Scott Daniel Takes the helm at Highlands Playhouse
Issue: 2021/05 – May
Highlands Playhouse’s Scott Daniel is ensuring everything is in place as the curtain rises on a season filled with possibilities.
Covid may have stolen the show last year, but it won’t in 2021. Your favorite Highlands Playhouse performance(s) will take center stage midsummer, Good Lord willing and the curtains do rise.
And that’s just the beginning of a series of exciting changes. The Playhouse is announcing its new Executive Director, Scott Daniel. Scott’s a man of many talents, among them, actor, playwright, creative consultant, designer, director, and much more. His resume stretches from Florida to California to Broadway to international cruise ships with an impressive list of successful accomplishments at every turn.
“Transplanting to Highlands Playhouse was very easy,” says Scott. “The community is passionate about quality productions. My experience and devotion to performing arts dovetailed with the community’s enthusiasm and the Playhouse mission. I am honored to be chosen for this special role.
“The Board, Marshall (director), staff and I are working together now to see how we can expand our seasonal offerings to more than what we’ve done in the past. We hope to grow from eight weeks to eight months (April-January). Highlanders are eager for entertainment following the 2020 dark year. We’re off to a carefully-paced start due to Covid. But we are making sure it’s worth the wait.”
Everyone is getting ready for what happens next. Sleeves are rolled up. Hands and knees are calloused from hours of prep. All this hard work readies the town for toe-tapping entertainment as Scott throws himself, a million percent, into the season.
He says, “An arts organization is a communicative, symbiotic relationship. Together we can make magic in the mountains.”
The most important thing you can do is when tickets go on sale, support the Playhouse by purchasing seats.
Scott closes with, “Let us know you want us there by supporting us any way you can. We are not going anywhere; we are here for you. Buy tickets, see shows, see them again, tell friends, and visit the website early and often to catch the latest: highlandsplayhouse.org.”