As part of the celebration of Pride Month 2022, Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the original cast recording of Trevor in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 24, to coincide with the debut of the Disney+ filmed version of the Off-Broadway production on the same day. The nineteen-track album was produced by Kurt Deutsch and Matt Deitchman, with orchestrations by Greg Pliska. For customers who pre-order or pre-save the digital album, two tracks (“Overture/Do You Know” and “On with the Show”) are now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.
Based on the 1994 Oscar-winning short film Trevor, written by Celeste Lecesne, directed by Peggy Rajski, and produced by Randy Stone, Trevor: The Musical, with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince, played Off-Broadway at Stage 42 from October 25-December 29, 2021. It tells the empowering coming-of-age and coming-out story of the eponymous teenager in 1981 suburbia, as he navigates adolescence, self-discovery, bullying, and the importance of acceptance, while dreaming of a life in show business.
Thirteen-year-old Holden William Hagelberger was cast in the title role following a national virtual casting call with over 1300 submissions. His exuberant, empathetic, and funny lead performance was supported by the excellent nineteen-member company of 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.
Founded by Rajski, Stone, and Lecesne, The Trevor Project – the world’s largest crisis intervention organization and suicide prevention hotline (866-488-7386) for LGBTQ youths – was also created as a result of the original Trevor film (and is not affiliated with the musical). To preview the upcoming Disney+ movie of the uplifting 2021 Off-Broadway stage production, you can watch the trailer below; it’s entertaining, significant, and lifesaving: