Instrument of Hope Makes Its Broadway Debut at Oklahoma!
The trumpet, made with bullet casings as a statement against gun violence, was used for a special performance of "Out of My Dreams."
Following the matinee performance on Wednesday, May 8, at Circle in the Square Theatre, Oklahoma! became the first Broadway show to feature the Instrument of Hope (designed by Josh Landress) with a special encore performance of "Out of My Dreams." The Instrument of Hope, a trumpet made with bullet casings that has been touring around the country, was played onstage by the show's music director Nathan Koci, accompanied by the Oklahoma! band. Take a look at the performance below, introduced by Tony nominee Mary Testa.
The Instrument of Hope is a project initiated by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Shine MSD, Inc., a nonprofit organization created by Parkland students to advance healing through arts. Oklahoma! is also the first Broadway show to join Gun Neutral, an industry-wide collaboration to explore how entertainment companies and individual storytellers can work together to help stop the gun violence epidemic in our country.