BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Can you imagine what quarantine would be like if there were no music, TV shows, movies, radio or books? Just like breathing, art is needed for our well-being. All forms of art, especially live theater, are magical. The Broadway musicals and plays take the audience on a journey by performing choregraphed dances, breathtaking live music, inspiring stories, elaborate costumes and astonishing sets without leaving their seats.  

I am Suri Marrero, and I am a Bridgewater native who returned home when Broadway went dark. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, you would find me at the St. James Theater, performing as Young Elsa in Disney’s “Frozen” on Broadway. I love to bring joy and happiness to the audience as I perform with my talented castmates. The Broadway community is my extended family. They are my friends, supporters, mentors and they have taught me so much more than acting, singing, dancing and performing. They are creative, fun and a humble group of people, and I miss them dearly.

I have teamed up with Broadway Cares to raise money for the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. This fund assists the entertainment community – onstage, backstage and behind the scenes – who are facing health care crises and other immediate needs in the wake of the evolving coronavirus pandemic. I encourage those who have the means to help, to donate. You can go to my page at https://bit.ly/3e93KcY to join my team and donate.

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The Disney Theatrical Productions have decided that “Frozen” on Broadway will not reopen once the pandemic eases, but you can still see me perform on Netflix in John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch. You can also catch me in episodes of “Sesame Street” on HBO and PBS, and Helpsters on Apple TV+.

Thank you to all the essential workers who continue to provide essential services during this time. You are truly heroes. Thanks to everyone else for staying home and helping with this crisis. We will get through this and be stronger than ever. But right now, what we do together makes a difference, even while apart.