Photos: JP’s Rehearsal of Life Musical ‘Banned in Boston’

Jamaica Plain based nonprofit Rehearsal for Life held its new Banned in Boston musical live in Boston on April 27. Highlights included Governor Maura Healey performing live with Lee Pelton, Myechia Minter-Jordan, Chef Tiffani Faison, author Ben Mezrich, Chef Joanne Chang, Makeeba McCleary and many more with award winner Collin Knight and five students from Rehearsal for Life's Youth Unscripted program. The improv extravaganza raised more than $425,000 to support of Rehearsal for Life's social-emotional learning programming that annually serves more than 1,400 youth in Boston and beyond.  

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JP Nonprofit Rehearsal for Life Presenting Musical ‘Banned in Boston’ Back to School Edition

Rehearsal for Life, a non-profit leader in Boston-area’s creative youth development sector, will present its new Banned in Boston musical virtually on April 14. The 2022 performance will once again be written and scored by award-winning creative Faith Soloway, Interim Artistic Director of Rehearsal for Life and co-writer of Amazon’s award-winning show Transparent, with special guest performances by actors Jane Lynch of Glee and Tim Meadows of Saturday Night Live. To promote accessibility and inclusivity for all, individual tickets are available with a pay as you can or are able to option here. In keeping with the Banned in Boston tradition, more than two dozen politicians, celebrities, and business leaders will join the cast to support Urban Improv’s important work with Boston Public School students. This year’s musical-esque romp, ‘Back To School’, will be a dystopian comedy based on the exaggerated reality of returning to school during the pandemic, when in-person learning and gatherings remain challenging.

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