ALL TOGETHER NOW – Celebrating Local Theater
“So far I have been blown away by the response from theaters,” said John prignano. “Many theater organizations around the world have already expressed their enthusiasm for the event and are committed to performing the revue in their communities. Unlike some of our shows which may have geographic licensing restrictions, we hope that if there are multiple theaters in a certain area that they come together, they pool their resources and can potentially perform the review as a fundraiser. funds for all groups involved. This is one of the reasons the show is only available for a performance November 12-15 – we want everyone to experience the magic of musical theater together as a community.
“MTI is all together now! is the biggest family reunion ever, ”remarked Morrie Enders of the Lincoln Community Playhouse in Lincoln, Nebraska. “We look forward to theater people from all over the world come together on their local stages and raise their voices to sing the greatest music ever!”
Jennifer Hemme, teacher and principal at Green Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, is grateful for the chance to do something meaningful through the arts in her community. “For arts organizations, I see this as more than just a fundraising opportunity,” says Hemme. “It’s a chance to come together as artists and technicians and restart our industry! Schools, community and professional theaters all work together to rekindle our passion for the craft we love and have so deeply missed.
In the UK, there is a strong passion for returning to live theater. Pamela Mackie of the Rubber Chicken Theater in Dunblane, Scotland, said: ‘We have remained very theatrically busy during the lockdown – virtual shows, online rehearsals, remote filmed shows, etc., but there is nothing in the world that compares to coming together, live on stage to rehearse and play musical theater. To have the chance to celebrate the return of musical theater not only with each other and with our local audiences, but with our theater family across Scotland, the UK and the world is nothing short of amazing. Giving our artists, young and old, the chance to be a part of these amazing songs and musicals, and knowing that so many people with the same passion for theater perform the same songs at the same time will be a special moment. We cannot wait.
Gary Redpath of the Belfast Operatic Society and the President of the AIMS Northern Region in Northern Ireland are also eager to get into the act: “Committees across the province are making courageous decisions to bring non-professional artists back to do this. that they like. Thanks to the lockdown, the music has been proven to provide a welcome release for the mental health of the participants. Incentives like MTI All Together Now! will help restore confidence in the performing arts and public events industry in a post-Covid world, thereby helping to revive the industry. Since performing rights are provided free of charge, committees can participate at a lower risk to themselves, allowing more companies to get involved in what will be a milestone weekend for the performing arts. . “