March 28

Dear Friends,


It is with great sadness we share that we have elected to cancel this year’s Shut Up & Dance performance, scheduled for March 28th, for the health and safety of everyone involved. For 28 years, Shut Up & Dance has been an incredible tradition for MANNA and the Dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet – it truly breaks our heart that we will be unable to perform this year.


This is not a decision we made lightly. We have been following local and federal guidance on social gatherings and the spread of illness, and have decided at this time that it is simply not an option to hold the performance this year. We are so incredibly sorry. Ticket buyers will be contacted directly and given several options for their tickets.


While Shut Up & Dance cannot take the stage this year, MANNA’s kitchen and deliveries are fully operational and we need support more than ever. Our clients are among those most at risk, and we are working hard to provide as much support as we can. I hope you will consider making a donation towards those efforts, and helping us raise the funds that we count on from Shut Up & Dance every year. You can make a donation, or purchase a Shut Up & Dance 2020 T-Shirt or autographed poster, on this page.


Thank you to Shelly Power and everyone at the Pennsylvania Ballet for their support – we can’t wait to bring Shut Up & Dance back to the stage in Spring 2021.


Thank you all so much for your support of MANNA.

Best Regards,

Sue Daugherty


Alexandra Hughes

Producing Director, Shut Up & Dance



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