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Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
A coming of age story that tickles the funny bone of anyone who ever went to school.
Directed by Ann Schertzer, this “coming of age” story involves the 1950s Catholic education of eight Chicago children, following them from the start of elementary school through the senior prom and beyond. Capturing the funniest aspects of youthful growing pains and the trying moments of adolescence, the musical touches on such topics as first confessions, puppy love, patron saints, teacher’s pets, sex education classes, and the importance of wearing panties under the school uniform’s plaid pleated skirt.
The main focus is on late-blooming Eddie Ryan and Becky Bakowski, who become best friends, fall in love, and then go their separate ways when Becky decides to join a convent. Every number tickles the funny bone of anyone who ever went to school, public or private. Please note this production is rated PG-13.
Book by John R. Powers, based on his novel of the same name. Music and lyrics by James Quinn, Alaric Jans.
OCTOBER 19, 20, & 21, 2018
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm | Sun 2 pm
May Pavilion | Tickets: $18 Adult, $12 Child age 12 & younger
MEET THE CAST:
Eddie Ryan – JACE WITHROW
Becky Bakowski – RICHELLE MILLHOUSE
Sister Lee – JONI CARLSON
Father O’Reilly – BRUCE CUDD
Virginia Lear -SYDNEY SCHERTZER
Felix Lindor – WYATT WELLS
Mike Depki – BRAXTON CONOL
Nancy Ralansky – SARAH PERKINS
Mary Kenny – MADISON BLANKENSHIP
Louie Schlang – SHILOH LEE
Sister Helen – JULIE MCGINNIS
Secretary/Sister Monica Marie – SALLY O’CONNOR
*NOTE: A $1 fee will be added to each ticket purchased by a NON-MEMBER. Ticketing fees will be waived only for current 2018-2019 PCAA Members.
Sponsored by Jim & Barb Greetham and Mary H. Hollaway Palace Theatre Fund at Marion Community Foundation. Supported by Ohio Arts Council. Media sponsor The Marion Star.