Fantasies Come True, a one-night-only concert celebrating LGBTQ+ musical theatre, will play London's The Other Palace October 16.
Produced in connection with QueerMusicals.com, the University of Wolverhampton, and the queer musical development company Chromatic Creative, the evening will feature Roshani Abbey (Hamilton), Madeline Charlemagne (The Secret Life of Bees), Joshua Clemetson (Wicked), Allie Daniel (How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying), Jacqui Dubois (Ghost), Joe Foster (& Juliet), Kaidyn Niall Hinds (Hey Duggee), Beth Hinton-Lever (A Chorus Line), Melissa Jacques (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Nicholas McLean (Wicked), Jack Reitman (Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story), Aaron Shales (& Juliet), Robin Simoes da Silva (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Jaz Terry (Lifeboats), and Elliott Wooster (Stranger Sings: The Musical).
These artists will be joined by Jamie-Lee Lee Grant and D’arcelle Wright-Harvey, who are recent graduates from the University of Wolverhampton’s BA (Hons) Musical Theatre program.
Centering on songs for LGBTQ+ characters in musicals that speak directly to the importance of queer representation, proceeds will be donated to Mermaids UK, a charity that supports trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse children and young people. The concert will be funded by the University of Wolverhampton from their Research Investment Fund.
Fantasies Come True will feature songs from & Juliet by Max Martin and David West Read, Bad Queers by Marti Hope Stump, Brother by Robin Simoes da Silva and Annabel Mutale Reed, The Edge of Me by Finn Anderson, Interstate: A New Musical by Melissa Li and Kit Yan, It’s Only Life by John Bucchino, Lifeboats by Gus Gowland, A Mother’s Song by Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo, Triangularity by Flora Leo, The Unconventionals by Jude Taylor, Unexpected Joy by Janet Hood and Bill Russell, Unicorn by AJ O’Neill and Simon Lock, The View Upstairs by Max Vernon, and XY by Oliver Houser.
The concert will be directed by Tania Azevedo, with music direction by Flynn Sturgeon. Fantasies Come True will be arranged by Sturgeon and Ash Collard, with associate music direction from Flora Leo and is co-production by Matt Powell (for Chromatic Creative) and James Lovelock (for the University of Wolverhampton).