Remember last Spring when I took my daughter to see Sister Act? It was her very first Broadway show, and a perfect choice for a little Jewish girl who is terrified of guns on stage. She ended up loving every moment of it and I was able to proudly recommend it for kids ages ten and up.
Now I am again proud to announce that Sister Act’s online marketing team has developed a great way for kids to do like the nuns do. No, not belting out F’s and dancing in habits. The Sister Act School Challenge asks kids in third through ninth grade to participate in a community service project of their choosing. Any school group who submits a photo and story of their mitzvah in action will be eligible to win tickets to see the show!
Demond Green (pictured right), who plays “TJ” is thrilled that his show is encouraging kids to help spread the message behind Sister Act:
“The best message to take away from Sister Act is summed up in the final number, ‘Spread the Love Around’. If you put out the energy of love it will always come back to you in one form or another. Love is the most important force in the world, and I'm so proud each night to sing about just how powerful loving one another (no matter the circumstance) can be”.
Some suggestions on how your school can help spread the love? The contest’s website suggests participating in a clothing or food drive, volunteering at a shelter or food kitchen or picking up litter. The site, much like my rabbi, also asks us to think about what makes a good deed great, challenging kids to choose inspirational projects that have a lasting impact and help strengthen their school’s relationship with the community.
You have until the end of this month to get out there, get your do-good on and take some kickin’ pics of your team making a difference. For more information, check out the contest’s website at http://bit.ly/vHsjTK.
To check out Sister Act on Broadway or to buy tickets, visit http://www.SisterActBroadway.com.