The kids involved in the summer season performances have been working their tails off for most of the summer, and their hard work is starting to pay off, because SCT's Summer Season's is finally getting started.
The SCT summer season performances typically run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, of successive weeks, in two waves, one in late July, the second in late August.
The first performances (of Homer's "Odyssey" and Louis Sachar's There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom") start on July 28th, running for three performances each (two evening, one matinee).
Next up will be Jon Jory's "Love, Death and the Prom" and the musical "Honk!" running from August 4th through August 6th (the musicals run for four performances over three days).
Rounding up the first wave is Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and Moliere's "Scapina" on August 11th through the 13th. The Scapina performance is particularly interesting, it's being done in collabaration with the SCT Deaf Youth Drama Program - the show will be performed simultaneously in English and ASL.
For the August wave, there are two shows - the first is a sequel to last summer's "Captain Blood", Sabatini's "The Return of Captain Blood", and an SCT original production by SCT's David Drummond and Don Flemming entitled "Tomorrow Was Better".
"Tommorrow Was Better" is the product of the "Original Works" class at SCT - basically the kids in the class get together over a semester and come up with a play (and then perform the play on the last day of class). Then the SCT wordsmiths take their work and turn it into an original play.
These shows are absolutely worth seeing - SCT's productions are always top-notch, and the kids are absolutely amazing - there are some remarkable talents in these shows. I know a bunch of the kids in Honk! (from other classes Daniel has taken over the years) and they're absolutely awesome.
If it's possible, come see the shows, they're worth it.
For people at Microsoft, drop me a line or stop by my office (it's in the address book) if you're interested - I've got ticket information and brochures in my office.