One-Night-Only LA Performance, Co-Presented by?LeAnn Rimes?and The Ben Patrick Johnson Foundation with Rimes and GMCLA to Perform
LOS ANGELES,?Jan. 14, 2013?/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Gay Men’s Chorus of?Los Angeles?(GMCLA) kicks off its nationwide production,?it gets better tour, inspired by the It Gets Better Project? on?Friday, February 1st?at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre at?8pm, with a solo performance by?LeAnn Rimes?, along with GMCLA to perform two songs and celebrity attendance; tickets range from?$50?? 150; for more information:?www.itgetsbettertour.org
“It is so important to continue to get the message that ‘It Gets Better’ to everyone out there that has ever felt like an outcast, struggled with their sense of self or felt alone,” Rimes said. “As a longtime supporter of the GMCLA, I jumped at the chance to be a part of this night and this significant message.”
Written and directed by?Liesel Reinhart?with musical direction by?Morton Kier?, the?it gets better tour?features an ensemble cast of six actors (?Jason Currie?,?Tyler Houston?,?Tod Macofsky?,?Mario Mosley?,?Sacha Sacket?, and?Drew Tablak?) whose real-life stories of growing up gay are woven into the production.
In the week leading up to the performance of the musical?it gets better, the creative team will work in the community and at LA area schools with an outreach program designed exclusively for this production.
The?it gets better tour?features a combination of original songs and songs by a who’s who of popular recording artists, including Rimes, Gnarls Barkley,?Kelly Clarkson?,?Alanis Morissette?, and songwriter?Diane Warren?. The show premiered at the?University of Iowa?in October to rave reviews and goes on a nationwide tour following the LA performance with stops including?Lawrence, Kansas;?Seattle, Washington; and at Penn State in?University Park, Pennsylvania, among others.
Over 33 years, GMCLA has built an international reputation for musical excellence while remaining deeply rooted in service to the community. In partnership with the It Gets Better Project, GMCLA’s original production?it gets better tourbegan a U.S. tour this past fall, giving hope and support to LGBT youth and furthering their mission to change hearts and minds through the power of music.?www.gmcla.org