“Laugh-out-loud funny all the way through and full of heart.”

—TIONGE JOHNSON, Post and Courier

“This show has promise, incredible heart, and a contemporary message that separates it from the pack.”

—DAWN RENO LANGLEY, Triangle Arts and Entertainment

About the show

 

GAY CARD is the hilariously heartwarming story of Logan Kapler, a one-friend loser who has never belonged. But now he's starting college with a trick up his sleeve: he's gay. Gay people are awesome; therefore, he will be awesome. Except his new college housemates don't agree (#fail). They revoke his "gay card" and deem him not-awesome-enough-to-be-gay instead. Determined to prove them wrong, Logan embarks on a quest to earn his gay card. But when his dream life leaves him lonelier than ever, he must learn that there are some insecurities you never grow out of — before he loses the only two people who truly love him.

A new musical. 
Made for college students.

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Hear the music

Featuring Broadway talent from  THE BOOK OF MORMON,
DEAR EVAN HANSEN,  WICKED, and LES MISÉRABLES.

CAST

Logan ......................................... SEAN DOHERTY
Melanie ............................... MELISSA MITCHELL
Graha............................................... DEREK KLENA
Danielle .................................... ALYSSA LeCLAIR
Justin & others ..................... WILSON BRIDGES
Cory & others ...................................... JAX TERRY
July & others ............ KIMBERLY CHATTERJEE
Blog 1 & others ............................... BRAD GREER
Blog 2 & others ................... MAX SANGERMAN
Blog 3 & others ............... MADELINE FANSLER

CREATIVE

Music .................................................... RYAN KORELL
Book & Lyrics ................... JONATHAN KEEBLER
Production & Mixing ............ JUSTIN GOLDNER
Orchestrations ......................... 
ANDREW SIDDLE

Piano & Keyboard ................................. BOB KELLY
Guitar & Bass .......................... JUSTIN GOLDNER
Drums & Percussion ............... SEAN McDANIEL
Engineering ..................... ANTHONY SPINNATO
Mastering ............................. OSCAR ZAMBRANO
Artwork ................................................ RYAN KORELL

The GAY CARD Original Studio Cast Recording is streaming on all your music services and available for purchase everywhere you find music.

Get all the deets in the digital booklet below. We're talkin' full lyrics, behind-the-scenes photos, and everything else you want to know.

License the show

 
Put up your own production.

GAY CARD is a great fit for undergraduate students and community theaters. Think it might be right for you? Download a perusal libretto from our partners at Uproar Theatrics.

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2 Acts

Approximately 2 hours long (including intermission)

10 Roles

4 soprano/alto and 6 tenor/bari, with optional ensemble

PG-13

Some explicit language and mild sexual content

5 Musicians

Alternatively, backing tracks are available

 
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“This show is for everyone, regardless of sexuality, who has ever had to find themselves… The message is ultimately one of hope and a continuing promise of self-discovery.”

—SUSIE POTTER, Triangle Arts and Entertainment

“This musical is a fresh look at the coming-out experience, without the angst-ridden moments of dealing with friends and family who might not understand.”

—DAWN RENO LANGLEY, Triangle Arts and Entertaiment

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The writers

Ryan Korell
Music

RYAN KORELL is a musical theatre composer, arranger, and orchestrator whose work has been featured around the globe, including at Feinstein's/54 Below, at the Spoleto Festival, and on adult contemporary radio. An alumnus of the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony, he has also been recognized as a Finalist for the MAC Wallowitch Awards and the Jonathan Larson Grants.

His Broadway work includes THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS along with the film adaptation of THE LAST FIVE YEARS. Among Ryan’s most notable writing credits are GAY CARD (with Jonathan Keebler), MEET AND RUN (with Jonathan Keebler and Gia Mongell), REASONS I HATE GOING TO THE GYM BUT GO ANYWAY (with Jonathan Keebler and Kevin Wiczer), and LOVE IN NY (with Matthew Russell and Sven Jähnert). He also served as orchestrator, music director, and music producer on GAY CARD (Original Studio Cast Recording) and MEET AND RUN (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).

Ryan has studied with generation-defining theatre makers Jason Robert Brown, William Finn, Michael John LaChiusa, and Marsha Norman. He holds an MFA in musical theatre writing from NYU Tisch and a Bachelor’s in music composition from Vanderbilt University. He is a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.

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Jonathan Keebler
Book & Lyrics
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JONATHAN KEEBLER is a lyricist and bookwriter based in New York City. His musicals include GAY CARD (music by Ryan Korell), TRUTH OR LIE (music by Bob Kelly), MEET AND RUN (music by Ryan Korell), THE SOPHOMORES (music by Jamie Lee Jacobs), and THE GOOD CHILD (music by Insoo Oh), as well as short works including WORLDS APART (music by Ryan Korell) and the short musical film, A MOST AVERAGE MUSICAL (screenplay by Talia Berger, music by Bob Kelly).

He was a finalist for the Jonathan Larson Grants. His work has been seen at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Soundbites 4.0, UC Irvine’s 4@15, the College of Charleston, and Rollins College, as well as performed at Feinstein’s/54 Below and Joe’s Pub. His work has been developed at the Johnny Mercer Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, as well as by Hajjar Entertainment at the New York Theatre Workshop. He has released a studio album of GAY CARD, available wherever you get your music. Jonathan is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild. 

He is originally from Delray Beach, Florida, and has an MFA in musical theatre writing from NYU Tisch and a BA in theatre arts with concentrations in directing and performance from Rollins College. He is currently further developing GAY CARD, TRUTH OR LIE, and writing a new show with Ryan Korell.

Contact us

Sheet music

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You can find all the most popular songs from GAY CARD (as well as our other shows) on Ryan's website by clicking "Shop" below.

We also offer backing tracks if you don't have a piano or just want to live your best karaoke life.