Somehow I forgot to mention that we just got notice that Daniel was cast in the Seattle Children’s Theater summer season production of the musical “Honk!“. They’ll be doing 5 weeks of rehearsals and then 4 days of production afterwards.
Daniel was in last summers production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, I’m looking forward to seeing what part he gets in Honk!.
Over the summer, if you get a chance, it’s absolutely worth watching the SCT drama school shows. They do pretty challenging productions, for example, they’re doing “As you Like It” this summer. They also do some original stuff (including “Tommorrow was Better”, which was partly written by Daniel (and others) during SCT’s Original Works class in the fall semester.
And if you’ve got kids from about 3-15 years old, then I STRONGLY encourage you to stop by one of SCT’s mainstage productions. These are absolutely unbelievable. This year’s just about run out but next year is going to be great. These guys do SERIOUS drama for kids. It’s not “theater by children”, it’s “theater for children”. They hire some of the most talented actors and directors in the Seattle area and they put on truly challenging theater. SCT is, without a doubt, one of the (if not the) top children’s theater in the country. They do Shakespeare, they do musicals, and they do a LOT of original works. Some of their stuff is fluff, some of it is deadly serious. But all of it is high quality.
Edit: Forgot to include my normal plug for SCT, thanks for reminding me Adi.