BrilliantFIN_withfamily_cropped.jpg Music & Lyrics:  Dani Tapper

Book by Dani Tapper and Sammi Tapper

Sarah, wife and mother of two, struggles to face the reality that her family is far from what she wished for. As she fights to help her atypical son lead a normal life, she learns that in order to truly help him, she needs to be honest with herself and with those around her.


I watched last night’s performance from the back, I enjoyed seeing the audience react as much as I was drawn into the story. I hope many others get a chance to see this Musical — a personal, creative gift to our tribe — the imperfect, struggling parents, with a gift from God that we don’t fully understand or even know how to unwrap, our brilliant kids.    The emotional beats of this work are extraordinary. Our stories of struggle and the constant quest for answers and connection to our families are the star of the show. The actors and musicians were fantastic, but the writing and story telling are foundational, supporting a structure of family angst, love, foibles and grit.

Frank R. Kennedy III