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The Gray – A Wilde Musical in Concert ()

Produced by

Hart House Theatre

Book: Anthony Palermo
Lyrics: Anthony Palermo
Music: Anthony Palermo
Director: Anthony Palermo


Hart House Theatre


April 20th, 2023 – April 22nd, 2023


The Gray: A Wilde Musical is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic, that follows Dorian Gray, a young singer-songwriter determined to be a star, as he enters the hottest rock nightclub in Toronto’s Gay Village in the late 70s, David’s Disco. Catching the eye of Basil, a closeted photographer, Dorian gets a picture taken of himself which he soon becomes obsessed with, and the power it holds over others. After the club’s owner, Henry, makes Dorian the Disco’s headline act and corrupts him into the dark side of nightlife culture, Dorian notices the once beautiful image turning into his inescapable nightmare. Based on the series of real-life unsolved homicides, missing queer people, and the fire at David’s Disco in Toronto’s Gay Village during the 70s, Dorian’s journey merges this historical setting with Wilde’s timeless tale of morality and the relentless pursuit of beauty. With an original score inspired by the legendary genre of glam rock, The Gray explores self-expression, generational queer trauma, and what it means to find home in LGBTQ+ spaces. (


Nick Palazzolo Dorian Gray
Jacob Moro Basil
Liam Peter Donovan Henry Leblanc
Nell Khayutin Sibyl / Vanity
Stevie Hook Jackie / Ensemble
T.Y Jung Marco / Ensemble

Creative Team

Anthony Palermo Book
Anthony Palermo Lyrics
Anthony Palermo Music
Anthony Palermo Director
Giustin MacLean Music Director
Benjamin Kersey Music Arrangements
Aaron Jan Dramaturge
Gabriel Woo Costume Designer
Isabella Cesari Projection Designer
Alison Starkey Sound Designer
Cass Iacovelli Lighting Designer
Ashley Heng Assistant Music Director
Max Webb Comor Assistant Music Director


Giustin MacLean Conductor
Giustin MacLean Keys
Nick Arseneau Bass
Pieter Huyer Drums


Sabrina Weinstein Stage Manager
Sarah Emery Assistant Stage Manager
Mila Frumovitz Assistant Stage Manager
Owen Hill Assistant Stage Manager
Lean Manz Assistant Stage Manager
Devyash Ranavat Assistant Stage Manager
Riley Boyle Operator
Oyindamola Dina Operator
Eunji Shin Operator
Arianna Skirzynska Operator
Tania D’Amico Production Assistant
Anna Hurnanen Production Assistant
Soundarya Raj Production Assistant
Kari Roman Production Assistant


Brian Campbell Technical Director
Brian Campbell Production Manager
Gillian Lewis Production Coordinator
Tim Davidson House Technician
Parker Nowlan House Technician
Victoria Bigliardi Front of House Manager
Reilly Ballantyne Front of House Manager
Scott Gorman Resident Carpenter