Original cast members of “COVID Sux: The Musical,” Rebecca Whitney Klein and Emily Anne Davis. Submitted photo

NYC’s Royal Family Productions brings “COVID Still Sux: The Musical Part 2,” to the stage on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston. Following the sold-out success of “COVID Sux: The Musical” at Cumston Hall, Chris Henry and Mark Falconer have written a sequel to their previous original musical comedy about the pandemic featuring parodies of hit Broadway songs from shows like “Hamilton,” “Les Miserables,” “Tick Tick Boom,” “West Side Story,” “Chicago,” and “Annie.”

This show is directed by Chris Henry with Danny Gay and features choreography by Emily Anne Davis. The production will star Danny Gay, Cade Parker, Maggie Langhorne, Glenn Atkins, Amy Griswold, Maria Groover, Julia Groover, and Graci Gillen with Emily Anne Davis and Caitlyn Morgan. The creative team includes music supervision by Lars Jacobsen and Mark Falconer and sound design by Noah Keneborus. The Maine Production Team includes Danny Gay, Ann Fairchild, Lily Webb, and Cade Parker.

Royal Family was established in 2007 by Katie Avebe, Mary Bernardi, Chris Henry and Andy Theodorou as a home for artists wishing to challenge and transform the traditional theatre canon. Royal Family has been a creative incubator of original, humanistic plays for over a decade. Bravery and fearlessness are imperative to our process. Artists and audiences alike are challenged in a creative safe space to explore the humor and the tangled truths of the human condition. As actor and first-time playwright Anthony Rapp (Rent, Dazed and Confused, Star Trek: Discovery) observes, “Royal Family is committed to truthful, heartfelt, alive, theatrical storytelling. It’s vital to the human experience and hard to come by.”

Following COVID Protection guidelines, the audience is required to provide proof of vaccination and remain masked throughout the performance.

Performances will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. Each performance is approximately 85 minutes. The Gendron Franco Center is located at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Tickets are $20 for general admission with $100 preferred seating and $250 VIP tickets. For tickets or more information about Royal Family Productions, visit royalfamilyproductions.org. 

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