The Shows Must Go On on its summer break

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The YouTube channel bringing fresh musicals for free every week is still on its summer break, with new musicals not due til August.

The weekly programme of free streaming musicals that was launched all the way back in March when cinemas and theatres closed has thus far seen over a dozen productions brought to YouTube for free.

This is all under the umbrella of ‘The Shows Must Go On’, a YouTube channel launched by Andrew Lloyd Webber back in the spring. And it’s now been announced that the channel will be continuing, but only after it’s taken a summer break.

As such, the final show of the first season was a reprise of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Donny Osmond in the lead role, that came and went in early July.

The official announcement reads from earlier in the month reads…

The Shows Must Go On has brought the theatre home every weekend throughout lockdown, entertaining millions of theatre fans. The YouTube channel will continue to release show clips over the summer but will be taking a brief hiatus from full shows before returning with all-new seasons of exciting shows to entertain audiences at home, while theatres are closed.

To conclude and celebrate their first season of shows, The Shows Must Go On will be returning to where it all began, with an encore of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Donny Osmond on Friday July 10th, available for 48 hours. A new season of shows will return again every weekend from mid-August. 

We’ll let you know when the shows start again…


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