HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Performances Suspended Through September 6th, Amanda Swickle Makes BroadwayWorld Next On Stage Top 5, and more

Performances of the San Francisco production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been suspended through September 6th. Please see the show’s website for more details.

Amanda Swickle (Annie) made it to the Top 5 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition!

Our graduation concert to celebrate the Class of 2020 is streaming now, featuring performances by alumni from The Lion King, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Addams Family, and more, all graduating from high school or college this year! Please watch and donate to Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet via the links in the YouTube description, then let us know so we can give you a shoutout on our social media! Watch HERE. (Please note that one song in the concert contains some adult language.)

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Joshua Turchin (A Christmas Story) will perform during the “Soundtrack of Our Lives” benefit on June 25th! Get more details on Variety.com.

Trey Murphy (A Bronx Tale) performed during “Live From Quarantine” last night! Get more information HERE.

Finally, in case you missed it, here’s the recent Annie Q&A hosted by Cabaret for a Cause!

Black Lives Matter.

We at Kids on Tour stand with Black Lives Matter. We condemn the hate and injustice in our world, which is not new, but has been spoken about a great deal in the past week. We encourage you to take some of the steps outlined in this article from The Oprah Magazine (original article HERE):

DONATE TO:

CONTACT MINNEAPOLIS OFFICIALS:
If you are unsure what to say, see this petition for a possible script to guide your letter.

SIGN A PETITION:

  • #JusticeForFloyd – you can sign the petition at this link or by texting “FLOYD” to 55156
  • Justice for George Floyd – a Change.org petition available to sign at this link

While the resources shared from this article center around George Floyd, we also encourage you to look into and be active around the cases of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and others. In addition, please do what you can to support the young Black artists and other young artists of color in the national/international touring and greater theatre communities at this time and at all times.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Halts Performances to Resume This Fall, WAITRESS Chicago Stop Rescheduled to February 2021, and more

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has halted performances and will resume this fall. Please visit your point-of-purchase for more information on ticketing for all performances between now and then.

The Chicago stop of Waitress has been rescheduled to February 2021! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

The Lion King is heading to Memphis! Watch the announcement here:

Jay Hendrix (A Christmas Story) will read more children’s stories on Instagram Live tomorrow morning!

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Storytime was a hit yesterday and I’m so excited to do it again tomorrow! 🤩Auggie and I have chosen the book “Bad Dog Marley” by @johngroganbooks and we know you’ll love it as much as we do!🐶 🧒🏻👦🏽👧👶🏻Please share with your friends with kids ages toddler to 6/7 for some healthy fun at home! And check out @savewithstories for lots more resources for Storytime at home! I just heard about them this morning and they’re on a mission to help kids during these crazy times!📚 . #storytimewithjay #savewithstories #savethechildren #readingisfun #youthactor #childactor #voicea tor #singdanceactread @beautycounter #preschoolkids #stayhome #useyourvoice #useyourtalent #dowhatyoulove #beofservice #servewithlove #broadwaykids #kidsontour #jayhendrix #quarantime #stayathome #actsofservice

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Harper Wasnesky (Waitress) guest starred on the new Investigation Discovery show “Betrayed”!

A BRONX TALE, MISS SAIGON, and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Close, Julian Lerner in Livestreamed “Live From Quarantine” Tonight, and more!

Alum Julian Lerner (Les Miserables) is performing in “Live From Quarantine,” a livestreamed cabaret, at 8pm EST! Get tickets HERE.

Due to the ongoing health crisis, A Bronx Tale, Miss Saigon, and Once On This Island have officially closed and will not continue their run on the road. We wish the best for all of you and we can’t wait to see what’s next!

And check out these pictures from the kids of Les Miserables, What the Constitution Means to Me, and Frozen!