"boy" follows a young boy named Peter as he struggles with the loss of his father. His mother moves him and his older sister to a new town in order to "start over." Peter starts high school at Faith Christian Academy and befriends the pastor of the school and adjoining church. Their budding relationship fills a void for Peter, until it doesn't. With a book by Jonathan Sangster (actor from The Book of Mormon), "boy: a new musical" explores the loss of innocence and how we all deal with grief.
To connect theatre goers and lovers alike by telling this compelling and important story through the power of togetherness and the magic of musical theatre. Togetherness starts with equal voices, diversity, and equity, and we pledge to value all perspectives in every facet of "boy" and its future.
We understand that the next steps of our industry begin with us, to push our community, both on and off stage, forward, through the love of storytelling. We are telling this particular story with the goal to create dialogue and safe spaces, and to heal the hearts of those who may have had similar experiences, in hopes that they may feel seen, heard, and less isolated in their own journey toward healing.
meet the team
Jonathan (he/him/theirs) is an actor/singer/writer/dog dad based in NYC, and the book writer/conceiver/co-lyricist for "boy." Jonathan was previously an Elder Cunningham standby on the National Tour of "The Book of Mormon." Jonathan has also performed all across Southern California in Regional Theatre's such as The Old Globe, Cygnet Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, and 3D Theatricals. Can't wait to share this story with so many!
Matthew (he/him/his) is the composer/lyricist for "boy." Matt served for 7 years as the Executive Director of the Seattle based arts community 'quiet.' Currently Matt serves as the worship director at Quest Church and is finishing his PhD from Saybrook University in Transformative Social Change.
Daniel (he/him/his) is a Music Director, Composer and Pianist who currently serves as the Music Supervisor for “boy: A New Musical” as well as the musical podcast series, “One Million Musicals”. Previously, he traveled across North America with the tours of “Billy Elliot: The Musical” and “The Book of Mormon”. So grateful to the team at “boy” and excited to share this beautiful show with the world!
goals and how to help
We need your help and YOU have the opportunity to help fund the future development of a brand new musical. We need funding for future readings, workshops, and recordings. We envision a bright future for this show, and we are ready to tell this story to as many audiences as possible, with your help! Every developmental step we have taken up to this point has been by asking friends and colleagues for their time, efforts, and talents. Every single person who has been working on this project has been volunteering their time. Now is the time in the development process where we in fact need some funds and financial support to move forward.
Check out our GoFundMe with the "donate now" link below.
If you would like to discuss investing/producing opportunities, please email us under our "contact" page.