Urinetown Cast&Crew Spotlight #3: Seton Chiang, Daniel Chong, Becca Euchler, Sam Nachison, and Jonathan Wright

Come see SCP’s Urinetown: The Musical and watch these wonderful actors sing about rebelling and urination!

Buy tickets for Urinetown, here, which opens Oct. 26th and closes Nov. 10th.


and also support our current production: Jekyll and Hyde, which runs Sept. 14th to Oct. 6th!


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Seton Chiang (Office Barrel)

Seton is happy to be making his SCP debut with this talented cast. Recent credits include The White Snake (SVS), The Grapes of Wrath (LASC), and Shakespeare in Love (PAP). He studied theatre at Foothill College, taught English in South Korea and likes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

How did you get started in Theater?
Foothill College

In what ways do you relate to your character?
We’re both okay with heights.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I hate cheese but love pizza.

Why do you think this Urinetown is relevant today?
Urinating is always relevant.

Why should people come see Urinetown?
A talented cast, nice venue, lots of restaurants nearby and a fun story

Do you have any special skills that you are proud of?
Burping on command

What is your dream role or show?
Any role in Wicked

What sound do you love?
The jingle that tells me my laundry’s done

If you had the world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?
Hi, I’m Seton Chiang. Anyone wanna go get some all you can eat k-bbq?
What’s something you’ve tried, that you’ll never, ever try again?

A bowl cut

Daniel Chong (Mr. McQueen)

Daniel Chong is a year into college, still unsure what to do with his life, and frighteningly aware of his own mortality, Daniel Chong is excited to join SCP for its production of Urinetown this fall! As his introduction into the world of community theatre, this will be his first role with SCP, but hopefully not the last!

How did you get started in Theater?
I was in many children’s theater programs in my early years but only began pursuing it seriously my junior year in high school.

In what ways do you relate to your character?
McQueen is like Cladwell’s press secretary, in that he manages and helps maintain relationships. I often play a similar role around my friends, listening to people and helping them sort out issues.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I don’t like watermelon.

Why do you think this Urinetown is relevant today?
Urinetown gives us a world where the people are dependent on a company for a certain commodity, namely the ability to pee. This creates a situation where the company wields overwhelming power over the people, which is then used to exploit them. And in a world increasingly controlled by large corporations, Urinetown acts as a cautionary tale.

Why should people come see Urinetown?
Well, it is culturally relevant, not expensive, and put on by a woefully talented and passionate collection of individuals! What more could you ask for?

Beeca Euchler (Little Sally)

Rebecca Euchler has a BA in Acting from Sacramento State University and worked as an Artistic Apprentice at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Her recent stage credits include Bright Star at Palo Alto Players, Cabaret at Sunnyvale Community Players (Rosie), Crimes of the Heart at Chanticleers Theatre (Chick Boyle), La Cage Aux Folles at Sunnyvale Community Players (Anne), and Antigone at Broadway West (Ismene). You can see her at Palo Alto Players again this spring as Miss Honey in Matilda. She gives love and thanks to Chris and her family.

How did you get started in Theater?
I was placed in an acting class as an elective in high school. I was super shy and full of stage fright and absolutely hated it, but it was the only class where it felt like people wanted to be friends with me, so I started to warm up to it. Halfway through the year, my drama teacher offered extra credit for people who auditioned for the spring musical. I auditioned, and got cast in the ensemble, and I absolutely loved it. I never looked back!

In what ways do you relate to your character?
Little Sally is very straightforward and unafraid to ask questions about things that she doesn’t understand or doesn’t think is fair. I consider myself a straight shooter much like her.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m secretly an old lady: I spend most of my free time knitting.

Why do you think this Urinetown is relevant today?
I think anyone with even a basic knowledge of the current political climate could see how this story is relevant; with so many tax hikes and tarriffs being instituted, the rich are getting richer and the poor get poorer.

Why should people come see Urinetown?
To see Officer Lockstock and Little Sally break the fourth wall about 100 times in 2 hours.

Do you have any special skills that you are proud of?
I can read start and finish a book in 6 hours and still retain most of the information.

What is your dream role or show?
Elle Woods – Legally Blonde

What sound do you love?
Puppies learning how to bark

If you had the world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?
VOTE.

What’s something you’ve tried, that you’ll never, ever try again?

Spirit Airlines

Sam Nachison (Officer Lockstock)

Samuel Nachison​ returns to the SCP stage once again, after last being seen as Kenickie in Grease. Sam was recently nominated for a TBA award for his performance of Trekkie Monster in SCP’s production of Avenue Q. He is absolutely humbled and honored to bring his favorite musical theatre character to life on his favorite Bay Area stage. Enjoy the show, and welcome… to Urinetown! 

How did you get started in Theater?
I started Freshman year of high school. 

In what ways do you relate to your character?
I’m a security officer, training to become a National Park Ranger. I’ve wanted to work in law enforcement my whole life.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I produce electronic dance music.

Why do you think this Urinetown is relevant today?
The world is literally on fire. 

Why should people come see Urinetown?
Because they need to know that their way of life is UNSUSTAINABLE! 

Do you have any special skills that you are proud of?
I’m scarily good at Super Smash Bros.

What is your dream role or show?
My dream role is Officer Lockstock!

What sound do you love?
I love the sound of my cats purring.

If you had the world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?
IBuy my new album?

What’s something you’ve tried, that you’ll never, ever try again?

Eating healthy and taking care of myself

Jonathan Wright (Senator Fipp)

Jonathan is ecstatic to make his debut here at SCP! He is currently attending Foothill College pursuing theatre, and plans to transfer to CSU Chico in the spring to further that education. While attending school, he is also performing all around the community. Some favorite roles include Nicky (Avenue Q), Inspector Pickney (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and Waiter/Soloist (Cabaret); Now, he is excited to add Urinetown to this collection!

How did you get started in Theater?
In elementary school, a traveling acting troupe visited my school and asked for students to act with them and I was chosen to do it and was immediately enthralled. I didn’t continue acting though, until I got into high school.

In what ways do you relate to your character?
I’m not entirely sure I do exactly.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I work at an escape room. I absolutely love playing those rooms and can’t get enough, with 29 rooms already completed!

Why do you think this Urinetown is relevant today?
Not only do we appear to be inching closer to the totalitarian rule today as is shown in the show, but also due to global warming and general contamination of our planet, we may be forced into the same situation that the poor folks in Urinetown experience..

Why should people come see Urinetown?
If the name alone doesn’t cause people to be intrigued enough to see the show, I don’t know what else I can say.

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