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WATCH: Random Audience Member And Kristin Chenowith Make Beautiful Music Together

A beautiful moment of music that’s worth watching… The video may not look beautiful, but the performance sure is.
At Kristin Chenowith’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl, a random audience member was invited to join her for a performance of “For Good” from Wicked. They hit the jackpot. She was a vocal teacher, and the duet was breathtaking.

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A beautiful moment of music that’s worth watching…

At Kristin Chenowith’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl, a random audience member was invited to join her for a performance of “For Good” from Wicked. They hit the jackpot. She was a vocal teacher, and the duet was breathtaking. The video may not look beautiful, but the performance sure is.

Her name is Sarah Horn, and she describes what happened:

Changed For Good“Toward the end of the second half of the performance, Kristin wanders on to the pasarel. She held a mic up to a lady in front of me and asked if she knew the song “For Good.” Nope. I took the chance, as I was directly behind Kristin, to stand up and wave and say, “I know the song! … This is not like me – to jump up and wave my arms like a crazy person and raise my voice at a celebrity. As soon as she turned to look at me, I say right back down… and calmly said, “Hiiiii.” …After this, she moved down the line and asked a guy if he knew the song and bantered with him for a few seconds. Afterwards, she said something about going back to pick me because I was a girl. Then, she invited me up on stage.

I sat there for a moment, stunned. Then the backup singer motioned for me to get up. I shot up out of my chair as my heart leaped up past my throat and started beating in my ears. I don’t really remember what happened between the box and when I first set foot onstage except that there was now a microphone in my hand.”

There are two videos below… one is a better angle (That one is first)… but in case you don’t believe it was a random setup, you can see her being brought up on the stage and having a quick chat in the video below that.

Sarah HornNatiurally, they met and took a photo backstage afterwards…

and naturally, ,this beautiful moment has gone viral. Thank you, internet!

Sarah Continues…

“After the concert, I was swarmed with people who wanted my business card, wanted to take pictures with me, wanted to know if I was an audience plant because it was just too perfect. People came up to me telling me I’d given them goosebumps, made them cry.

Paul Geller, Production Director at both the Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Concert Hall pulled me aside afterward. He said that the production staff is very picky about the quality of performers that they allow on their stage and that what was produced in that song was better than anything they could have planned. He took down my contact information because at some point during the last three songs, he got a phone call from the LA Times wanting to know if I was an audience plant and asked my permission to pass on my contact information for them to speak to me directly, if needed…

…and now my face hurts from smiling but I can’t stop. The experience was so surreal. I know I will wake up thinking it was all a dream but then I’ll see the pictures and the video and realize that it was really real.

On the walk to our car, my father reminded me that he had prayed 11 years ago that I would one day sing with Kristin Chenoweth. I smiled an even larger smile, grasped his arm, and asked him to keep praying impossible prayers because they just might come true.”

Read more about In Her Own Words: Sarah Horn Shares Inspirational Story of Singing with Kristin Chenoweth at the Hollywood Bowl and Going Viral! by www.broadwayworld.com

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The ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Cast Performed From Home And It’s Exactly What We Need Right Now

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Sometimes you just need a good quarantine cry.

Last night James Corden wrapped up the #HomeFest version of his show, The Late Late Show, with an emotional monologue. He discussed the range of emotions he has felt during these unprecedented times. He also reminded viewers just how important it is to be there for one another even if we can’t physically be close to our loved ones right now. It’s hard not to get a little misty eyed hearing the comforting words of the talk show host. That mist quickly turns into a downpour, however, as Corden shares that the hope-filled song “You Will Be Found” from the hit Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen, perfectly conveys the message he would like to spread. And with that, Corden introduces a very special home version of the song performed by o.g. Evan Hansen, Ben Platt, along with the current Broadway company and national touring company of the show.

Paper products are in short supply so instead of having tissues handy, just let those tears fall and enjoy the emotional performance below!

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Family Shares Just How Miserable They’ve Been With A Hilarious Quarantine Rendition Of ‘One Day More’

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Safe to say this quarantine has us all feeling a little misérables.

As parts of the world remain shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is growing increasingly challenging to keep entertained. I imagine it’d be even harder to keep children occupied when they can’t attend school, after school activities, see friends or family members etc. One family channeled their isolation frustrations into an updated version of the song “One Day More” from the popular musical hit, Les Misérables and trust me this remix is all that and a loaf of bread.

Ben Marsh shared the video of him and his family performing the Broadway classic on Facebook with hopes of cheering up some of his friends. The updated lyrics are hilariously relatable. At one point the kids sing “Our grandparents are miles away / They can’t work Skype! We’re brokenhearted.” Ben also takes to the mic expressing his almost potty-mouthed grief about home schooling, “One more day’s home education / Let’s just let them run amuck / We’re not ready for these schoolboys / cos’ they just don’t give a f-.”

Aside from the lyrics, the best part of the video is the first few seconds that show what quarantine life with small children is really like. Before harmoniously singing together, the children hit one another and bicker about nonsense which just adds to the humor of it all. On Ben’s post he writes “Decided to include a bit of the intro so that you can see what kind of madness Danielle Marsh and I would be dealing with, if we didn’t occupy them with music making.” Luckily it seems music making really does keep the kids at bay!

Don’t wait one minute more and check out the hilarious video below!

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Broadway Stars Are Fundraising With A Hand Washing Challenge

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Turns out jazz hands are the second most impressive thing broadway performers can do with their digits.

Last week it was announced that all Broadway shows will be closed until at least April 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it certainly is unsettling to see New York City’s symbol of resilience go dark, the broadway community has banned together to raise hope once again. Many of Broadway’s finest have taken part in the viral #BWayHandWashChallenge, a challenge aimed at raising funds for members of the Broadway community who will need financial assistance while not working.

The #BWayHandWashChallenge, initiated by Theater Mania, calls for Broadway stars to choose a theater charity and then sing a show tune for twenty seconds while washing their hands. Twenty seconds is the recommended amount of time to wash your hands according to the CDC. No word yet on how much time they think is appropriate for belting Broadway show tunes but according to my roommates, hearing me sing “Don’t Rain On My Parade” four times during one shower is more than enough. Many of the performers taking part in the challenge are asking fans to support the Actors Fund, which is an organization that provides performers with emergency financial assistance, health care, affordable housing and more. Since its formation in 1882, the organization has proven to be essential for performers who are living through dire situations like they are now.

Take a look at some of the big Broadway stars taking part of this amazing challenge!

Stephanie J. Block

 

James M. Iglehart

 

Bonnie Milligan

Telly Leung

Lesli Margherita

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