Music Theater of CT is planning an online event on June 20

The Norwalk-based Music Theater of Connecticut noted in a statement that June is celebrated as Pride Month, but given the COVID and Black Lives Matter situations, many events have been canceled or postponed.

MTC is a musical theater performance and training provider that also produces an annual series of Equity productions featuring New York professionals (on MTC MainStage), student productions, and operates a conservatory-style performing arts school .


MTC is planning “an inspiring, thought-provoking and educational musical event” with three chronological segments centered on major events in LGBTQ+ history – Stonewall in the 1980s, the AIDS crisis of the 80s and 90s, and civil rights and the Marriage Equality from the 2000s to Today.

Songs, scenes and monologues will paint the picture of how theater reflects the social climate of the time, followed by interviews with LGBTQ+ activists and/or significant contributors to the movement on the local or national stage. There will be songs or scenes from “Falsettos”, “La Cage aux Folles”, “Fun Home”, “A Chorus Line”, “A Letter to Harvey Milk”, “The Prom”, “Kiss of the Spider Woman “, “The Boys in the Band” and “Torch Song Trilogy”.

On-site Broadway cast will include Raissa Katona Bennett, Kirsti Carnahan, Nicolas Dromard. Amy Griffin, Jeff Gurner, Logan Hart, Dennis Holland, Eric Scott Kincaid and Greg Roderick. Special guests are Joanna Gleason (TV’s “Love & War.”) and interviews will be done by advocates and experts Jonathan Lovitz and Dr. Gary Blick (an AIDS expert).

The event can be viewed for free at musictheatreofct.com and on MTC’s Facebook page.