If you haven’t read David Levithan’s book Two Boys Kissing or you’ve never seen this “piece of choral theatre,” you may not know what to expect when you come to the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus March concert, Two Boys Kissing. Well, sit back and let us tell you more about it!
The concert really is a two-act concert that is connected by the themes of identity, love and acceptance. During the first act, the choruses will chronicle the seven stages of “coming out” through songs and the personal stories of chorus members that exemplify each stage. At times moving and exhilarating, this portion of the program will perhaps remind you of challenges you or your loved ones have faced in coming to terms with identity. Who can’t connect with Madonna’s “Express Yourself” or Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors”? Who didn’t sing Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” at the top of their lungs at some point?
Along with our special guests, the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, PGMC will present the unique and moving choral piece Two Boys Kissing after intermission. Narrators and soloists weave together the events that occur in the lives of several gay teens, including two former boyfriends who attempt to break the world’s record for the longest kiss. The chorus members oversee the proceedings as omniscient spirits of gay ancestors from different generations, including many who died of AIDS.
To say you will laugh and you will cry while experiencing Two Boys Kissing is a major understatement. Whether you’re a part of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, your heart will ache for the characters as they face the universal struggle for acceptance and leap with joy as they embrace pride even in the midst of intimidation and fear. A powerful story for teens and adults alike, PGMC and CGMC are proud to present Two Boys Kissing – a very special musical event that you will probably not see in Philadelphia ever again. Be a part of the Two Boys Kissing story. Share this message with the people you love. Get your tickets now!BUY TICKETS
Parental discretion advised. Recommended age 12+. Mature language and content. Parental Reference