Today at PhillyCAM - we invited some of our community partners to film their own #PhillyItGetsBetter PSAs!

Thank you so much to:

Anne Ewers (President and CEO of the Kimmel Center),

Rep. Brian Sims,

Paul (General Manager, Reading Terminal Market),

Neil (Indy Hall, HRC Greater Philadelphia),

Naiymah (Prevention counselor at GALAEI),

Mo (Dir. of Operations Strategy at Generocity.org),

Dan and Michael (who have been together 39 years!),

Opera Philadelphia’s General Director David Devan,

Andy (Exec Dir. of Garden State Equality), and

Councilman Mark Squilla.

Videos soon!

Talented Teens to be “locked in” overnight at the Kimmel Center during first-ever “kNOw Tech-A-Thon!”

Stay tuned for updates!

Pictured: Teens kick off the #kNOwTechAThon by securing their phones and laptops in a bank vault at Wells Fargo.

#KickOffFallArts at the Kimmel Center!

“We are proud to kick off the season with an amazing lineup! This season’s calendar is bursting at the seams with talent all across the Kimmel Center’s campus.”
-  Anne Ewers, Kimmel Center President and CEO

From unforgettable operettas and stellar concertos to energetic rock concerts and graceful ballets - our campus is THRILLED to welcome you back for the Fall Arts 14/15 Season! Get tickets for these exciting season openers and let us know what you can’t WAIT to experience on the Kimmel Center campus via twitter, #KickOffFallArts!
OPERA PHILADELPHIA 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA - TONIGHT!FROM THE STAGE TO THE STARSSep 12, 2014Get Info & Buy Tickets!
KING CRIMSON - TONIGHT AND SATURDAY!Presented by The Kimmel Center, Larry Magid Entertainment & BRE PresentsSep 12 & 13, 2014Get Info & Buy Tickets!
DI WU PLAYS MENDELSSOHN - THIS WEEKEND!Presented by The Chamber Orchestra of PhiladelphiaSep 14 – 15, 2014Get Info & Buy Tickets!
LANG LANGMOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO. 17Presented by The Philadelphia OrchestraSep 26 – 28, 2014Get Info & Buy Tickets!
THE BARBER OF SEVILLEPresented by Opera PhiladelphiaSep 26 – Oct 05, 2014Get Info & Buy Tickets!
PRESS PLAY: THE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT OF ÁNGEL CORELLAPresented by Pennsylvania BalletOct 16 - 26, 2014Get Info & Buy Tickets!
ERA OF ABBAPresented by The Philly PopsOct 17 – 19, 2014Get Info & Buy Tickets!
DISNEY’S NEWSIES14/15 Broadway Philadelphia Season OpenerOct 28 – Nov 02, 2014Get Info & Buy Tickets!

#KickOffFallArts at the Kimmel Center!

“We are proud to kick off the season with an amazing lineup! This season’s calendar is bursting at the seams with talent all across the Kimmel Center’s campus.”

-  Anne Ewers, Kimmel Center President and CEO

From unforgettable operettas and stellar concertos to energetic rock concerts and graceful ballets - our campus is THRILLED to welcome you back for the Fall Arts 14/15 Season! Get tickets for these exciting season openers and let us know what you can’t WAIT to experience on the Kimmel Center campus via twitter, #KickOffFallArts!

OPERA PHILADELPHIA 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA - TONIGHT!
FROM THE STAGE TO THE STARS
Sep 12, 2014
Get Info & Buy Tickets!

KING CRIMSON - TONIGHT AND SATURDAY!
Presented by The Kimmel Center, Larry Magid Entertainment & BRE Presents
Sep 12 & 13, 2014
Get Info & Buy Tickets!

DI WU PLAYS MENDELSSOHN - THIS WEEKEND!
Presented by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Sep 14 – 15, 2014
Get Info & Buy Tickets!

LANG LANG
MOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO. 17
Presented by The Philadelphia Orchestra
Sep 26 – 28, 2014
Get Info & Buy Tickets!

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Presented by Opera Philadelphia
Sep 26 – Oct 05, 2014
Get Info & Buy Tickets!

PRESS PLAY: THE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT OF ÁNGEL CORELLA
Presented by Pennsylvania Ballet
Oct 16 - 26, 2014
Get Info & Buy Tickets!

ERA OF ABBA
Presented by The Philly Pops
Oct 17 – 19, 2014
Get Info & Buy Tickets!

DISNEY’S NEWSIES
14/15 Broadway Philadelphia Season Opener
Oct 28 – Nov 02, 2014
Get Info & Buy Tickets!

WATCH IT!

It Gets Better Tour TRAILER from Ben Jehoshua on Vimeo.

It Gets Better
Perelman Theater
Saturday, November 8
7:30pm

GET TICKETS: ALL TICKETS $21!

Written and directed by Speak Theater Arts’ Liesel Reinhart, It Gets Better is infused with the dynamic musical energy of The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and the internationally recognized branding of the It Gets Better Project™. It Gets Better provides a performing arts response to the difficult issue of bullying, one of the most challenging issues among today’s young adults and adolescents. 

The It Gets Better Project™ was founded in September, 2010, when the first it gets better video was uploaded to YouTube, igniting a worldwide phenomenon. That video offered a desperately needed message of hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. It urged them to tough it out through the bullying and other challenges that confronted them in their teenage years, and described the positive future they could experience as adults. It told them that no matter how difficult things may be today, it gets better. Today, the mission of the It Gets Better Project™ is to communicate to LGBT youth around the world that it gets better, and to help effect the changes necessary to make it so. The team at the It Gets Better Project collaborated with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles in bringing the it gets better message to the stage. 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
SHARE IT! TWEET IT!

On Nov 8 @ItGetsBetter will inspire @kimmelcenter following a week of community residency. All Tix $21, Learn more: http://kimmelcenter.org/events/?id=4951

 .@kimmelcenter, @GMCLA, @ItGetsBetter for a week-long community residency and culminating concert Nov 8! Learn more: http://kimmelcenter.org/events/?id=4951

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Community Partners include:

  • ACLU of Pennsylvania
  • Action Aids
  • Anna Crusis Philadelphia Woman’s Choir
  • Association for Suicide Prevention - Philadelphia
  • Athlete Ally
  • CHOICE Hotline
  • City of Brotherly Love Softball League
  • Delaware Valley Legacy Fund
  • Dr. Damon Constantinides
  • Equality Forum
  • Falcons Soccer Club
  • GALAEI
  • Generocity.org
  • GO! Athletes
  • HRC Greater Philadelphia
  • Mazzoni Center
  • Out Philadelphia Athletic League (OPAL)
  • OUT@Uarts
  • Out4STEM
  • PA Student Equality Coalition
  • PFLAG Philadelphia Chapter
  • Philadelphia Community Access Media (Philly CAM)
  • Philadelphia FIGHT
  • Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Philadelphia Union
  • Philadelphia Voices of Pride
  • Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Sister Cities Girl Choir
  • State Representative Brian K. Sims
  • TABU Lounge and Sports Bar
  • Tavern on Camac
  • The Attic Youth Center
  • The Leeway Foundation
  • The Library Company of Philadelphia
  • The Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • The William Way LGBT Community Center
  • UPENN LGBTQ Student Union
  • Wolf Performing Arts Center
  • Women’s Therapy Center
  • Young Involved Philadelphia