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 reaches 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.