Announcing Alki PTA’s First Ever ONLINE MUSICAL PREMIERE!
Broadway has been dark for over a year… But the lights are bright at Alki Elementary! Alki PTA is thrilled to announce the premiere of this year’s musical, Super Happy Awesome News, Thursday April 22nd (Super Cast!) and Friday April 23rd (Awesome Cast!) at 6:30pm!
Mark your calendars and get on the guest list for our online viewing parties! You won’t want to miss 29 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Alki performers bringing you this totally new musical from Beat by Beat Press written during quarantine about kids in quarantine! In this crazy year, we all need a little Super Happy Awesome News!
With so many Alki students interested in an online musical this year, we accommodated everyone by offering not one, but TWO full productions of “Super Happy Awesome News!”
The Super Cast premieres Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 PM
The Awesome Cast premieres Friday, April 23 at 6:30 PM
Super Happy Awesome Flower + Bake Sale!
In Alki PTA Musical tradition, we will be having a Flower & Bake Sale, ONLINE! Order flower bouquets for your favorite cast members, popcorn buckets for your viewing parties, tasty treats and cupcakes to celebrate! And don’t forget your PBJGBCSWC Sandwich Kit! Trust me, after watching Chef make this tasty treat during the production, every kid will want to make their own!
2021 Marks the 10th Anniversary of Alki PTA’s Musical Program!
Although it will look different this year, we have produced a memorable experience for Alki students and an inspiring show for our community that will carry on our Alki PTA Musical tradition!
Super Happy Awesome News Synopsis!
Two siblings launch rival “good news” networks and find themselves competing for the title of happiest news show. Soon, their correspondents are in a whirlwind of ecstatic musical reporting – from joyful weather forecasts, to cheerful cooking segments and blissful political updates! But, when vulnerability starts peeking through the euphoric facade, they’re left wondering: is there room for raw honesty on a super happy broadcast?
100% Produced and Directed by Alki Parent Power!
- Director: Amy Cooper
- Music Director: Sean Meckley
- Technical Director: Mike Uehara-Bingen
- Poster Design: Casey Lynn
- Musical Bake Sale Team: Ali Pankop, Rachel Thomas, Ingrid Seuss-Harkleroad, Cheryl Meckley
What Even IS an Online Musical You May Ask?
Super Happy Awesome News was written to be rehearsed remotely, performed virtually, and shared with audiences online. The storyline is linear, made up of monologues and songs intended to be performed as solos. When these scenes are recorded and played in sequence, it presents a complete musical theater experience available to any audience with an internet connection. Actors will practice their parts, design their own sets and costumes at home and receive music/acting/scene direction each week during online rehearsals. Ultimately – their final performance will be recorded by parent/guardian camerapersons and the video sent to our technical director who will edit it all together for our final production! Super Happy Awesome News was created during the COVID-19 pandemic and made specifically for all the young performers and communities affected by this unprecedented circumstance.