THIS MUST BE TOLD

Thank you for your interest in this new musical about Daniel.

We are seeking producers for our next phase.

Please consider joining us.

WHY TELL THIS STORY?

Daniel’s relevance transcends familiar scenes in the lion’s den and Nebuchadnezzar’s fiery furnace. Despite captivity in a foreign, pagan culture, he held to his conviction and commitment to God. This display of integrity and faith is as important today as in 650 BC.

PRODUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE:

•Cast Album (studio-recorded vocals)
•Instrumental Track (rehearsal and/or performances)
•Libretto Book (script and vocal sheets)
•Piano/Conductor Book
•Keyboard Book
•Graphic Logo and Cover Art

AUDIO SAMPLES OF CAST ALBUM FOLLOW…

AUDIO SAMPLES

Musical sneak preview from the creative team of Chuck & Karen Smith…

BLAMING

BLAMING

Our story opens in Judah, a broken world, straying from God’s commands. They had “no clue.”

JUDGMENTAL

JUDGMENTAL

Jeremiah’s warnings to his people are spoken in vain. He’s called a traitor and ignored.

BOYS MARCH

BOYS MARCH

The siege of Judah leads to heartbreak as families are torn apart and boys exiled to Babylon.

TEMPTATIONS

TEMPTATIONS

Daniel and his friends are tempted to stray from God’s commands. But, they remain steadfast in their faith, in a land far from home.

HOW WAS THAT DONE

HOW WAS THAT DONE

Whimsical wizards are bewildered by God’s miracles as they plot against Daniel and his friends.

PASSING OF KINGS

PASSING OF KINGS

The ever-present clash of good and tyranny passes king by king. It’s all the same.

MENE MENE

MENE MENE

Mysterious handwriting appears on the wall. “Fingers come to haunt us here.” What can this mean?

WHEN WILL HE UNDERSTAND

WHEN WILL HE UNDERSTAND

King Belshazzar’s mother and Daniel plead for mercy and care over her son, as his people drift from God’s way.

WHEN THEIR FEET REACH THE GROUND

WHEN THEIR FEET REACH THE GROUND

Are we teaching the next generation to have integrity, strength and conviction? 

TESTING BEGINS

TESTING BEGINS

Daniel recognizes his fear, so far from home. He recalls his father’s words to prepare him for survival. Daniel submits to Babylon, with God’s embrace and guidance … his test begins.

DREAM OF THE BEAST

DREAM OF THE BEAST

Nebuchadnezzar asks Daniel to interpret his dream of a great tree at the center of the earth.  Daniel understands and explains the dream.  As Daniel foretold, Nebuchadnezzar is transformed into a wild animal.

LION'S DEN

LION'S DEN

Wizards connive to kill Daniel. Lions are hungry. King Darius is deceived and agrees to throw Daniel to the lions. Faced with death, Daniel does not abandon God. The lions’ mouths are shut by God, Daniel is rescued and King Darius rejoices.

...just a taste of the 27 songs.

 

 

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

Prepared by Chuck & Karen Smith.
Additional materials to be developed, as required for production and distribution.

 

Studio recording by over 50 cast members. For cast rehearsal and direction, and just fun listening. Available with production package.

CAST ALBUM

Instrumental accompaniment for rehearsal and/or performance. Orchestral tracks using VSL and others (midi available). Available with production package.

INSTRUMENTAL TRACK

Script and vocal sheets for cast rehearsal and direction. Written by Chuck & Karen Smith. Available with production package.

LIBRETTO BOOK

Piano score for rehearsal and live accompaniment. Arranged by Rachel Premo. Available with production package.

PIANO/CONDUCTOR BOOK

Keyboard supplemental accompaniment (e.g. strings and horns). Arranged by Rachel Premo. Available with production package.

KEYBOARD BOOK

Digital art for advertising, billboard, programs, etc. Image by Sophia Fletcher. Available with production package.

GRAPHIC LOGO & COVER ART

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Our Daniel “project” has been a walk of faith. In God’s timing, doors opened and volunteers with amazing voices and enthusiasm stepped forward to help: neighbors, friends, church members (Brunswick Church in Troy, NY and Northwood Church in Summerville, SC), and local performance groups. We are grateful to so many (55+) for the love they poured into the Daniel cast album.

Singers:

Jared Rogers (Daniel)

Kenny Glover (Nebuchadnezzar)

Clancy Stauffer (Narrator, Chorus)

Jacob Malley (Ashpenaz, Chorus)

Rachel Premo (Princess)

Maurice Brown (Darius)

Bernie Fredette (Jeremiah)

Chuck Smith (Arioch, Chorus)

Jeff Deal (Neb’s Captain, Chorus)

Billy Rodgers (Daniel’s Father)

Luke Jones (Shadrach, Chorus)

Josh Daniel (Meshach, Chorus)

Luke Bauer (Abednego, Chorus)

Jenna Nixon (Queen, Chorus)

Karen Smith (Queen, Chorus)

Ansleigh Tudder (Vendor, Chorus)

Mike Hook (Vendor, Chorus)

Jackie Guingona (Wizard, Mom, Chorus)

Roger Templeman (Wizard, Chorus)

Carly Carter (Wizard)

Mirissa Thompson (Wizard)

Sandy Harvey (Mom, Chorus)

Holly Armstrong (Mom, Chorus)

Dave Boyles (Chorus)

Galatiax Caley (Chorus)

Dave Cross (Chorus)

Mary Catherine McCarthy (Chorus)

Zachariah Davenport (Chorus)

Savannah Fletcher (Chorus)

Greg Goodermote (Chorus)

Olivia Harris (Chorus)

Marlene Hook (Chorus)

Ken Hunter (Chorus)

Maya Kiehl (Chorus)

Calvin Kramps (Chorus)

Tim Maki (Chorus)

Phyllis Michael (Chorus)

Sarah Parrales (Chorus)

Luca Pascazio (Chorus)

Rick Roden (Chorus)

Sal Scecchitano (Chorus)

Jenny Stolin (Chorus)

Savannah Stolin (Chorus)

Bryce Stolin (Young Daniel, Chorus)

Emily Thompson (Chorus)

Shellie Ware (Chorus)

Paige Warner (Chorus)

Dani Welch (Chorus)

Josh Bates (Crowd)

Kevin Couch (Crowd)

Julie Smith (Crowd)

Mike Woodard (Crowd)

Production:

Chuck & Karen Smith (Writers, Directors, Orchestration, Studio)

Gary Tash (Mentor, Orchestration, Studio Guidance)

Rachel Premo (Piano Score Arrangement)

Larry DeVivo (Silvertone Mastering)

Sophia Fletcher (Cover Art, Web Design)

Hunter Carter (Marketing)

Miller Boone (Percussion Suport)

CONTACT

Want to learn more and discuss the project?
Either Chuck or Hunter will reply promptly.