UP FAITH & FAMILY TO DEBUT THE CONFESSION MUSICAL STARRING CHONDA PIERCE AND JOHN SCHNEIDER
BASED ON THE BOOK SERIES BY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR BEVERLY LEWIS, THE INSPIRING AMISH MUSICAL WILL BE AVAILABLE MARCH 3
ATLANTA (March 1, 2023) – UP Faith & Family, the leading streaming service for uplifting entertainment, will be premiering Blue Gate Musicals’ The Confession Musical on March 3. Based on the popular book series “The Heritage of Lancaster County” by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, The Confession Musical features special performances by Chonda Pierce and John Schneider and is the inspiring and entertaining story of two worlds colliding as a young Amish woman seeks to find her birth mother.
The Confession Musical was adapted for the stage by Emmy-Nominated screenwriter Martha Bolton. The musical follows the story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish girl who discovers that her parents have been keeping a deep secret…that she is adopted. Katie decides to find her birth mother, defying the rules of her Amish village and risking a shunning. Meanwhile, Laura Mayfield, her wealthy birth mother who is battling an illness that might take her life, began searching for her long-lost daughter. Secretly plotting against Laura is her gold-digging husband, Dylan (John Schneider). Dylan knows that if Katie is found, he will no longer inherit Laura’s fortune. With the help and prayers of her Christian housekeeper (Chonda Pierce), Laura hopes to foil Dylan’s plan and be reunited with her daughter.
The Confession Musical stars John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville), Emmy® -nominated and best-selling comedian/actress Chonda Pierce (All Saints, Selfie Dad, Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark), Caroline Clay (Doubt, The Little Foxes), Colin Alexander (Elf the Musical, Prince of Egypt), Kristina Miranda Stone (Sound of Music, Showboat), Geoffrey Davin (How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical, Death of a Salesman), and Caitlin Borek (Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado). Music is under the direction of multi-Grammy nominated and Dove-award winning Dan Posthuma and songwriter Wally Nason. Blue Gate Musicals is leading the way in creating a unique genre of musicals set in Amish Country America. Their twelve musicals intertwine the Amish and English worlds, creating intriguing dilemmas and soul-searching journeys full of laughter and captivating music.
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Kristina Stafford Kelly