Seizes the Day with Phamaly

Seizes the Day with Phamaly

April 13, 2020


Denver-based troupe for actors with disabilities parodies “Seize the Day” from Newsies


Denver, Colorado: Phamaly Theatre Company has released a parody video of the song “Seize the Day” from Disney’s Newsies to lift spirits during the coronavirus stay-at-home period.


The video features over 20 of Phamaly’s theatre artists, representing disabilities including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, autism, anxiety and depression, seizure disorder, cerebral palsy, caudal regression syndrome, and deaf/hard of hearing individuals.


The parody includes instructional messages reinforcing the CDC COVID-19 health guidelines, including washing your hands, maintaining social distancing, using a tissue to wipe your nose, not touching your face, and staying home.


Phamaly’s parody video for COVID-19 can be found at Phamaly’s YouTube Channel at


Up Next for Phamaly

Phamaly is scheduled to produce a world premiere original version of Alice in Wonderland in July and August. Alice is written by playwright David Jacobi and features an original music soundtrack by Denver favorite, Wheelchair Sports Camp, known for their experimental and radical style that incorporates hip hop, jazz, electronic beats, and rap. Alice in Wonderland is scheduled to run at the Space Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, July 22nd through August 9th, 2020, with Opening Night on July 24th.


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About Phamaly Theatre Company

Transforming Stories. Deconstructing Barriers. Elevating Disability.

Now in its 31st season, Phamaly Theatre Company is Denver's premiere disability affirmative theatre company, producing professional theatre exclusively casting artists with all nature of disabilities: physical, cognitive, intellectual, and emotional. Phamaly’s mission is to is to be a creative home for theatre artists with disabilities; to model a disability-affirmative theatrical process; and to upend conventional narratives by transforming individuals, audiences, and the world.


For all of its 2020 programs, Phamaly will continue to lead the field in providing accessibility features including captioning, audio description, American Sign Language interpretation, sensory friendly performances, tactile tours, Braille materials, sensory guides, wheelchair access, and Inclusive Hospitality discounts, making theatre accessible to all.


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