Robinson enjoys her role in “Sister Act”

Musical to be performed in theatre this weekend

Staff report

When: Friday – 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for students

Lauren Robinson had never seen “Sister Act” the movie until about a month ago,

“I mean it’s kind of embarrassing, but we are gonna look past that,” said Robinson, who plays Sister Mary Clarance in this weekend school musical “Sister Act.” “I’m glad I watched the movie though because it gave me a better idea of Deloris’s character.”

Robinson plays the leading role in this weekend’s production. She also performed in last year’s musical “Shrek,” but this is her first leading role.

“The best part about performing in this musical is getting to play a character that is in a way my alter ego,” Robinson said. “She (Sister Mary) is just so confident and determined to get what she wants.”

However, Robinson did face a learning curve for this role.

“Learning the music wasn’t as hard as remembering the lines because I naturally learn music faster, but having a character that has so many lines really forces you to be responsible and learn them on your own,” Robinson said.

Unlike Robinson, senior Tramell Velez was well-versed on the popular movie before trying out for the cast.

“When I first saw ‘Sister Act’ the movie I loved it because all of the singing, and dancing the cast did because I loved performing as a kid,” said Velez, who plays police officer Eddie Souther. “I always wanted to be a part of the cast, and when I found out we were doing the musical I had to participate.” 

Both of the stars share one thing in common.

“The most fun part about being in this musical is that I get to do it with all my friends and we’re all goofy together so it’s just like we are hanging out,” Robinson said.

“The most fun about being in ‘Sister Act’ is being able to be in a cast with my friends, and having the opportunity to share the same passion as my peers,” Velez said.