Different the Musical
Different the Musical Celebrates Inclusion on Stage A heartwarming story and a mix of talent never seen ON STAGE ever! Appropriately named, Different the Musical is unlike anything that has ever been put together for an on-stage, live theatrical.
During an extremely challenging time in High School, Tyler Daynes, who has autism, approached his dad with the idea that he wanted to put on a musical. The always-supportive dad and author Rick Daynes said, “well, okay, son, let’s figure it out.” Tyler’s concept was further developed by the two, who then enlisted accomplished Pianist Jefferson Daynes and Writer/Director Samantha Daynes to bring the story to life.
This world premiere show is based on Tyler’s life and the wild imagination that got him through the halls of high school and beyond. The characters and cast of the show are made up of extremely talented artists from around the state of Utah, many of which have special needs.
The story centers around an awkward teenager’s journey for acceptance. He yearns for more but cannot comply with social norms. Then one day he is befriended by an unlikely group who introduces him to a world of inclusion.
Writer/Director Samantha Daynes is a recent graduate of Theater Arts at Brigham Young University, during which time, Different the Musical, won an award for “Best Concept for a Musical.” “It has been extremely rewarding to take this unbelievable idea from Tyler’s brain and bring it to life for the first time in a theater setting. The cast and crew are humbled and honored to be a part of the debut of something as beautiful and as different as Different!”
Different the Musical takes the stage at The Hive Collaborative Theater in Provo, UT. Show dates are August 24-27 at 7:30 PM with a Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM. Both Saturday shows will be live streamed. For ticket info, interviews with the cast, and more information about the author, please contact Rick Daynes or visit www.differentmusical.com.