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"Becoming Garland Avenue—2020 Revival" virtual release"
Nov 14, 2020 | 3:00 PM
"Becoming Garland Avenue—2020 Revival" virtual release"
Nov 15, 2020 | 3:00 PM

"Becoming Garland Avenue—2020 Revival" virtual release""

Date: Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
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NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FILM RELEASE OF "BECOMING GARLAND AVENUE" TO REPLACE LIVE PERFORMANCE OF MUSICAL DRAMA ON NOVEMBER 14-15

Plans for the scheduled live performance of "Becoming Garland Avenue—2020 Revival" musical drama, that had been on tap for 3 p.m. November 14-15 at Plaza Theatre Downtown Garland, are being transitioned to produce a never-before-seen film release to be shown virtually in its place on those days.

The film, a composite of scenes from the national award-winning play's April 2019 sell-out performance plus some exciting new scenes, songs, and special features, will be shown on the same dates the musical drama was to go live at the Plaza in downtown Garland (November 14-15).

Concerns about audience and cast/crew members' health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic became the driving force behind the transition. The sponsoring nonprofit, Friends of Garland's Historic Magic 11th Street, made the decision because of the continued prevalence of COVID cases in the city and region plus out of an abundance of caution about live musical performances on stage.

On Saturday, November 14 at 3 p.m., a link to the film will be released to individuals that had already purchased tickets to the play plus to members of the Friends of Garland's Historic Magic 11th Street nonprofit. On Sunday, November 15 at 3 p.m., the film will be released to the general public. Viewers may tune into the film through this link.

The sponsoring organization is thrilled that it can now, as a community service, make this quality film available to local citizens as well as to friends and family that live remotely and to people who are confined due to illness or quarantine as well to as other interested parties that might not be able to view this outstanding production.

The live performance originally had been planned for Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, 2020, but several weeks before showtime at the Plaza was shut down due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus and pushed forward to Saturday, November 14, and Sunday, November 15. Patrons who chose to do so were asked to hold on to their tickets, instructing that these tickets would be valid on the corresponding performance dates in the fall.

Since the live play will now not be shown on stage as planned, Friends of Garland's Historic Magic 11th Street will cheerfully issue a full refund to any ticketholder that desires. However, patrons also may donate the ticket price to the nonprofit if they wish. For ticket refund questions or any other inquiries write friendsofgarlandsmagic11thstreet@yahoo.com

The drama, with a 36-member cast, features a totally original script and musical score. It focuses on life in Garland in 1913, after Garland was incorporated from two side-by-side communities, Embree and Duck Creek. Garland leaders during that time will be depicted. Garland Avenue is the original name for present-day 11th Street, the heart of the Travis College Hill National Register Historic District.

In the film to be released November 14-15, the two new original songs, "A House United" and "Just Good People", plus the two new scenes planned for 2020 performance will be videoed at the Plaza and incorporated into the never-before-seen film.



If you have any questions, please email friendsofgarlandsmagic11thstreet@yahoo.com
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