Entries by jiminps

BWW Reviews: A Big Shout Out to GMCLA and VEGAS, BABY!

By Don Grigware As part of season 36, GMCLA (Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles) outdid themselves in the presentation of their summer show Vegas, Baby! the weekend of June 20-21 at the Alex Theatre, Glendale. It was a fun, fun production like those of yesteryear, which featured much more than just the group’s singing […]

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GMCLA in the Wall Street Journal

This article appears in the May 27, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Journal. As artistic director for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, one of the largest gay choruses in the U.S., Joe Nadeau travels the country trying to make the world a more harmonious place. The 260-member choral group is known for its […]

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Huffington Post

Huffington Post – Something to Talk About This article appears in the April 17, 2015 edition of the Huffington Post – and speaks volumes about the effect the It Gets Better tour is having in communities across the country and particularly for this Mother and Son. My teenage son came to me and said, “Mom, […]

Houston, TX

Houston #gmcla #itgetsbettertour   “Thank you for creating a space where I was able to voice my dream. Thanks to all of you for the work you do to keep this project in motion. We are making a difference.”

Beverly Hills, CA

Testimonial from Daniel Pearl Magnet High School – Beverly Hills, CA #gmcla #itgetsbettertour “Thank you so much for making the performance available to the students at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School. I thought the program had an excellent story arc, and I especially liked the mix of the songs — from popular numbers, to 80s […]

Milwaukee, WI

Testimonials from Milwaukee, WI #gmcla #itgetsbettertour “I write to confirm what everyone else at the Marcus Center this evening now knows: our show is fantastic, your performances stellar, your messages articulate, and your commitment to the humanity in all of us, including our LGBTQ youth, inspiring. I was so supremely honored to be among your […]

Review: Gay Men’s Chorus of L.A. Tackles Bullying with Remembrance and Grace

By Humberto Capiro on March 2, 2015 for Living Out Loud – Los Angeles Both the Clementi family and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) have experienced great loss due to homophobia. For the Clementi family, it was the suicide of their son Tyler due to cyber bullying by their son’s roommate at Rutgers University […]

In ‘Tyler’s Suite,’ voices unite against bullying – LA Times

By TRE’VELL ANDERSON (Los Angeles Times) – February 28, 2015 hen Jane Clementi’s son Tyler went off to Rutgers University in fall 2010 and began playing violin for a school orchestra composed primarily of upperclassmen and graduate students, she thought the skill he had been perfecting since age 3 — even teaching himself how to play […]

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Honoring the Memory of Tyler Clementi

Jane Clementi speaks to The Advocate about this Saturday’s musical tribute to her son. By Gina Vivinetto for The Advocate – February 27 2015 It’s been four and a half years since the world mourned the death of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers College freshman who took his own life after being cyberbullied during his first few weeks at college. This Saturday […]

IGB Tour – Appleton, Tuesday February 17, 2015

The tour presented the IGB Experience at Appleton East and Menasha High Schools.  Cheryl Anderson, a reporter from Post-Crescent Media interviewed the cast after the Appleton East presentation, and that article can be read here. Below are photos from the two schools. All photos: James Geiger In the evening, the cast performed a Piano Cabaret,  held at […]