This wasn’t the year we hoped it would be.
Many movies, concerts and events we were looking forward to this year ended up being canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are 12 things we would have covered in 2020 if it was a normal year:
‘The Barber of Seville’
- Soon after the pandemic hit the Beehive State, Utah Opera had to cancel its performances of Gioachino Rossini’s famous opera “The Barber of Seville,” scheduled for March 14-22.
‘A Quiet Place Part II’
- “A Quiet Place Part II,” the sequel to John Krasinski’s horror film “A Quiet Place,” was set to come out March 20 and postponed until April 23, 2021.
- A national touring production of Disney’s “Frozen” was set to run at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City from April 5-May 3. The Broadway musical is now scheduled at the theater Oct. 28-Nov. 14, 2021.
- The movie “Black Widow” was set to come out May 1, kicking off phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film’s release has been rescheduled for May 7, 2021.
- Pop star Justin Bieber was scheduled to perform June 9 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The concert is now set to take place June 13, 2021.
‘In the Heights’
- “In the Heights,” a movie based on a Broadway musical of the same title with music and lyrics by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, was originally going to be released June 26. It is now set to come out June 18, 2021.
- Disneyland was scheduled to open Avengers Campus, a new Marvel-themed land in Disney California Adventure Park, on July 18. The park remains closed due to the pandemic.
Beethoven’s 250th birthday
- In honor of composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday this month, the Utah Symphony had planned to perform his five piano concertos between Sept. 18 and Dec. 12, but these performances were canceled.
- Legendary rock band Kiss’ performance at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, originally scheduled for Sept. 14, 2019, was postponed a second time from Sept. 24 to Sept. 22, 2021.
Tabernacle Choir Christmas concerts
- The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s highly anticipated annual Christmas concerts, originally scheduled Dec. 10-12, were canceled when the group announced it would sit out the rest of 2020 amid the pandemic.
- The 11-time Tony-winning Broadway musical “Hamilton” was set to return to the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City Dec. 15-Jan. 17, 2021. The performances have been rescheduled for July 2-25, 2021.
‘West Side Story’
- Steven Spielberg’s new film adaptation of the classic Broadway musical “West Side Story,” originally set to come out Dec. 18, has now been rescheduled for release on Dec. 10, 2021.