When: February 29, 6:00 p.m. -
A Virtual Cabaret
a fundraiser organized by Artists of the BHP for the BHP
Join Us. Enjoy. Donate if you Can.
A MESSAGE FROM PRODUCER: JOSEY MILLER
When people look back in history, I’m sure no one would dare say that the year 2020 was a boring one. The worst part is, we’re only half way through it! I don’t know about you, but I had a lot of things I was looking forward to doing this year. One of them was being a cast member in the monumental 75th Anniversary season at the Black Hills Playhouse. Unfortunately, the universe had other plans. For the safety and health of all who enter the hallowed halls of the BHP, the difficult but responsible decision was made to not have our season as scheduled and postpone it until 2021.
The Playhouse has been a haven for so many people for so many years. It is a place where artists come from all over the country to collaborate, create and communicate. Our job as artists is to transport our audience to a different time, a different place or even a different world and tell a story. It feels like now is a time where we need that more than ever. So, while cooped up in my New York City apartment feeling helpless and a little lost, I started thinking. I thought of how creating and performing is a cathartic outlet for theater makers and audiences alike. I thought of the patrons I have grown to know over my years at the BHP; everyone from the first-timers to the season pass holders who have reserved their same seats for decades. I thought of the financial hardships that all live theater is facing right now and I came up with an idea. I reached out to Dan Workman and Linda Anderson with this idea and we decided that through the magic of modern technology, we could all still put on a show from afar. What you are about to view is the result of the collaboration of people who love the Playhouse and love bringing joy to its patrons. This would NOT have been possible without the generosity and gifts of these 26 individuals and I cannot thank them enough for all they have contributed.
I hope these performances bring you so much joy. I hope they bring you an escape. And I hope you’ll consider donating to support our beloved Playhouse so we can be back and better than ever in 2021. Until then, know we are thinking of you and missing our little slice of paradise in the woods.
Please, enjoy the show.
Donate Directly to the Black Hills Playhouse - https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?donation=bhp The Playhouse is working to fill a $150K gap due to lost income in 2020.
Donate Directly to the Artist Tip Jar to show your appreciation for the talented individuals who have donated time and talent for this show - https://paypal.me/artisttipsBHP?locale.x=en_US
We thank the following individuals for their marvelous contributions of ideas, time, and talent
Producer: Josey Miller
Editor: John Utter
Host: Dan Workman
ORDER OF PROGRAM
Stephanie Faatz Murry and Matthew Murry - The Black Hills of Dakota from Calamity Jane
Kit Asfeldt - Out There from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Carrie and David Wintersteen - Makeup Tutorial
Jason Coppenbarger - Waving Through a Window from Dear Evan Hansen
Megan Gerlach - Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella by Bing Crosby
Lukas Ptacek - You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel
BHP Alum - 12 Days of Quarantine (there are credits at the end of this number)
Sarah Randall - Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
Lisa Crosby Wipperling - Sonnet 14 By William Shakespeare, Music by Lisa Crosby Wipperling
Lera Zamaraeva - When Will My Life Begin from Tangled
Jacqueline Kiefner and Mia Hilt - I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS
MARY & SCOT HOSCHEID