It Gets Amazing

featuring “Oliver Button is a Sissy”

and the area premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s “Testimony”


Purchase individual tickets at the U of M Tickets and Events website.

With special guests Ann Bancroft, renowned Polar explorer, educator, lecturer and philanthropist and members of “Prelude,” the Singer-Actor Performance Lab at MacPhail Center for Music.

This show for all ages deals with the difficult experience of growing up and feeling different. It Gets Amazing will feature composer Stephen Schwartz’s (Wicked, Godspell) new work Testimony. Composed for the GLBT choral movement and based on texts from the It Gets Better Project, Testimony weaves lyrics of despair and hope with beautiful music to create a profound piece of artistry that TCGMC is honored to share with you.

In Act II, TCGMC proudly revisits Tomie dePaola’s Oliver Button is a Sissy, the heartwarming story about a boy who likes to sing and dance rather than play sports. It will remind you how far we’ve come since the story originally premiered on our stage in 2000 and how far we have yet to go to embrace our differences and truly make it better.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8 pm

Where: Ted Mann Concert Hall.


Buy Individual Tickets

Purchase individual tickets at the U of M Tickets and Events website.

    Ticket Prices for Saturday performances (prices include all ticketing fees):

    • Golden Circle: $53
    • Level 1: $51
    • Level 2: $41
    • Level 3: $33.

    Individual tickets may also be purchased at the  new walk-up location at the Rarig Center on the West Bank campus.  Walk-up hours are 12 noon to 2pm, Monday through Friday.

    Ticket prices increase the week of the concert performances. Save $5 on individual ticket prices by ordering early!

    Partial Season Tickets Also Available

    For a limited time, you can save 24% – 32% on individual tickets when you buy a package for the remainder of our entire 32nd season! Visit our season subscriber page for information on subscriber benefits.

    For phone orders, call the U of M Tickets and Events at 612-624-2345.

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    Illustration copyright 1979 by Tomie dePaola. Reproduced by arrangement with Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Thank You for a wonderful 34th Season!

    Get a sneak peek of Season 35!

    Past Shows This Season

    Joyful and Triumphant

    with The Copper Street Brass Quintet
    December 12-14, 2014

    Here Comes the Sun

    The Music of the Beatles
    March 27-29, 2015


    A Broadway Cabaret
    June 19-20, 2015

    This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.

    This activity is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

    TCGMC is a proud member
    of GALA Choruses.