Island Youth Perform Online Musical About Happy News

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By San Juan Community Theatre

“Super Happy Awesome News” is a musical written to be rehearsed and performed remotely.

The show was performed live from Nov. 19-22, but you can still view the show online for free. 

The show is about two siblings who 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?

With so many daunting changes taking place this year, the theater has had two changes that are very exciting. We had four off-island students joining us this year!

We’ve also had four different casts for this unique production. This gave many of the students the opportunity to have multiple characters to explore. The students range in age from kindergarten through 8th grade.

Watch the four episodes by clicking the day of the program on the right-hand menu at

The show was directed by Penelope Haskew. The musical director was Jamie Mountford. The props were handled by Mary Hurley. The costumes were handled by Callie McKay. The assistant video editor was Sidney Herda.


  • Aspen Matthews
  • Graham Matthews
  • Theo Santora
  • Salvador Mercer
  • Jago McGee
  • Liam Wilson
  • Amelia Smith
  • Nancy Wehner
  • Jodie Wehner
  • Sailor Huntemer
  • Jessie Valencia
  • Kyra Wilson
  • Kate Curtis
  • Liam Deyoung
  • Violet Dolsen
  • Zackery Tucker
  • Zayde Tucker
  • Elijah Enochs
  • Maren Ellingson
  • Conner Merritt
  • Jonny Huntemer
  • Nick Roberson
  • Teigan Reed
  • Emerald Hurley
  • Meadow Carlson
  • Rylend Merritt
  • Alison Power
  • Josephine Lane
  • Emmi Tucker
  • Myles Posenjak
  • Kira Clark
  • Georgia Keune
  • Rubi Tucker
  • Ayla Weese-Burkhardt
  • Leela Griesemer


Posted on November 26, 2020 at 5:00 am by

Categories: Arts, Entertainment

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