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Out & About: ‘Brand New Day: A Celebration of Unity’ | Arts & Theater

When area residents think of the Virginia Children’s Theater, stage shows such as “The Addams Family” and “Madagascar” come to mind. Many also saw some of VCT’s thought-provoking productions, including “Apologies”, which dealt with teenage suicide.

VCT will focus strictly on music on Saturday and Sunday, with a concert at the Elmwood Park Amphitheater. The show “will use family-friendly children’s literature and favorite musical theater tunes to bring audiences together to celebrate life as a unified community,” according to a press release.

Performers including youth and local adult professional actors will provide audiences with songs from “Footloose”, “Wadress”, “Big Fish”, “Godspell”, “Hairspray” and more.

The concert, titled “Brand New Day: A Celebration Of Unity,” is expected rain or shine. Customers may bring their own seat and/or shade. Blue Cow Ice Cream and Deb’s Lemonade will have trucks on site. Picnics are allowed, but no animals or alcohol.

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“We are thrilled to produce our annual summer concert in Elmwood Park with a particular focus on celebrating unity across the region this year,” VCT Artistic Director Producer Brett Roden said in the release. hurry. “Every day, our goal is to be accessible and equitable for all of our students, patrons, partners and families, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. Although we have come a long way, we still have a long way to go! We strive every day to make VCT a safe space for everyone.”