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.)
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):
Minnesota Freedom Fund is now encouraging people to donate to other organizations, as they have already received an overwhelming amount of support
Make a Phone Call to Minneapolis District Attorney Mike Freeman at (612) 348-5550
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.
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!