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Reviewed by Simone Cromer: The Christmas holiday season is different this year. Due to the pandemic, audiences cannot see popular Broadway Star and Billboard #1 recording artist, Shoshana Bean in concert singing favorite holiday songs. However, in ‘Sing Your Hallelujah’, a virtual concert directed by Amy Segal (Schitt’s Creek: Best Wishes, Warmest Regards), Shoshana shines in this concert special, recorded on stage in the beautiful and historic Apollo Theater in Harlem.
In between the beautiful stage sets accompanied by an accomplished arrangement of acoustic musicians supporting Shoshana and a variety of guests singing, Shoshana laments very candidly about how New York City and how the world has changed due to Covid-19, and the subsequent mandate lock-down guidelines of social distancing.
As the holiday season approaches and reveling in the relief of the Biden/Harris Presidential win, Shoshana and friends are inspired and realize that they have a unique opportunity at hand to perform. Although Broadway is still closed down, the show must and can go on, but on a smaller scale by, virtual presentation. The socially distanced rehearsals scenes reveal how much they all love and respect each other and are committed to uniting the community through the spiritual power of their voices in the Christmas songs they sing.
Joining Shoshana in ‘Sing Your Hallelujah’ offers a variety of excellent performances with Tony-winner Gavin Creel, tap dancer Jared Grimes, Broadway star Jeremy Jordan, singers Shayna Steel, and Connie Talbot, and Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Watts. Together, each performer is on stage solo or has a duet with Shoshana bringing much-needed holiday spirit into the homes of viewers. Shoshana has an absolutely amazing voice that embraces you with the love she wants to share this Christmas. Extra meticulous care went into designing a stage presence that gives the appearance of a concert that is intimate fitting for enjoying your in-home experience. One that brings that community spirit close to you in our socially distanced environment.
Everyone involved in this production explains their connection and friendship with Shoshana and how they felt compelled to be a part of this spiritual concert as it is something that they needed to be a part of in these unusual times.
Director Amy Segal presents a holiday musical experience that is beautiful, introspective, and meaningful as gives us all people something special that we need and will cherish this holiday season.