What We Love: Big Gay Theatre Bus Party
There may be no place like home – in the Gayborhood – but one event this week may inspire a temporary exodus. On May 10, an oh-so-gay bus trip departs from Woody’s to Media to see the rock musical Spring Awakening during a special LGBT-friendly performance.
The Tony-winning show has been wooing gay and straight audiences alike ever since singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik first debuted the score. Dealing with frank talk about sex and young love – the show’s adapted from a German play set in the late 19th century about teenagers who are coming of age. First banned in Europe for its portrayal of everything from rape, suicide, abortion and homosexuality, the new rock musical adds up to a moving, memorable night at the theatre.
Forty dollars goes a long way – and includes one bus ticket and theatre ticket to the show. Complimentary beer, sodas and snacks will even be served during the bus ride with a post-show LGBT reception with free food, a cash bar and the opportunity to meet the cast.
After the reception, the bus will return to Woody’s where more drink specials will be available for theatre goers.
Here’s a sample of Spring Awakening as seen at the Tony Awards: