The Metropolitan Opera isn’t the only great musical institution that has been shut down by this rotten virus. The pandemic hit the US just as high schools around the country were preparing to stage their Spring musicals. The resulting cancellations have broken the hearts of thousands of drama club kids who have worked for months on what should have been one of their happiest and most memorable high school experiences.
Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti* did something to make things a little better.
Nicely done, Ms Benanti!
*She also won the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Twice. Each.
If you haven’t seen her on stage, you probably know her from her spot-on imitation of Melania Trump on late-night TV.