“Boys, Boys, Boys!” A Gay Cabaret - 5 PM





“Boys, Boys, Boys!” A Gay Cabaret - 5 PM

  • $5 General Admission
  • Ben Walker
  • Chris Campbell
  • Justin Showell
  • Griffin Binnicker
  • Spencer Croy
  • Matthew Kemp
  • Chris Washington

Event Details

"The "Boys, Boys, Boys!" Cabaret is a biennial performance put on by the Upperclassmen Gay men of the University of Michigan's Musical Theatre Department. This cabaret's conception was initially inspired by the lack of gay male representation in the Musical Theatre world; particularly in the 'leading male' trope. Too often is the assertion made that a homosexual man's neutral is not believable as a romantic male lead. We constantly find that society's heteronormativity not only stunts potential in our everyday lives but also in our artistic development. Additionally, in many recent cinematic representations of gay narratives, the leading roles have been portrayed by openly straight men (Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name, etc.). In this climate, it can be difficult to cultivate a sense of belonging in the theatrical field. Tonight, however, is an opportunity for us to celebrate a generally marginalized identity that we carry with us every day. The Boys, Boys, Boys! Cabaret is a chance to stand in solidarity a shape our own sense of belonging. This will be an evening of songs, traditionally sung by female characters in acclaimed Musicals, to express the universality of love and to give us a conduit for our unique narratives."

-Upperclassmen Gay men of the University of Michigan's Musical Theatre Department