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The Ren Holds Suprise Concert For Mansfielder’s 93rd Birthday

10 Aug , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Mansfield’s streets got musical Friday afternoon, when 93-year-old Beulah Jones was treated to a surprise concert from the Renaissance Theatre’s cast of Hairspray the Musical on her front lawn.

Performers, Izzi Robles and Terrence Williams Jr., sang three of the production’s songs for Jones, including “Good Morning, Baltimore,” “Run and Tell That,” and “Without Love” before wishing her a happy birthday and heading off back to the theater for a final rehearsal.

“We heard through the grapevine that Ms. Jones was turning 93 today, and with our current production schedule for Hairspray, there was a perfect opportunity to surprise her with a mini concert,” said Renaissance Performing Arts President Chelsie Thompson. “A similar ‘Curbside Concert’ idea was offered in Columbus last year, and this was a great chance to pilot something comparable to see whether we can work with that same model to present on-the-go concerts to residents at their homes.”

Ms. Jones and her family expressed that they thoroughly enjoyed the concert and look forward to seeing more community concerts from the Renaissance Theatre in the future. 

Click here to watch the surprise concert via Facebook Live video.

Source, Photos: Renaissance Performing Arts Association

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