Viterbo alums morph ‘The Greatest Showman’ song into pandemic pick-me-up
'A Million Dreams' still keep us awake, Nathalia Duque says
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Nathalia Duque and Kaitlyn Serketich, Viterbo University music theater alumni from the Class of 2018, enlisted several other alums and faculty for their “A Million Dreams Project” to elicit smiles during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We truly believe in the power of art, so we wanted to come together to spread a positive message by singing this song,” Duque said of the song, which they began crafting into a video they have posted on YouTube.
“No matter how difficult things might get during this time, our dreams are still ‘keeping us awake’ as we wait for the pandemic to come to an end,” Duque said.
Nancy L. Allen directed the music in the project, and Douglas P. Wilken was sound editor.
“A Million Dreams” was popularized in the 2017 movie “The Greatest Showman,” in which Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Ziv Zaifman sang the song. The film is a musical biographical drama about P.T. Barnum.