Even through a Zoom call, The Heartstrings Project’s earnestness comes across. The folk band’s cozy familiarity (so similar to their music) might have something to do with the bonds of family within the band.
MUSKET, one of University of Michigan’s most well-known student musical theatre organizations, produces two full scale productions each year. Their fall show this year will be “Newsies in Concert,” a filmed show featuring music from the Broadway show of the same title.
When the cast of A Beautiful Country heard the announcement of the suspension of in-person classes in March due to COVID-19, they gathered for one last rehearsal, taped it on an iPhone, and uploaded it to Google Drive.
And all of a sudden, with all the same anticipatory tension as in the beginning of an in-person performance, a body appeared on stage, bathed in ominous music and red light. He curved his frame in a serpentine manner, not a single motion rushed.
It was 5:15 a.m. 11-year-old me noted with satisfaction that the book I had been reading all night, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” was only 50 pages from the end. I could go to bed, or I could finish what I had started approximately six hours and 500 pages ago.