few tweaks and moved to New York’s Stage 42. It was this production that was filmed for the movie.
Disney has released an all-new trailer for “Trevor: The Musical” which you can watch here:
About Trevor: The Musical
Thirteen-year-old Holden William Hagelberger stars as “Trevor” in “Trevor: The Musical.” The 19-member company of “Trevor: The Musical” also features Mark Aguirre, Aaron Alcaraz, Ava Briglia, Sammy Dell, Tyler Joseph Gay, Ellie Kim, Colin Konstanty, Brigg Liberman, Diego Lucano, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Isabel Medina, Echo Deva Picone, Dan Rosales, Aryan Simhadri, Yasmeen Sulieman, Sally Wilfert, Aeriel Williams, and Jarrod Zimmerman.
“Trevor: The Musical” features a book and lyrics by Dan Collins (“Southern Comfort”) and music by Julianne Wick Davis (“Southern Comfort”). Direction is by Marc Bruni (“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”) and choreography is by Josh Prince (“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”). “Trevor: The Musical” was lead produced Off Broadway by Roy Furman and John Ambrosino/Josie Bray/Mark Woods.
The filmed version of the musical, which will premiere exclusively on Disney+, was directed by Robin Mishkin Abrams. Filming was produced by RadicalMedia with Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick, Meredith Bennett, and Jonathan Meyers serving as executive producers.
Preorder the Original Cast Recording for Trevor on Amazon ahead of its release on June 24.
Disney is showcasing “Trevor: The Musical” as part of its Disney+ Pride Collection. It launches today for Pride Month and features “Glee,” “OUT,” “Better Nate Than Ever,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Howard,” “West Side Story (2021),” and more.