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Kaleidoscope Theatre’s ‘Sister Act’ opens Thursday

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    A feel-good musical comedy based on the smash hit 1992 film will have audiences dancing when the Kaleidoscope Theatre hits the stage in Sister Act this week. 

    When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

    Director and actress Becky Neuman says she chose the script because reading it made her laugh out loud. 

    “We have lots of talented people in this year and this cast, as large as it is, gave us a chance to show these people off,” Neuman said. “When you pick a show, you pick it because you like it. Eventually the people just fall into those characters.”

She says the story is similar to the film people might be familiar with, the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, but features music from Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors). The musical was nominated for five Tony awards including Best Musical. 

    Local singer Colette Pettis stars as Deloris and says shes been having fun with the role.

    “I have never done this before, its my first time acting, but I thought I’d just try the role and it’s so much fun. It’s a hilarious musical and I really enjoy my part,” Pettis said. 

    Sister Act runs at the Kaleidoscope Theatre (located in Drumheller Valley Secondary School) from July 11 to 13 and then July 17 to 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Kaleidoscope Theatre’s website ( Check out The Drumheller Mail's Facebook page on opening night for your chance to win tickets.


Morgan the Mystic Unicorn makes home in Delia

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    In Hanna, there is the goose, in Drumheller, there is the World’s Largest Dinosaur, and now Delia has its very own icon, Morgan the Unicorn.
    Dave Smeyers and Jane McMullen have opened  Hand Hills Crafts in the Arrawanna School House, built in 1910 on Main Street in Delia. The venue is a comfortable place for artisans to show their talent and where tourists could visit and maybe find a treasure.
    Featured in front of the market is Morgan, a full-sized unicorn who is rearing up on its hind legs. Smeyers explains the unicorn is the national animal of Scotland reflecting the people who settled in Delia, and it represents believing in yourself, enough to make your dreams come true.
    “We are hoping that Mystic Morgan will attract a few tourists to the town. Drumheller has its dinosaurs, and now we have a beautiful unicorn.  We are hoping people drop by to visit Mystic Morgan, (perhaps make a wish), have a specialty- coffee and check out the market,” he said.

Rotary honours Hartman for academic achievement

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DVSS has named Casey Hartman as the Rotary Student of the Month for June. Casey just completed Grade 12. She was nominated for this award for her academic achievement and leadership qualities. She plans to travel for a year before entering post secondary studies at University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus) to study criminology and psychology.  For her efforts Casey was presented with a package from Rotarian Barb Campbell. This package contains a $25 gift certificate from Riverside Value Drug Mart, a movie pass from Napier Theatre, a free pizza and soft drink from Boston Pizza and a certificate and $25 cheque from the Rotary Club.

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