The readings are hosted by Randy Jones, the original Cowboy from the disco group Village People.
The show is billed as an unauthorized musical parody of the popular phone app. According to press notes, the production aims to celebrate the "eponymous gay hook-up app that has sweepingly altered the course of modern gay intimacy."
The ensemble cast consists of William Michals (Phantom, Beauty and the Beast), DJ Bucciarelli (Jesus Christ Superstar), Olle Roberg (Bröderna Lejonhjärta) and Erik Ransom (My Big Gay Italian Funeral) with Courter Simmons (Jersey Boys) in the role of GRINDR itself.
Through bawdy humor, GRINDR The Opera follows the stories of four gay men, each searching for a different kind of human connection via the app. According to producers, their stories also explore "many issues of great depth that have become common themes as the human heart struggles to catch up with the age of the smart phone."
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