New Cast, new show, new music…

We are very excited about the remount of this show! We have a very talented new supporting cast, some new exciting additions to the show and new original music by composer Rob Jones.

In the October production of 10 Days to Happiness we featured the music of the very talented James Howard. This time around we have an entire new score by award winning composer Rob Jones.

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Composer and musical director Rob Jones(aka Robinski Jones) brings his melodic talents to 10 Days to Happiness in 2014. A musical theater veteran with more than 20 years experience, Jones has musically directed and conducted many new works, most notably at Seattle Children’s Theatre, Bathhouse Theatre, Empty Space, Crepe de Paris, Village Theatre and the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland. A tireless and gifted performer, Rob credits his father (whose piano standards were anything but standard) and one whimsical church organist/teacher (who amused Rob by sneaking TV theme songs and jingles into reflective interludes during church services) for instilling him with a passion for creating lively, entertaining music.

Rob and the Spirit of the Sound choir have recorded a number of original (sort of) chants featuring some very familiar themes such as Doo Wah Diddy, Yabba Daba Doo, Wholey Moley and more. These recordings provide a hysterical background ambiance for this new version of 10 Days to Happiness. The tracks communicate beautifully the comedic struggle of Donna Rae Davidson’s Vipassana meditation retreat.

Don’t miss it! Get your tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/562873

10 Days to Happiness – Back by Popular Demand!

After a successful opening run to full houses and rave reviews in October of 2013 at Amazing Grace Spiritual Center, the question everyone keeps asking is, “When will 10 Days to Happiness play again!?”

Finally, we have a definitive answer… 10 Days begins a new run Thursday night, February 20th! Returning to Amazing Grace Spiritual Center in Ballard, performances will be held every Friday and Saturday night through March 15, with Saturday matinees the last two weeks.
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The show will feature new music, Buddhist-ish chants composed by Rob Jones with lyrics by Donna Rae Davidson. The chants will be recorded by the Spirit of the Sound choir directed by Amazing Grace Spiritual Center’s Reverend Eric O’Del, also a longtime theatre colleague of Davidson and Jones. The production will also welcome a new cast and assistant director. Praised for both its gentle lessons and its humor, Davidson promises the new production will be funnier than ever.

Find out more about 10 Days to Happiness on our home page.

Learn about the people behind the play.

Read the Rave Reviews from our opening run!

Tickets will be available in early February. Stay tuned for more news!

10 Days to Happiness Opens to Rave Reviews!

Opening night of 10 Days to Happiness

“Dhamma Rae” Davidson meditates as the opening night audience fills the seats.

Award-winning playwrite and actor Donna Rae Davidson’s new play debuted to a standing-room-only audience Friday, October 4th at Amazing Grace Spiritual Center. Earning standing ovations both Friday and Saturday evening, 10 Days to Happiness proved that it could make audiences happy in less than two hours!

“10 Days to Happiness: A One-Woman Play that Offers Laughs”

The first “official” press review came from Peggy Sturdivant of The Ballard-News Tribune. A positive, even enthusiastic review, she describes dragging her “tired self” to Amazing Grace on opening evening reluctantly, to end up feeling very glad that she had gone and had found herself “so entertained, and perhaps even enlightened, without leaving Ballard, because I could see a heck of a lot of Donna Rae Davidson in myself.” Continue reading

10 Days to Happiness to Debut October 4th!

After a promising Kickstarter.com campaign that raised thousands but fell short of it’s goal, the one-woman play, 10 Days to Happiness, moves forward with enthusiasm and support of friends, fans, and donors. You can view the original kickstarter campaign and video here.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays in October at Amazing Grace Spiritual Center located at 2007 NW 61st St. in Seattle, WA 98107 (the corner of 20th NW and NW 61st St. in Ballard.) TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

“10 Days” Tickets now available!

Tickets for all Fridays and Saturdays in October are now on sale at Brown Paper Tickets. You can print your own or have them available at the door for free, or you can choose to have tickets delivered for a fee.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

All performances are at Amazing Grace Spiritual Center located at 2007 NW 61st St. in Seattle, WA 98107 (the corner of 20th NW and NW 61st St. in Ballard.) GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!