A concert reading of This is NOT A DRILL will take place at the Sammons Center for the Arts on Thursday, December 9, and Friday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m.
In January of 2018, an emergency cell-phone alert warned citizens and visitors in Hawaii to seek immediate shelter because of an incoming ballistic missile. Thirty-eight minutes later, the alert was canceled after officials discovered it to be a mistake. In the interim, people throughout the islands panicked, putting children into storm drains and saying what they believed would be their final goodbyes to loved ones.
The Hawaiian Missile Crisis is now being developed as a stage musical, This is NOT A DRILL by its conceptor and composer Holly Doubet, with playwright Joseph McDonough, and composers Kathy Babylon and John Vester. The musical will enjoy its first professional concert reading at the Sammons Center for the Arts in Dallas, Texas on December 9 and 10, 2021.