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2020 Holiday Music Video
“A COVID Kinda Christmas”
Cast of 13 Youth 4 Board Members

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Founding Board Members
Santa Clause
Harrison White

Background Singers
Connie Jackson, Yvette Cason, Parnell D. Marcano

Youth Drama Theater Actors
Joel Muepo, Mikal Dickerson, Sakshi Ghimire, Raymoneek Wright, Illeana Youngsang, Miracle Cruse, Kayla Carlyle, Dakota Elzien, Donovan Elzien, Sashwat Ghimire, Jae’dyn Loper, Nalaiya Lowery, and Jaden Smith

Director & Producer
Nikkema Taylor

Jerome Sable

Editor & Motion Graphics
Maya Bingham

Cassie Crump of Cassie’s Kidz & Thanz

Communications Writer
Chante Griffin

Contracts and Accounting
Donald Manes

Board of Directors Holiday Committee
Aydrea Walden, Connie Jackson, Yvette Cason, Parnell D. Marcano, Harrison White, Donald Manes, and Nikkema Taylor

“A Covid Kinda Christmas”
Written & Produced by
Sylvia MacCalla

Music Production
Sean Thomas

Lead Vocals
Harrison White

Background Vocals
Sylvia MacCalla

Credits for the record
A Covid Kinda Christmas
Written & Produced by Sylvia MacCalla
Music Production Sean Thomas
Lead Vocals David Burnham
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The Story Behind the Song

COVID shut everything down in Los Angeles the last week of March 2020. That week was our show week for our production of Annie, so going into tech week our cast of 25, our crew, and staff had to put their production plans on hold.

As the virus spread, hopes of rescheduling the show looked bleak, so the email went out “THE SHOW IS CANCELED” the kids were brokenhearted.

To make up for the loss of their Spring Musical, the Board of Directors got together to plan a Holiday Virtual Show. Actors, Writers, and Producers themselves they came up with a plan and a theme. “A COVID Kinda Christmas!” We are gonna call it what it is, and find humor, entertainment, comfort and joy even in these dark times. That is the greatest lesson we could give our youth!

Sylvia MacCalla came to mind when suggesting songs and dances. A talented songwriter, Sylvia, was a dear friend, colleague, and has performed with many of us. So Yvette Cason asked her if she could write a song. AND SHE DID!

We all loved it so much that we scrapped the showcase idea and invited the kids to make a music video instead! They loved the song and loved being able to perform again!

IF YOU LOVE IT TOO… Download it and rock out all Holiday long! All proceeds go to Youth Drama Theater for future productions and programs.

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