Augusta Jr. Players win big for ‘Sister Act’ production

Published: Oct. 17, 2022 at 6:53 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Augusta Junior Players took home first place in the community theatre division for “Sister Act” at the Georgia Theatre Conference over the weekend.

In March, they’ll head to regionals in Lexington, Ky.

Artist Director Roy Lewis won best director, and the cast won best ensemble.

We caught up with Lewis about how this production came together to win.

“I am overwhelmed and just blessed with so many good young folks and actors who are willing to come in and make that forward momentum to learn life skills, to learn more about themselves and how to put a whole play together and that didn’t come easy and that didn’t come by itself,” he said.

Danielle Vergara went home with an award for best choreography. Raleigh Daniels won best supporting actor, and Kelsie Johnson won best actress.

Raleigh and Chyra Strong were also named to the all-star cast.

Raleigh, Annabeth Grover, Ben Brucker, and Charlissa Smith won individual awards for non-”Sister Act”-related pieces.

Raleigh won best comedic performance in individual events, Annabeth and Ben won in duos. Charlissa won best high school jr. audition and the inaugural scholarship for an outstanding high school junior actor.

The Augusta Junior Players will perform “Sister Act” at the Kroc Center on Nov. 4-6. Tickets are on sale now.