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The Patron Lounge will be open for this event.
Group Tickets:
Groups of 10+ Save 10% on price levels A and B.

Student Rush:
Advance Student Rush Tickets available for $15 with a valid student ID. Limit one ticket per ID.

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.
Official Website: www.sfgmc.org

A project of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

IT GETS BETTER is a new artistic collaboration with the world-famous San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. This work previously resided under the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, but now the program has found a new home in San Francisco.  The IT GETS BETTER Tour brings the experience and message of the online IT GETS BETTER Project to communities and audiences by blending music, theater, and multimedia into a work for the stage.  The cast brings to life real stories from gay, lesbian, transgender, and straight allies from around the country. 

With the IT GETS BETTER Tour, a small but ded­i­cated ensem­ble trav­els to com­mu­ni­ties nation­wide to pro­duce a week of edu­ca­tional work­shops cul­mi­nat­ing in a mov­ing musi­cal the­ater per­for­mance.  To date, the tour has reached close to 15,000 students and has visited 18 cities across the country.  The week high­lights anti-bullying, tol­er­ance and accep­tance through com­mu­nity round­table dis­cus­sions, high school vis­its, it gets bet­ter videos, and cre­ative exer­cises.  Local choirs join the cast onstage for the final musical number in what has been described as the most touching and moving moment of the entire show.

Other ways to get involved:

COMMUNITY CHORUS

Be a part of the performance as a member of the Community Chorus -- being part of the story of how it gets better! The chorus creates opportunities for dialogue, artistic growth, and community building and local singers are invited to sign up to participate now. The community chorus will participate in one number at the closing of the performance.

Performance: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Attendance at scheduled rehearsals prior to performance required. For more information, please check out the Community Chorus Informational Flier online HERE.

Interested singers can sign up online HERE.

WORLD CAFÉ COMMUNITY DIALOGUE

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 • 4-6 PM

Join us for a facilitated conversation about the local climate on LGBTQ+ youth in the Des Moines community. The World Café facilitation model for community dialogue utilizes the approach of appreciative inquiry, and all will have the opportunity to share and actively participate. Small group table discussions are guided by a series of questions designed to examine challenges in the community, a vision for improving conditions, and resources available to implement that vision.

Interested in participating in this World Café conversation? Please contact Sarah Florian.

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Event Details

The Patron Lounge will be open for this event.
Group Tickets:
Groups of 10+ Save 10% on price levels A and B.

Student Rush:
Advance Student Rush Tickets available for $15 with a valid student ID. Limit one ticket per ID.

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.
Official Website: www.sfgmc.org
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