It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that all of my current and future artistic projects have been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Of course, I'm devasted that Lizzie and Open Pages: Saturn Returns won't see the lights of a stage...yet.
I'm feeling incredibly thankful that both Lizzie and Open Pages have teams behind them that are working diligently to reschedule performances. I can assure you that as soon as it is safe for bars to be open, Open Pages will return to LUSH - likely at our normal third Monday of the month. Because I'm more directly involved in these cabarets, I'll be able to keep you updated easier.
Minneapolis Musical Theatre has hopes to produce Lizzie in the fall. We will not know anything for sure until our nation and our community is no longer as risk. I will keep you posted as soon as I know or you can keep tabs on their website: http://www.aboutmmt.org/
As hard as this is for all artists, I know that we must all do our part to help keep this dangerous pandemic at bay and help our hospitals as much as we can. My heart breaks for all of the theatre artists who aren't so lucky and whose performances we will never see. I'm at a loss for words for what it all means. But I know the theatre community is a resilient one. We can still make art in this time, or we can take our own time to grieve what we have lost - I think either is an incredible important use of our sudden excess of time.
Until we can get onstage or backstage again, I'll be leaving the ghost light on. Let is guard our home, our art, and our hearts until we return.