Director's Note Each production begins with a Director's Vision, and mine was the magical and unexpected! Couple a magical Disney classic with the most magical time of year; sprinkle it with over 90 youth and you get a tremendously enjoyable journey! Get ready to open your minds to the magic of Cinderella's tale and indulge in our unexpected delights! Happy Holidays from SJCT! ~Toni Butler Cinderella performed December 17, 19, 20 and 22, … [Read more...] about Christmas with Disney’s Cinderella Kids
This was our Fall 2011 Elementary Outreach Production. We sold out to over 7,500 kids! https://youtu.be/AV2tSOVsLR0 Production Team Cast List Photos from the Show … [Read more...] about Go, Dog, Go!
Director's Note I am thrilled to be returning to SJCT. This time not just as the fictional captain of the "Jolly Rodger" (playing the iconic Captain James Hook) but truly captain-ing the upcoming production of OLIVER. I have followed the successes and triumphs of SJCT and have cheered their progress and purpose. I have a deep affection for children's theatre: theater by children and for children. Theatre helped me at a very early age to find my … [Read more...] about Oliver!
It all begins so simply… A day like any other. With a bag of cookies and a good spot in the yard to read, everything seemed about perfect. And then...Mouse came. Mouse may be adorable but Mouse is full of questions. And energy. And Mouse is hungry. What can Boy do but give Mouse a cookie? Wouldn’t you do the same thing? But, if you give a Mouse a cookie, Mouse is going to want a glass of milk. https://youtu.be/1C9XaUiAIpg It was amazing how … [Read more...] about If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Director's Note: I love Christmas! it brings out the best in each of us. We tend to be more loving, forgiving, generous, and kind. It's more that just Santa and presents. It's much deeper. And like Imogene Herdman, it can change us into something more, something greater. Christmas fills us with hope, understanding, and peace and with that we can feel the cheer of the season as we remember what is important to us. "Hey! Hey! Unto you a child is … [Read more...] about The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Director's Note Sometimes you just need to sit down, relax, and laugh. Theatre tells all kinds of stories and takes us on so many amazing journeys. Our journey tonight is enthusiastically silly fun. The cast, crew and production team have completely enjoyed the process of creating this charismatic theatre gem. And this gem is our gift to you tonight... so sit back, relax, and just laugh! ~Toni Butler Little Shop of Horrors performed in … [Read more...] about Little Shop of Horrors 2010
Director's Note Simple. This was my vision for our production. Charles Schulzs gang of Peanuts range from ages six to nine and yet they make such candid observations about the world around us as to make us laugh at life and even ourselves. The beloved characters help us step back and see things as a child would: simply. I have loved working with this gang of Peanuts! Each rehearsal was filled with a lot of laughter. We have taken You're a … [Read more...] about You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Director's Note Shakespeare's plays have been with us for 500 years because he understood the human condition. Whether it was the conflict in his great tragedies and historical dramas or in this case his delightful electric comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, his narratives are still relevant. Tonight's production is an exploration of the absurdities of love and attraction... "Lord, what fools these mortals be." ~Kevin Dudley A Midsummer … [Read more...] about A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Director's Note The story of The Secret Garden is beautiful, timeless, and beloved by millions of people. At first, the characters are hard and miserable but through working and learning to love and care, they change right before your eyes into beautiful people. This musical version is my personal favorite rendition of The Secret Garden. It has been a joy to work with this amazing cast and crew and implement my vision for this production. I … [Read more...] about The Secret Garden
Director's Note How true is the story of Aladdin in our own lives! We have all followed the journey of finding ourselves and being true to that person within. I remember as a youth how hard it was to do just that. As many other young people, I wanted to be popular and fit in. I also remember how quickly that road became stale and eventually I had to face that who I was, was just fine. Once I figured that out, how free and happy I felt because at … [Read more...] about Disney’s Aladdin Jr.