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WATCH: The HS Musical Shows Continue — Teens Taking to Social Media to Share Performances That Were Canceled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

March 23, 2020

While American schools remain closed to encourage social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, #SunshineSongs continues to bring students and social media users closer together.

Broadway star and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti has the Twitterverse belting out after she issued a call for students to share videos of their school musical rehearsals. “If you were meant to perform” in your school musical and it was canceled, “post yourself singing,” Benanti declared via a Twitter video last week, after schools across the country shuttered due to a worsening coronavirus pandemic. As a consequence, school theaters lost their spring shows and audiences.

Thousands of students have recorded themselves and shared their videos on social media. We edited together two roundups of notable performances in the past week, but with so many talented teens continuing to join the online performance party and bringing rays of light to some dark days, we figured we had to keep sharing their incredible work. Video Director James Fields shares some of his latest favorites.

Watch part one here:

Watch part two here: