LMT Broadway open mics are back online


Even though musical theatre aficionados can’t sing live in person,  they can at least sing together online.

 Lethbridge MusicJillian Bracken is looking forward to putting on her musical theatre hat for LMT's virtual Broadway open mic, Feb. 27. Photo by Richard Ameryal Theatre was just hitting their stride with regular Broadway open mic nights at the Owl Acoustic Lounge when Covid hit and live entertainment got shut down.

 However, Jillian Bracken is excited to  to bring back Broadway open mics, in spirit anyway, with a special virtual Broadway open mic, Feb. 27 beginning at 8 p.m

“ We did one in the fall of 2018 then three in 2019 and then Covid hit,” Bracken recalled.

“We started them at Casa, then moved to the Owl, which had a different vibe. It became more about the community getting together and having fun performing,” she continued.

“That’s what makes it special,” she said adding the Zoom event will have a different vibe again.

“We kept hoping we’d be able to perform live again, but it kept getting delayed and delayed again,” she said adding artists have been forced to adapt by doing these sorts of events online.

“It will work and  we’ll be ready for whenever we are allowed to perform again,” she said, six people have already signed up through the Facebook event, with many more signing up to be part of the audience.

“ It’s for Broadway show tunes or tunes from musicals, or songs that sound like they could be part of musicals,” she said.


“You’d be surprised how many songs from musicals that you know,” she continued.

“We’ll go as long as we can, maybe an hour and a half or even two,” she enthused.

“There’s no limit,” she said, adding one of the benefits of a virtual Broadway open mic is not being limited by capacity of venues.

 Performers must supply their own accompaniment.

“ There are lots of apps for your phone for accompaniment,” she said.

“I’m excited to perform again,” she said.
Sign up  at https://forms.gle/BtrFAi1bwKxw9gWr8

Participants will be sent the Zoom link.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 February 2021 19:42 )