Trevor: The Musical
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Trevor: The Musical
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Trevor: The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(126 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
13%
Negative
5%
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Entertaining, Relevant, Funny, Delightful, Great staging

This new musical centers around 13-year-old Trevor, a force of nature with a vivid imagination.

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Member Reviews (126)

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876 Reviews | 904 Followers
75
Whimsical, Fun, Entertaining

See it if Entertaining and well done. Time passes fast. Good story with a heartwarming message.

Don't see it if You want something with more depth. Some voices could be better...

851 Reviews | 1007 Followers
75
Enjoyable, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy LGBTQ+ stories. An enjoyable night out.

Don't see it if Some of the voices are not the best, songs are forgettable but it was still entertaining and I wanted to know how it would end.

946 Reviews | 387 Followers
89
Great staging, Relevant, Resonant, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a surprisingly bright bouncy flashy musical about the very dark subject of young gay suicide. Handles delicate matters well.

Don't see it if You don’t like children actors. This is FULL of them. I think they are all talented but it’s definitely a different sound. Read more

971 Reviews | 227 Followers
74
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if It could have been more great staging, half the songs hit, half do not.

Don't see it if You want a great musical from start to finish.

796 Reviews | 219 Followers
80
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you'd like an honest look at being a young gay teen in 1981 and enjoy a well choreographed and sung review of the highs and lows experienced

Don't see it if you expect a lot of tuneful songs - here the songs tell the story well, but they are not memorable.

539 Reviews | 1875 Followers
68
Entertaining, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if Pretty good but more an after school special with un-memorable songs. The main kid was great.

Don't see it if You want a rich, original story. This is thin.

741 Reviews | 123 Followers
75
Charmingly staged, great choreography, longer than necessary, thought provoking, somewhat predicable

See it if you like message musicals with lots of dancing by a huge & talented cast. Its a good evening in the theater

Don't see it if you dislike musicals built on a formulaic structure. The predicability is mildly disappointing considering how very well the show is staged

689 Reviews | 152 Followers
77
Great acting, Dated, Relevant, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you're curious how the film or Lescene's play has been turned into a musical, enjoy enthusiastic youthful performers, like LGBTQ subjects

Don't see it if don't like LGBTQ subject matter, not a fan of musicals, turned off or triggered by talk of suicide or if you had a painful adolescence

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
November 10th, 2021

"There is no lack of cheese, God knows, in musicals. Worthiness is also plentiful — and sometimes more off-putting. Still, until “Trevor” opened on Wednesday at Stage 42, I’d seldom encountered, outside of after-school specials, the cheesy-but-worthy combo, a seemingly impossible platter that’s almost as righteous in the world as it is wrong in the theater."
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Time Out New York
November 10th, 2021

"The familiar Ross hits that punctuate the score, including “Endless Love” and the theme from Mahogany, have the unfortunate effect of upstaging the musical’s serviceable original songs, whose tunes are fine delivery systems for the lyrics but rarely catch strong melodic wind. But the singer’s appearances, in amusing costumes by Mara Blumenfeld, pump up the nostalgia factor and give the show a valuable lift of fantasy."
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Deadline
November 10th, 2021

"that’s where Trevor: The Musical pulls off its most amazing trick: It doesn’t drop the burden of expectations, exactly, and it certainly doesn’t kick it off the stage when no one’s looking. Rather, the big-hearted pop musical widens itself to encompass its big-hearted message, persevering, like Trevor himself, over some rough patches with a blend of musical theater optimism, drama club earnestness and a delightfully catchy blend of new tunes mixed in with classics."
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Theatermania
November 10th, 2021

"Trevor does conclude with an ending that seems a little too tidy and unrealistic: People rarely change their thinking as quickly as the parents and students do here. But to stress that aspect of the story is to miss the larger point."
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Lighting & Sound America
November 17th, 2021

A show that, like its title character, is a mass of conflicting impulses…Even musical theatre fans who have attended The Prom and who know why everyone's talking about Jamie may find something novel in Dan Collins' book. But the show would be much better off if it could settle on a surer tone.
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Talkin' Broadway
November 10th, 2021

"if you remember your young adolescent years as a physical, emotional, and social roller coaster ride, or if there is a child in your life who is going through a rough patch (or who could stand to learn something about empathy), then do yourself and them a favor by heading out to Stage 42, where this warm-hearted and engaging musical opened tonight."
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New York Stage Review
November 10th, 2021

"For the Trevor advent, we also have to thank the increasing belief abroad in the musical theater community that any play or movie ever made is fodder for musicalization. I’m not going to insist the contention is wrong. It seems to me that if the right inspired people apply themselves to a property, they can produce something memorable. Sorry to say that nowhere near enough inspiration came to Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis."
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New York Stage Review
November 10th, 2021

"A big part of this musical’s charm, though, is that Collins refuses to adopt the practice, so fashionable nowadays, of dividing the world into bullies and victims. Adolescence, in particular, was never an easy time, and the advent of social media has made it tougher. (As the mother of a fourteen-year-old, I know from whence I write.) Trevor may take us back to an era that had its own complications and injustices, but its positive spirit is so infectious that you end up feeling better about the future, at least for about two hours and twenty minutes."
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