Arts and Entertainment

Performance will serve as send-off to theater conference

See the Augusta Junior Players’ award-winning production of Sister Act Jr. Feb. 28 before the troupe heads to the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Lexington, Ky.

“This group won at the state competition against community theaters with adult actors,” said Roy Lewis, who directed the show. The regional theater conference is March 2-5.

The Augusta Junior Players will perform Sister Act at the Kroc Center prior to the SETC conference. Photo courtesy Roy Lewis

 The Augusta Junior Players beat out the adult groups in the fall in multiple categories at the Georgia Theatre Conference. The show placed first. Other honors included Lewis as best director, Danielle Vergara for best choreography, Kelsey Johnson for best actress and Raleigh Koutalidis for best supporting actor. The play also received best ensemble.

 The regional conference will provide the students who range in age from 12 to 18 the chance to attend workshops, meet college representatives and experience theater with groups from nine states, he said.

Lewis said the experience will be great for the young students.

The show will be performed at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Kroc Center. Tickets are $10.

Charmain Z. Brackett is the publisher of Augusta Good News. Reach her at Subscribe to the newsletter here.

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