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One more good news story from me today - this one made my musical theatre nerd heart so very happy! 

 

The lovely John Krazinski (from "The Office") surprised a 9 year old girl with the original broadway cast of Hamilton singing "Alexander Hamilton" over Zoom. And they absolutely nail it!!! If you're a fan of Hamilton, it's a must watch, especially the look on her face. Brought a tear to my eye! 

 

Cast Of Hamilton reunite on Zoom 

 

Zoom Surprise: the cast of Hamilton sing to Aubrey, third row, third from left.

 

The full audio has apparently been cut from the Youtube video for copyright reasons, but you can listen to the whole thing on Instagram here. So lovely! 

 

 

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@Janine-RO  Thanks so much for sharing this! My sister is a big fan of Hamilton. I'll show her when she wakes up.

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@WheresMySquishy  oh I'm so glad, did she like it? I love Hamilton too, apparently they will be streaming a production online at some point, I'll see if I can find a link!

 

This story also made my heart a bit happy today - families staging photo shoots in their driveways!  A fun way for people to get a bit creative, and stay connected in these weird times. 

 

Driveway project brings fun to Coronavirus isolation

 

Man sitting on chair woman holding a surfboard with boy on bike, boy on scooter and girl on skateboard in a house garage

 

 

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@Janine-RO  She liked it! She thought it was cute.
She got really excited about the idea of a production being available for streaming. We've watched a few clips and videos from musicals online. The Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat movie was also available to watch on YouTube last weekend, so we watched it.
She also likes the musicals Be More Chill, Wicked, Rent, Mean Girls, Six, Heathers, Mamma Mia, Legally Blonde, Spongebob and Jekyll and Hyde.
A family in the UK performed their own version of a song from Les Miserables while in isolation and it's gone viral. We watched it yesterday and had a good laugh.

That story kind of reminds me of how some people have been dressing up to take out the rubbish! I've heard that some other people have been putting teddy bears in their windows so that children can look out for them.

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@WheresMySquishy  I am so excited to see that more productions are streaming online! Was it the arena performance with Tim Minchin that you watched? I saw it promoted, but ended up not having time to watch it Smiley Sad I love a bit of musical theatre too, I saw the original Australian production of Rent 4 times as a teenager! Such a great cast. 

 

I loved the Les Mis family parody too - they all have insanely good voices, it's so impressive! 

 

I have started to follow the facebook group for bin outings too, it's amazing how creative some people are! 

 

A few of my recent  favourites (pictures from a Junkee story here) 

 

 

And this video is for @Claire-RO  who is our resident Kath and Kim fan! 

 

So good. 

 

Kath and Kim take out the bin 

 

Costume-themed bin outings go viral as people look for laughs ...

Coronavirus Australia: Bin isolation outing Facebook page sparks ...

Bin Isolating Outing

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@Janine-RO  I watched that Jesus Christ Superstar one with Tim Minchin and the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat movie with Donny Osmond. Tim Minchin was really good! It was a really modern production. Overall, it's not my favourite version that I've watched but he and the actor who played Jesus did an amazing job. Andrew Lloyd Webber came out at the end which was cool. They are going to put up The Phantom of The Opera for this weekend which should be good. I hope they can put more productions online!
I've seen Rent here too, but it was a university production. I remember having a book about the making of the original US production, the DVD and soundtrack of the movie. I used to love it as a teenager too!

I saw this on the news today and thought it was really inspiring:
War Veteran, 99, raises $6 million by walking laps of his garden 

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Ah @WheresMySquishy  I mixed up my "vaguely religious themed rock musicals!" lol.

 

I love Tim Minchin, I was lucky enough to see him perform a few years ago, and he blew me away. I loved Matilda too - I saw the production in Sydney a few years back. 

 

I am so glad that you shared the story about Captain Tom Moore!! I read about him on the weekend and it absolutely lifted my spirits too, I love how he gets dressed up and wears his medals to walk his laps of the garden. It's his 100th birthday in a few days, and I just found this story that says he's now raised a massive 27 million pounds for the NHS!!! He has also been sent over 25 000 cards for his 100th birthday from all over the world. Full story here

 

Capt Tom with grandson Benji, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and granddaughter Georgia

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Another good news story for today: this grandpa in the USA was missing his grandkids, and decided to deliver them donuts using a drone! 

 

The full story is here, love the unique ways people are coming up with to spread the love when they can't be with their loved ones in person. 

 

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I thought it might be nice to share another good news story today - how amazing is this picture??

Hundreds of pelicans on the Barwon River at Brewarrina.

 

 

 

 

This shows the amazing return of birdlife to the Barwon and Darling Rivers, which had run completely dry after years of drought.  For some kids in the area it's the first time that they've seen it flowing in their lifetimes, and their parents have been able to teach them to fish for the first time. 

 

You can check out the full story here 

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