Light the Lights 2020 Brought Variety Theatre Magic to the Small Screen
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When it first became apparent that Variety Theatre’s 2020 production of The Music Man would have to be postponed until October 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew we still wanted to find a way to bring the magic of Variety Theatre to our audience this year. Our goal was to shine a little light during these dark times and, thus, Light the Lights was born.

Light the Lights was a free virtual musical that aired at 7 p.m. CT November 16 – 19, 2020. It streamed on YouTube and on our website, meaning that, for the first time ever, a Variety Theatre production...

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 16:10
Fall into Fun: Hand Turkey Craft
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To celebrate fall, we present our Fall into Fun blog series featuring fun crafts and activities for all ages and abilities! Check back each Saturday between now and Thanksgiving for a new, free activity you and your family can do at home. Click here to view last week’s activity – a free November-themed coloring page!

Is there a better Thanksgiving-themed craft than the classic hand turkey? We’ve put our own Variety spin on this childhood favorite by creating this free printable for you and your family to use, complete with a Variety top hat!

With many families staying home...

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:58
Variety Teen Mia’s Light the Lights Review
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Is there anything better than a glowing theatre review? We don’t think so! Our favorite so far this year has come from one of our own – Executive Producer Intern Mia sent us her thoughts on Light the Lights and Variety Theatre as a whole.

Mia is a Variety Teen and this is her tenth year as part of the Variety Theatre program. She has loved her experience with the inclusive production and says that it has changed her life, helping her feel accepted and confident in her abilities.  

Keep reading to see her review and tune in tonight, November 19, for the very last showing of...

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 11:52
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