It’s not often a person walks away from a live show, movie or stage production transformed. But that’s exactly what Summerville’s Chuck and Karen Smith want to happen after people see their musical drama, “Daniel and The Kings,” premiering this fall in North Charleston.
Interested parties can find more information at danielandthekings.com.
The Smiths have enlisted world-class performers and a production team with Broadway experience to help launch their production for five shows only Sept. 21-24 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
Daniel and the Kings is based on the biblical story of Daniel, a young Hebrew boy who was ripped from the arms of his parents, marched more than 500 miles across a desert to Babylon, armed only with faith and trust in God. Daniel faced a lot more than lions while in Babylon, including an evil queen, wizards and connivers out to destroy him. Despite living in captivity for 70 years, he never let his circumstances defeat him. To the contrary, he conquered the hearts and souls of the kings – and princess – he was forced to serve.
“Today, so many people are anxious and feel like the chaos will never stop,” Karen Smith said. “We hope they will take inspiration from Daniel’s timeless story of conviction and faith in the face of persecution. We want to remind people to not lose hope regardless of their circumstances. We want them to go home singing.”
Director Brad Moranz, well known to Charleston for his Christmas specials and variety shows, has been working with the Smiths for the past year to bring this vision to life in a way that is fun and entertaining, yet maintains scriptural integrity. Moranz has gathered talent from around the country – as well as some of the best performers from the Charleston area – for this large cast of singers, actors and dancers.
Music Director Abdiel Iriarte, originally from Venezuela, is both a classical and jazz trained pianist and composer. He has worked with the Smiths for the past year adding his magic to this original orchestral score. He has arranged countless shows for artists around the Lowcountry. Iriarte will be conducting the live 18-piece orchestra, featuring members of North Charleston Pops!
All performances are at the Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Interested parties can learn more about the show at the link above.
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