'Choir Boy' | Briggs Opera House | Theater | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice


'Choir Boy'

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 19 2016

“When I founded JAG Productions last year,” says producing artistic director Jarvis Antonio Green in a press release, “I knew I wanted to use this platform to bring new, previously unheard African American stories to our area.” Green does just that with the theater company’s production of the heartfelt musical Choir Boy, presented with ArtisTree Community Arts Center. Set at a prep school for molding strong, ethical black men, this gospel-infused coming-of-age story follows student Pharus Young as he finds his voice as a young gay black man and vies for leadership of the school’s famed chorus. Keep an eye out for Vergennes’ Bill Carmichael among the cast of Broadway veterans and emerging thespians.

Price: $18-30.