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Summer 2016

Hanner & Repp Present GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!

Performs August 19th and 20th at Renton Civic Theatre at 7:30pm!
Come watch this awfully good (...and hiliously bad) production that the composing team wants to take all the way to Broadway.

Find more info and buy your tickets today!

First Year at the University of Washington 2015-2016

Featured in University of Washington's The Daily article about how music contributes to well-being!

Notable quote: "'Music is the main way I reflect on myself and [it] gives me emotional and mental peace,' Hanner said.
'It is also a connection to other people, regardless of culture or language, and this connection has given me confidence,
compassion for others, and a strong positive outlook on what the world can be.'"

The Last Five Years

Bryan is thrilled to be musical directing The Last Five Years!
The production is with Bold Print Theatre Company at the University of Washington this spring.

The score demands much from both the actors and the orchestra,
and he looks forward to navigating the music with a great team.
He is excited to piano-conduct the orchestra as well.

May 20-22, 2016 Friday-Sunday: 7:30pm

Ethnic Cultural Theatre
3940 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Catch Me If You Can

Bryan assistant music directed and played piano for this Village Theatre KIDSTAGE production.
Many visited Village Theatre's First Stage Theatre in Issaquah to see this energetic, jazzy show!

July 11-19, 2015 Wednesdays-Saturdays: 7:30pm Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00pm
Tickets: Adults $18
Youth and Seniors $16

Many came to enjoy the theatre magic brought to the stage in Issaquah in performing this new and upbeat show!

First Stage Theatre
120 Front St N, Issaquah, WA

Senior Year at Issaquah High 2014-2015

May 26, 2015 - Broadway Cabaret

Issaquah High School's In Harmony, led by Bryan Hanner, performing "Muddy Water" from Big River

Beauty and the Beast

Bryan played Gaston in this production and enjoyed working with sidekick Tobey Toble and many long time fellow performers and friends from IHS including Elizabeth Moore, Mark Olsen, Kajal Lang, Mackenzie Richert, and Mackenzie Minehan.
Come see the Issaquah High School Performing Arts Department's production of the musical Beauty and the Beast
March 4-7th at 7PM , and Matinee March 7th at 1:30

Adults $12
IHS Students (with ASB card) $8
Under 12 and Seniors $8

Come enjoy the timeless magic of Beauty and the Beast!
Issaquah High School
700 2nd Ave SE

April 24 and 25, 2015 - State Solo & Ensemble

Issaquah High School's Mix It Up performing Moses Hogan's "Elijah Rock"

February 12, 2015 - Sing A Grams

Delivering those special greetings to that special someone.

January 31, 2015 - Regional Solo & Ensemble

The Half Steps, Elizabeth Moore and Bryan Hanner, singing "Per te ho io nel core" from La Serva Padrona

December 17 2014: Issaquah High Acoustic Night.

Performing live at the 2014 Issaquah High School Acoustic Night - Arranged, transposed, sung and played by Bryan Hanner.

November 2014: Almost Maine

"Almost, Maine" audience members have told me that they have laughed, and others that they have cried. All of them enjoyed this dynamic and touching production.
Performances Nov 19th to the 22nd at 7pm.

September 2014: Warm Beach

The choir had an amazing retreat at Warm Beach.

July 2014: Children of Eden -- Village

Bryan joins the summer independent production of COE. He plays a snake, Ham, and a Generations soloist.

Junior Year at Issaquah High 2013-2014

June 2014: Mission Accomplished!

Teaming up with Daniel Repp, our cabaret "Bros 'N Shows" has raised $593.05 for Seattle Humane Society.

May 2014: Bros 'N Shows

Teaming up with Daniel Repp, our cabaret "Bros 'N Shows" has raised $593.05 for Seattle Humane Society.

Bros 'N Shows 5/15 and 16 2014 The most action packed cabaret you will ever see is this Thursday and Friday at 7pm in the Issaquah High School Black Box Theater.

March 2014: Monty Python's Spamalot

Hi everyone! I am playing Sir Bors, a nun, a gay man, a dead person, and many other characters in RSP: Spamalot! I hope you come over to The 5th Avenue Theatre to see the most hilarious musical in existence done with the Broadway sets, costumes, staging, and choreography. For those under 19, you can use the keyword "cow" to buy $8 tickets!

Detail on the 5th Avenue's Rising Star Project - Spamalot
Performances are TWO DAYS ONLY! - March 14th and 15th, 2014
Friday 8pm and Saturday 2pm and 8pm.
5th Avenue Theatre

Ticket Info
Buy Spamalot Tickets

December 2013: White Christmas

Bryan will be playing the role of Bob Wallace in Issaqauah High's production of White Christmas opening in December 2013. All performances will be at the Issaquah High Schoool Performing Arts Center.

Performances are December 5th - December 14th, 2013
Thursday through Saturday evenings
There is one matinee - December 7th - This is also the sing-a-long performance.

July 2013: Les Miserables

Bryan is so excited to appear in the role of Marius in Studio East's production of Les Miserables.

Performances are 7/19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 2013
at the Kirkland Performance Center

Sophomore Year at Issaquah High 2012-2013

May 2013: Roving Players

Bryan is the Student Director and Accompanist in this Issaquah High School original production Roving Players.

Three elementary performances in April and two public productions on May 2nd and 3rd, 2013

March 2013: Music Man: Rising Star Project

After Oklahoma Bryan is excited to return to the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. He will be playing Constable Locke in the Music Man.

Performances are March 22nd and 23rd, 2013
Friday evening and two shows on Saturday

December 2012: Sound of Music

After performing in 3 productions and hundreds of performances of Sound of Music, Bryan is excited be Rolf instead of one of the children. All performances will be at the Issaquah High Schoool Performing Arts Center.

Performances are November 29th - December 8th, 2012
Wednesday through Saturday evenings
There is one matinee - December 1st - This is also the sing-a-long performance.

August 2012: Godspell

Bryan is honored to perform as John the Baptist, Judas and the "All Good Gifts" soloist and pianist in Godspell at ArtsWest in West Seattle.

Performances are August 15 - 19, 2012
Wednesday through Saturday evenings
Saturday and Sunday matinees

Tickets can be purchased Online or by called the box office 206-938-0339. Tickets are $12 (under 25 are $10). Please call or email if you have any questions. We hope to see you at the show!

From the creator of Wicked comes a rock musical based on the Gospel according to Matthew. Currently a smash hit revival on Broadway, our 12-16-year-old students will hit the stage with energy and wonderment as they explore what it means to be part of a community, and how each of us plays a vital part in the world in which we live.

Freshman Year at Issaquah High 2011-2012

May 2012: Metamorphoses

May 17 to 19, 2012 Bryan performed in Metamorphoses at Issaquah High School.

April 2012: The Oklahoma Project

April 16-17, 2012.
Bryan was in the Oklahoma Project at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Shows were the 16th and 17th of March.
OKProject: The 5th Avenue Theatre teamed up with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra to create a whole new type of theatre education- a show with student participation in everything from the development team to the orchestra pit but this is not your average high school musical.

December 2011: Fiddler on the Roof

Bryan was Motel the tailor in Fiddler on the Roof at Issaquah High School Performing Arts Center. Performances were held in the brand new 600 seat state of the art performing arts center and Bryan ws thrilled to take part in the inaugural theater production.

Performances: Dec 1 - 10, 2011 (Thurs 7pm, Fri 7pm, Sat 7pm)

November 2011: IHS KZOK Marching band video

Bryan is featured in the Issaquah High School marching band video playing the bells.
This is a regional competition with the winning band receiving $10,000.
They came in third place and won $2500!

October 2011: Project London - Official Trailer

There are a couple clips of Bryan is this action packed trailer.

October 2011: Salmon Days - Issaquah High's Marching Band

I lucked out and got some great timing on this video during the 2011 Salmon Days Parade on October 1st.

Support Project London

August 2011: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Mercer Island, Washington

Bryan was Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Youth Theatre Northwest. This marks Bryan's 50th show that he has performed in over the last ten years. Shows were at Youth Theatre Northwest on Mercer Island. August 12th to 28th.

Aug 12 - 28, 2011 ( Wed 2pm, Thurs 2pm, Fri 7pm, Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm ).

July 2011: Once Upon a Mattress: Bothell, Washington

Bryan was the Assistant Stage Manager for Core Theatrics production of Once Upon a Mattress. Bryan had a great time working with the amazing cast and crew. Performances were at the North Shore Performing Arts Centre July 7th to 9th, 2011.

8th Grade - 2010-2011

April 2011: 13 The Musical: Kirkland, Washington

Bryan played the part of Evan Goldman in 13 The Musical with Core Theatrics. Performances were at Rose Hill Junior High in Kirkland, April 14th to 16th..

March 2011: Hello Dolly: Shoreline, Washington

Bryan played the part of Barnaby Tucker in Hello Dolly with the King's Players. Performances were at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center in Shoreline, March 26th to April 3rd.

January 2011: Fiddler on the Roof: Burien, Washington

Bryan ran the light board for his first foray into technical theatre with the Hi-Liner's production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Performances where at the Burien Community Center Annex January 7th to 16th, 2011.

December 2010: Children of Eden: Redmond, Washington

Bryan was Abel and Japheth in the SecondStory Repertory's production of Children of Eden.
Performances where at Redmond Town Center December 3rd to 23rd, 2010.

September 2010: Les Miserables: Burien, Washington

Bryan was Feuilly and a constable in the Hi-Liner's production of Les Miserables.
Performances where at the Burien Performing Arts Center September 11th to 26th.

July 2010: Les Mis: Bothell, Washington

Bryan was a prisoner, begger, worker, peasant and wedding dancer in Les Miserables at Core Theatrics in Bothell.
The performances were at the North Shore Performing Arts Center July 30th - August 1.

July 2010: Beauty and the Beast: Bothell, Washington

Bryan played the part of Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Core Theatrics in Bothell.
The performances were at the North Shore Performing Arts Center July 10th - 12th.

7th Grade - 2009-2010

May 2010: The Sound of Music: Bremerton, Washington

Bryan enjoyed performing with mom (as Frau Schmidt) and dad (as a Nazi) in The Sound of Music. This was his 4th show to be performed in Austria, I mean at the Kitsap Forest Theatre with the Mountaineer Players.

Auf wiedersehen!

March 2010: Ensemble Cabaret: Bellevue, Washington

Performed as a dessert cabaret, this one night show is a collage of new musical theater songs put together by Brandon Ivie, Orlando Morales, and Casey Craig. Bryan has a thrilling duet as the son of a baseball mom which changes keys and time signatures more than once each page!

January 2010: Bellevue, Washington

Bryan has already started rehearsal for the Village Theatre TeenSelect production of Disney's High School Musical. Since Village First Stage is being renovated performances will be at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. The show runs January 8th to January 10th.

October 2009: Seattle, Washington

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Bryan is thrilled to be in Joseph at The 5th Avenue in Seattle. The show runs October 10th through November 1st. The cast is extremely talented. The creative team is marvelous. The venue is awesome. Bryan is honored to have one of the six leadership roles in the children's chorus.

Joseph, Highlights from Spotlight night

October 2009: Resume

October 2009: Resume |

August 2009: Issaquah, Washington

We hope this email finds you all well. Bryan continues to enjoy theatrical pursuits and is in The Wiz with Village Theatre's Summerstock program. The Wiz opens Saturday, August 1st and runs through Sunday, August 9th. There is at least one show every day except Monday and Tuesday. We hear rumors of red hair, a faux-hawk, assorted leather garments, and green highlights.....all in different scenes, of course. As always, Village Summerstock shows are of professional quality and well worth the $12-14 ticket price. The box office phone number is (425)392-2202 or more information is online at http://www.villagetheatre.org. The second weekend will probably sell-out, so we advise getting tickets in advance.

July 2009: Redmond, Washington

Second Story Rep - You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Bryan performs in 3 shows with Second Story Rep on July 10, 11 and 12th and a special outdoor performance on July 17th.

6th Grade - 2008-2009

June 6th, 2009: Bremerton, Washington

Tonight is initiation for all the new folks. I'm looking forward to heading down to the theater in the dark. I can't reveal the details as I've been sworn to secrecy.

May 2009: Bremerton, Washington

Bryan is very excited to be performing as JoJo, the boy who imagines the world of Seuss, in the production of Seussical the Musical at the Mountaineers' Kitsap Forest Theatre. This is a toe tapping musical with many fun songs and stories taken from several Seuss favorites including: "The Cat in the Hat," "Horton Hears a Who," "Horton Sits on the Egg," "Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories," "McElligot's Pool" and "Oh, The Places You'll Go!". The Forest Theatre is an 800 seat outdoor amphitheater in a 300 acre rhododendron preserve just off the Seabeck Highway as you leave Bremerton.
For more information and directions please email or visit the website: http://www.foresttheater.com

May 28th, 2009: Seattle

Went to lunch with Brooke Stone who is in town with the Grease Broadway tour. In the evening we went to the show at the 5th Avenue! Afterwards Brooke gave us a backstage tour. I can't believe they hang the car from the ceiling!

May 2nd, 2009: Edmonds

I'm glad to have worked with Rick May again on Driftwood Player's production of Auntie mame. I'm sad to close the show, but we celebrate today with a great cast potluck party.

February 20th, 2009: Renton

I am really enjoying doing Lost in Yonkers with Michael Klinge.

2008 Headshot - Click for larger version

December 20th, 2008: Tacoma

Tonight I was doing a show at the Tacoma Little Theatre. Afterwards we come out and it is snowing hard with six inches on the ground. After my dad slips and slides trying to get to the freeway, we decide it is too dangerous to drive home and spend the night at the Tacoma Best Western.

2008: Sound of Music Tour in Asia

August 22nd, 2008: Macau, China

Dawn and Bryan stuck in Macau -- weathering out Typhoon Nuri
Dawn and Bryan were supposed to leave Macau, China (near Hong Kong) today. Before they could get away the city was shut down with the approaching Typhoon Nuri.
In a rare move today, the Hong Kong Observatory raised the Signal Number 9 (Increasing Gale). Signal Number 9 is the second to the highest warning where Signal Number 10 means a direct hit of a hurricane. During a Signal 9 the city is completely shut down including all public facilities, transportation and bridges.
Due to it's exposure to the South China Sea, Hong Kong is built to withstand a full typhoon hit with winds of 150 mph. As a result, little to no damage is anticipated from Typhoon Nuri.

July 19th, 2008: Shenzhen, China.

Our room is right next to Matt's room in our hotel. One night room service brought up our dinners on a beautifully set rolling table. I pushed the table into Matt's room and we got to eat a fancy dinner together. It is really hot here and the closest McDonald's is a fifteen minute walk from the hotel. The show is doing well here and the theater had a benefit for the earthquake victims on opening weekend.

July 8th, 2008: Travel to Nanning, China.

I woke up at nine o'clock to get ready to leave Harbin. There was a long flight ahead of us to Nanning, but we entertained ourselves. I played my DS and on my computer, and it was lots of fun! Then, we got to a fabulous Best Western hotel, and it is almost as good as the J.W. Marriott! There is a huge pool, comfy beds, and a nice desk for me to type on. It is awesome! Now, Mom, Wawa, and I are waiting for our room service, and my stomach is aching, Gotta go! Bye!
Sincerely, Bryan Hanner

July 6th, 2008: Harbin, China.

Today, the cast had the whole day off (except for a show at 6:30). I slept in until eleven, and Wawa (my dad), Mom, and I finally got to Tom's World (a nearby arcade) at noon. There ( over the course of a couple days) won 5,500 tickets, but saved them for another hoped-for Tom's World to get more tickets and a better prize. Then, there was just enough time to go to KFC before the show. During the show, I did some history, spelling, and science. Now, I am going to play with Matt and Zachary. Bye! -- Bryan

July 4th, 2008: Siberian Tiger Park. Harbin, China.

Today, I went to the tiger park and Sun Island Park! At the tiger park, I got to watch the handlers feed the tigers an alive duck and some dead meat and hold a baby tiger. He was so cute! After that, we went to Sun Island Park and it was awesome. There was a playground, a place where you could feed deer, a building full of ice sculptures, and lots more. We didn't do most of that stuff, so we prepared us for another fun day at Sun Island Park! -Bryan

May 17th, 2008: New Return Date and Itinerary for China

Last week we got new information on our return to China and our changed tour itinerary. We'll be returning to China (Guiyang), on June 7th. We will tour through China for almost 3 more months, then go to Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan and Korea.

May 1st, 2008: Finished New Reel

Today I went with my parents to Seattle to work with our video editor. We worked together for several hours and finished up my new audition reel. It is kinda weird to watch yourself, but I think it is a good video.

April 7th, 2008: A Baby Panda

Here is the photo my mom took of me with a 7 month old baby girl Panda. She wasn't heavy at all and she sure was cute! I held her for quite a while and fed her lots of bamboo roots.

March 26, 2008: Panda Reserve in Chengdu

Today we had a field trip to Chengdu's Giant Panda Breeding Center and Research Base. It is the biggest facility of it's kind in the world. The Research Base is home to some 60 giant Pandas and also some Red Pandas. I'm going back in a few days to get my picture taken with a Panda.

Here is a picture of the cast and me at the Panda Research Base.

March 23, 2008: Schedule and China map now online

My dad just posted the Performance Schedule (Original Schedule) online along with a map with each stop numbered [New Schedule here]. On Easter we had a special visit from the Easter Bunny. A six foot Easter Bunny at that! The bunny delivered candy and treats me and all the kids.

Tonight we went on a special fieldtrip to the Chinese Opera.

March 17, 2008: Traffic in Chengdu

This is a picture from our hotel room of the traffic jams in Chengdu. Everyone just goes at the same time. Lots of bicycles everywhere. I'm having fun getting to know the new cast and already has some new friends. We have two weeks of rehearsals in Chengdu and then we start performing.

March 15, 2008: I'm now in Chengdu, China

My mom and I arrived today in Chengdu, China. We were greeted at the airport with several camera crews from the local TV stations. We have a couple days off to recover from jet lag, but I feel great!

March 14, 2008: Sound of Music Rehearsals

Today I had Sound of Music rehearsal at Ripley-Grier Studios in New York City. Everyone else has been practicing all week. Since I was on the Peter Pan Tour I was allowed to join rehearsals later in the week.

March 13, 2008: Peter Pan Closes and We're Off to New York City

Today was our last performance of Peter Pan. It was hard saying goodbye to all my new friends. After the show my mom and I traveled from Texas to New York City with Danny and several other cast members of The Peter Pan National Tour.

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