COVID-19 is still providing some “hiccups” for North Texas non-profits.
While the Dallas Summer Musical’s “2021 Evening With The Best Of Broadway” fundraiser featuring “Hamilton” took the spotlight on Saturday evening, the DSM’s performance of the Tony-award-winning musical at Fair Park’s Music Hall proved to be a disappointment tonight. Not because of the quality of the staging or the talent of the cast, but rather because of someone testing positive for COVID.
One hopeful audience member and her family showed up in the Fair Park parking lot only to be told, “It’s canceled because of COVID in the cast. It might be rescheduled for [Sunday] December 5.”
According to The Dallas Morning News‘ Manuel Mendoza, this situation isn’t the first “hiccup” or challenge for those attending the run of the show.
Even Saturday night’s black-tie optional benefit had its unexpected developments, due to Music Hall “plumbing concerns” resulting in mobile restrooms having to be made available.
As the world tries to emerge from the pandemic tsunami of upsets, it may be a challenge to adapt to the new world of “normal.” As North Texans gird up for the ever-changing challenges for area non-profits, programs and organizations like the Dallas Summer Musicals should prepare for the unexpected to be expected.