April Show Recap(ish)

Another month at home has come and gone. I thought I’d share the scheduled shows that didn’t happen in April and the at-home theatre moments we did get to experience.

On April 4th we were meant to see a local production of Matilda at Casa Manana regional theatre, but it has been rescheduled for July (and I anticipate another date change honestly). April 18th was meant to be the next show in our Dallas Summer Musicals subscription – RENT. It has been postponed for now and they are working to reschedule the performance. Finally, I was meant to see A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Texas Wesleyan University on April 26, but it has also been postponed to the fall or later with no specific date set.

April was luckily filled with an abundance of events online and on television to bring Broadway and Broadway performers into our home. There’s no way I could have caught every single thing (like why is there more opportunity for FOMO at home with all of this?) but I did have lots of great entertainment. My favorite was the reuniting of the original Broadway cast of Hamilton as they sang Alexander Hamilton on the YouTube weekly show, Some Good News. Lin-Manuel Miranda popped up on special episode of Sesame Street: Elmo’s Play Date. There was a Disney Family Sing-Along on ABC which included lots of familiar broadway faces. Then ABC aired last year’s benefit performance of Disney on Broadway to raise money for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. For Sondheim’s 90th birthday, Broadway.com hosted Take Me To The World, a from-home concert of lots of wonderful Broadway peeps singing Sondheim songs. I also got to attend a musical trivia night with other members of Dallas Summer Musicals’ Associate Producers.

I’ve also continued taking classes with Broadway Weekends at Home! I love the weekly Disney Sing-Along! I’ve also made it to a few Mean Girls choreography classes with Sarah Crane of the US tour cast and SIX choreography classes with Jodie Steele of the UK tour cast. Checkout their Facebook group to join me in their free (donation suggested) classes.

It’s not the April I planned, but it still held some great theatre experiences. I’m going to keep coming back each month during this #OnlyIntermission closure of live theatre and sharing how I’m staying involved. See you in May!

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