Chuck, “retired” to full-time work for Oh Pray. Once he completed the orchestration of the kid’s videos animated by Karen, they turned their focus to the Daniel musical originally performed at Brunswick Church in Troy, NY. They added many new songs along with a full-orchestra sound and a professionally scored libretto which led to the creation of a Cast Album. The script was expanded and the name changed to Daniel and the Kings.
This Daniel “project” has been a walk of faith with God watching as in his timing, doors open and volunteers with amazing voices came from all over the area including: neighbors, work friends, their Bible study and worship team at Northwood Church here in Summerville, as well as from performance groups like S.H.E.E.P. and House Theatre. Yes, they even walked up to people after concerts and said, “Wow, you have a great voice! Would you like to come sing for us?” and soon to be friends would say, “Sure!” Samples of these mastered recordings can be found on TheMusicalDaniel.com website. But that was just a beginning!
A funny thing happened on our way to the next step. Karen sustained major, life changing injuries in a motor vehicle accident a block from home, surviving only by a miracle. It was a reminder that tomorrow is never a guarantee. So they decided to go all in and produce Daniel and the Kings at a professional level.
They started, in faith, by booking the North Charleston Performing Arts Center for September 21-24, 2023.
NOW a team of professionals with Broadway level experience has come together along side of Chuck and Karen to take Daniel and the Kings to wherever God will take it. Incredibly talented musicians, costumers, scenery designers, lighting experts, sound experts, professional and community actors and a top notch director — all blessings from above.
God is good.