PYMS will stage ‘Sister Act Jr.’

PENN YAN — Hallelujah! The Penn Yan Middle School Drama Club celebrates its return to the PYMS auditorium stage in its production of Sister Act Jr.!

This upbeat musical follows Deloris Van Cartier, a bubbly up-and-coming singer, who witnesses a crime and is forced into the convent of the Queen of Angels under witness protection. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers hers.

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Penn Yan Middle School Drama Club will present Sister Act Jr. Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m. at Penn Yan High School Auditorium, 515 Liberty St. Penn Yan. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door.

Based on the hit movie of the same name, Sister Act Jr. features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. The show opened in the West End in 2009 and a revised adaptation opened on Broadway in 2011 which received several Tony nominations including “Best Musical”.

Sister Act Jr. is presented by special arrangement with and all licensed materials provided by Music Theater International 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, 212-541-4684,

Sister Act Jr. Cast includes: Ella Kinsey (Deloris), Nina Reid (Mother Superior/Nina), Zoee Comstock (Mary Robert/Tina), Meggie Pratt (Mary Patrick/Elle), Lizzie Lilyea (Mary Lazarus/Pablo), Porter Reynolds (Monsignor O’Hara/Joey), Owen Droney (Eddie), Austin Christie (Curtis Jackson), Rachel Mulvaney (Mary Celeste), Kaziah Leinhauser (Mary Irene/Michelle), Bella Miller (Mary Martin-de-Tours/TJ), Keziah Moore (Mary Stephen), Autumn Radcliffe (Mary Theresa), Rhiannon LyonSmith (Ernie/Newscaster), Maddie Henderson Jensen (Cop), Taylor Morse (Nun 1), Brooklynn Kiely (Nun 2) and Kylin Sample (Nun 3).

Sister Act Jr. the production team includes: Becky Prine (director/producer), Jessica Rhodes (director/music director), Shari Hassos (choreographer), Brady Mackerchar (assistant music director), Izzy Hinkal (production assistant), Sophia Smith (assistant technical director), Emma Gridley (stage manager), Mason Harris (backstage manager), Else Sullivan (costumer), Dean Knapton (set construction), Sara Lyon (lighting engineer), Simon Gaston (master electrician), Catie Moore (sound engineer) , Corey VanSickle (Lighting Table Operator), Marisole Dalglish (Soundboard Operator), Brisco Smith (Soundboard Operator), Claire Sandstrom (Tracking Spot Operator), Shirley Chen ( Follow-Up Spot Operator), Harrison Fitch (Technical Assistant), Brynne Wilson (Backstage Crew), Jenna Thompson (Backstage Crew), Eva Smith (Backstage Crew), Taylor Rumsey (Backstage Crew), Miranda Parsons (Head accessories), Sa rah Hall (Makeup Specialists), Gracelynn Davis (Makeup Specialist), Paulina Garces-Reid (Graphic Designer), Tina Webber (Bo x Office Manager).

If you are going to:

WHAT: “Sister Act Jr.”

WHEN: Friday February 11 and Saturday February 12 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m.

OR: Auditorium at Penn Yan Middle School, 515 Liberty St., Penn Yan

TICKETS: $8, bought at the door

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