London, UK: Australian Kristie Winsen, now primarily based in London, has been combatting loneliness through the pandemic – on Zoom. Kristie Winsen was caught at residence in London after finishing her musical theatre research on the Royal Central Faculty of Speech and Drama. She began a daily free live performance on Zoom with fellow musical theatre graduates and a few West Finish professionals. Near a yr later, UPLIFT musical theatre live shows now attain folks in over 25 international locations – together with a devoted following again residence.
The UPLIFT live shows are designed to elevate spirits. Each performer shares one thing they’ve discovered uplifting. The live shows are run on Zoom as a result of it’s extra private than streaming providers. Regardless of the work and expense of placing these live shows collectively they continue to be free for everybody around the globe. Kristie Winsen was the recipient of a Whats On Stage Angel Award in London for her work on the live shows.
Performers have included:
— Desi Oakley (Jenna, Waitress – West Finish, Depraved – Broadway)
— Katy Treharne (Christine, Phantom of the Opera – West Finish)
— Alexander Mendoza (Cowl Raoul, Phantom of the Opera – World Tour)
— Stephen Kramer Glickman (Nickolodean’s Huge Time Rush, Warner Animation’s Storks, Shrek The Musical)
In addition to fellow Aussies Hayley Maybury, Thomas Currie, Stephanie Priest and Teya Duncan.
Messages of encouragement are available in from around the globe – and from the performers who take part:
“Seeing artists come collectively in a time like this and placing on one thing stunning – properly achieved.”
“It felt extra stay and dynamic however nonetheless extra private than anything I’ve skilled on Zoom!”
“UPLIFT was actually unimaginable. Everybody who carried out was spectacular.”
About UPLIFT Musical Theatre: UPLIFT connects audiences from around the globe on Zoom for an at-home live performance of inspiring musical theatre. Appropriate for the complete household, every live performance options musical theatre graduates, rising artists and established West Finish and Broadway performers singing well-known musical theatre songs, in addition to songs from animated movies and film musicals. Kristie Winsen based this on-line live performance sequence in 2020, producing and presenting every live performance, and has seen the viewers develop to succeed in over 25 international locations.