After announcing its theatrical return after missing out last year due to the pandemic, Joseph the Dreamer musical has postponed its opening day after some of the cast tested positive for COVID-19.
It was announced by the musical’s official Instagram account hours before its opening show last July 15. The musical’s director, Paolo Valenciano, expressed his sadness in the postponement of the show on his Instagram.
“We were sold out tonight. My heart is broken atm 😢 what a nightmare 💔,” he wrote.
Paolo’s father, Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, tried to cheer up his son in the comment section. He reminded his son that he is always beside him and to “never look down.”
Meanwhile, Gary, who was set to return to the theater scene after 23 years, also shared his emotions on social media.
“It’s the one thing I didn’t want to ever post. Only hoping things get better so that this show can do what it was meant to do…to inspire. I love you Lord. Thank you for keeping me ok. Thank you that I need not look down even if my heart is heavy,” he shared.
In an official statement released by Butch Jimenez, the President of Trumpets Inc, the first weekend shows will be moved to August 5 to 7. The tickets that were purchased for the supposed July 15 show would be honored for the August 5 show. Meanwhile, ticket holders for the July 16 and 17 shows would be honored for the August 6 and 7 shows, respectively.
“Trumpets values first and foremost the health and safety of our audience as well as that of our cast members. Therefore as difficult as this decision may be, we firmly believe it is the right decision to make,” the President of Trumpets Inc said.
The 2022 run of Joseph the Dreamer marks Trumpets's return to live theater following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.