In Music Dance Theatre, Students

Performances will showcase old classics and new favorites

Livestreamed performances March 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.

Although Broadway shows have been shut down this past year, the BYU Music Dance Theatre program’s annual showcase of Broadway favorites will go on.

Performances will be presented in two acts on two consecutive evenings. The program includes “I’d Rather Be Me” from Mean Girls, “Who I’d Be” from Shrek, “Without You” from Rent, “Mamma Mia” from Mamma Mia! and “Not Me” from Aida.

The entirely student-run show is directed by Alex Joyner, a sophomore in the MDT program. 

“This year’s show will look much different than any other Broadway Revue in the past,” Joyner said. “Though we began planning the show about a year ago, details have changed almost weekly. We’ve had to be more flexible and adapt to given circumstances.”

Pandemic restrictions ruled out large group numbers this year; only four performers at a time are allowed on stage. 

“It has definitely been a challenge working around these restrictions, but it has allowed room for different creative outlets to be explored,” Joyner said. “All the numbers will be student choreographed, designed and learned.”

For some performers, the show marks a return to the stage after long months of waiting. “It has been over a year for many students since they’ve been able to perform,” Joyner said. “We are excited to share our hard work and preparation.”

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