Helen Todd to perform the role of Turandot in Minnesota Opera's production of Turandot in April 2013

Helen Todd Produces TWO Outdoor Musicals During COVID Pandemic

After breaking her ankle in three places in February 2020, Helen was already home bound for three months while she recovered from surgery. Helen continued to teach in person and decided in the summer that her private voice students needed to perform. So, in October 2020, Helen produced the musical Little Women in her backyard. Rehearsals began in September with COVID protocols of mask wearing in rehearsal, mouthwash and outdoor rehearsals. Ten extraordinary singers performed this musical directed by Dan Hendrock and music directed by Helen Todd. Cast members committed to only seeing their families and each other in order to perform the show unmasked during tech week. This extraordinary experience was the only opportunity for these ten students to perform live in months and gave hope to the audiences that had the privilege of seeing one of the three performances. 

Pictured from left to right: (Boshy Deak as Mr. Laurence, Amir Smith as John Brooke, Hannah Duncan as Amy March, Violet Webster as Meg March, Jordyn Freetage as Jo March, Julie Harbath as Beth March, Grace Wilkinson as Aunt March, Sam Parmentier as Prof. Baehr, Roxie Popovsky as Marmee, and Brian Tuohey as Laurie.

Followed by the great success of Little Women, Helen had to wait until after the winter months were over in order to produce the second musical. This time the musical was a more modern day storyline with The Spitfire Grill. Auditions were held in February and rehearsals started outdoors in late March. All singers were eventually vaccinated which made performing less stressful. The show was double cast for three roles in particular and performances ran over two weekends in May. This was yet another opportunity for students of Helen’s voice studio to perform when the rest of the world was closed. Another huge success while still being safe. 

Pictured from left to right: David Petrovic as Caleb, Rebecca Forman as Shelby, Boshy Deak as Eli, Evelyn DeLiso as Hannah, Violet Webster as Percy, Amir Smith as Joe, and Elizabeth Brey as Effie. This was Cast Moon.

Helen’s Agent

Peter Randsman
Randsman Artists Managment
(212) 290-2281
randsman@aol.com

Helen Todd Produces TWO Outdoor Musicals During COVID Pandemic

After breaking her ankle in three places in February 2020, Helen was already home bound for three months while she recovered from surgery. Helen continued to teach in person and decided in the summer that her private voice students needed to perform. So, in October 2020, Helen produced the musical Little Women in her backyard. Rehearsals began in September with COVID protocols of mask wearing in rehearsal, mouthwash and outdoor rehearsals. Ten extraordinary singers performed this musical directed by Dan Hendrock and music directed by Helen Todd. Cast members committed to only seeing their families and each other in order to perform the show unmasked during tech week. This extraordinary experience was the only opportunity for these ten students to perform live in months and gave hope to the audiences that had the privilege of seeing one of the three performances. 

Pictured from left to right: (Boshy Deak as Mr. Laurence, Amir Smith as John Brooke, Hannah Duncan as Amy March, Violet Webster as Meg March, Jordyn Freetage as Jo March, Julie Harbath as Beth March, Grace Wilkinson as Aunt March, Sam Parmentier as Prof. Baehr, Roxie Popovsky as Marmee, and Brian Tuohey as Laurie.

Followed by the great success of Little Women, Helen had to wait until after the winter months were over in order to produce the second musical. This time the musical was a more modern day storyline with The Spitfire Grill. Auditions were held in February and rehearsals started outdoors in late March. All singers were eventually vaccinated which made performing less stressful. The show was double cast for three roles in particular and performances ran over two weekends in May. This was yet another opportunity for students of Helen’s voice studio to perform when the rest of the world was closed. Another huge success while still being safe. 

Pictured from left to right: David Petrovic as Caleb, Rebecca Forman as Shelby, Boshy Deak as Eli, Evelyn DeLiso as Hannah, Violet Webster as Percy, Amir Smith as Joe, and Elizabeth Brey as Effie. This was Cast Moon.

In Cast Shine, three roles were double cast. Roxie Popovsky (second from the left) played Percy, Hannah Duncan (in green) played Effie and Jordan Popovsky (in white) played Shelby. 

Helen’s Agent

Peter Randsman
Randsman Artists Managment
(212) 290-2281
randsman@aol.com

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