Over the weekend, Broadway legend Laura Benanti reached out to high schoolers whose musicals have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, asking them to share clips of themselves singing:
The post was then shared by many other prominent Twitter users, including Lin-Manuel Miranda:
What followed was pure musical theater magic and a thread of beautiful, uplifting, emotional performances. Like these gorgeous harmonies from teens preparing for a production of Footloose at Broadway Kids Studio Inc. in Davie, Florida:
(Honestly, Ben Platt summed it up better than I can.)
This amazing portrayal of Miss Honey from Matilda:
This beautiful cover of "Burn" from Hamilton by Jake Heston Miller, who's ready to go should a "Hamilton for Kids" production ever happen:
And this stunning rendition of "Waiting for Life" from Once on This Island by teen Khadija Sankoh:
The performance was praised by many within the Broadway community, like Stephanie J. Block:
Oh, and Hailey Kilgore, who recently played the role of Ti Moune in Once on This Island on Broadway, danced around to Khadija's rendition:
What I'm saying is, the entire thread is full of beautiful gems like the ones above and it's really worth watching if you need something to smile about. So here it is one more time, with the hashtag #SunshineSongs:
If you or anyone you know has a video to share, please keep spreading the joy.
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