The Baldwin School Maskers Club
November 4 at 7 p.m.
and November 5 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Tickets available NOW!
Join us on November 5 at noon for a workshop geared to children AND adults!
Rejoice! The Baldwin School at 701 Montgomery Drive will present SISTER ACT, A DIVINE COMEDY in their new Simpson Center for the Performing Arts. Seating only 180 per performance, tickets, available online at www.maskers.club, are expected to go quickly for this upbeat comedy featuring two dozen High School students. Performances are November 4 and 5 at 7 p.m., and November 5 at 2 p.m.
You can also move with the 70's groove prior to the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, by attending the fundraiser to pay for the show's live band. The Disco Fever Workshop begins at noon and features fun activities for students (of all ages!) including learning 70's line dances, doing arts projects, and playing theater games. The worksho will conclude at 1:45 p.m. (right before show time) and then participants will get to perform what they've learned prior to the start of the show! Participants receive two tickets to the concession stand as well to receive "ticket" priced concession items and a special keepsake from the show.
Sister Act is based on the 1992 hit film of the same name that starred Whoopie Goldberg. The story follows diva wanna-be Deloris Van Cartier (played by senior Sarai Brown-Alexander) as her life takes a surprising turn after she witnesses her boyfriend Curtis (played by freshman Jattu Fahnbulleh) murder an undercover police officer, Ernie (junior, Kate Park). Deloras turns to an old high school friend who is now a cop, Eddie (played by 10th grader Lionel McCulloch from the Center for Performing and Fine Arts of PALCS Charter School) who hides her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior (Baldwin Junior, Mariana Leone), Deloris helps her fellow sisters, including meek novice Sister Mary Robert (Natalia Schafer) and Sister Mary Patrick (Melia Hagino) find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Sister Act was written by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. Featuring original music by Tony Award and 8-time Oscar Award winner Alan Menken with lyrics by Glenn Slater, Sister Act is a sparkling smash hit musical comedy that the New York Post called “ridiculously fun.”
Also featured in the production are Christina Artis as Joey, Ishana S. as TJ, Lauren Fosnacht as Curtis' henchmen, Alexis McCall (Sister Mary Lazarus), Audrey Senior (Sister Mary Martin of Tours), Katie Mostek (Sister Mary Therese), and a fabulous chorus of dancing nuns: Lily Anna Balatel, Leanne Sun, Shiy Li, Stephanie Zhou, Katie Phillips, Cali Walsh, Juliana Charles, Emily Seltzer, Ashley Tate, Kate Park, Zoya Siddiqui, Bradleigh Bell and Neelam Pandya. Emily Thompson plays the Monsignor.
Sister Act is directed by Aileen McCulloch, Baldwin Drama Teacher the Artistic Director of the Vagabond Acting Troupe and Education Director of the Steel River Playhouse, along with music director Lee Hagon-Kerr. Jenn Brown (a senior) is production manager, while Julia Maenza (a junior) stage manages with freshman Kit Conklin assisting.
The show is appropriate for all ages.