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September 24, 2018

Yes, Virginia Sends a Message for all Seasons and Generations


FULTON, NY – “When people believe in something, they make the world a better place” is the quote that sealed the deal for the premiere of Yes, Virginia…The Musical, set to debut at CNY Arts Center with nightly performances at 7:30 p.m. Dec 7, 8, 14 and 15 and 2 p.m. Dec 9 and 16.

Virginia (Maya Sprague) begins her search for the real Santa with lovable Scraggly Santa (Mark Parry), who reminds her of the importance of believing.

Virginia (Maya Sprague) begins her search for the real Santa with lovable Scraggly Santa (Mark Parry), who reminds her of the importance of believing.

“Theatre is a powerful tool to open hearts and minds, stimulate new thoughts and inspire change. The simple story of the hard times and atmosphere of fear and uncertainty of the late 1890s is echoed in our present day circumstances of high unemployment and changing economics,” said Nancy Fox, director. “This quote reminds us if we truly believe in something, that belief will generate a response that changes the outcome and when change occurs, hope is born. It also sums up the mission and goal of CNY Arts Center, a belief that we can create something that will make Central New York a better place with a comprehensive arts center for all arts and all ages where small personal triumphs generate hope and change every day. From awakening untapped talent to forging new relationships, the potential for positive change and hope for a better tomorrow is limitless when we simply believe. Belief is a matter of choice and I knew Yes, Virginia…The Musical was the perfect choice for our first holiday production.”

With a multi-generational cast ranging from 6 years old up to 50+, the debut musical promises to deliver colorful costumes, sophisticated choreography, and a touching true story to brighten the holidays for all ages.

Yes, Virginia…the Musical will start with a preview pay-what-you-can performance Dec 6 at 7:30 p.m. followed by opening night Dec 7 at 7:30 p.m.

CNY Arts Center is located in State Street Methodist Church at 357 State St., Fulton.

The community is encouraged to bring a non-food pantry item for the church’s Helping Hands Ministry which distributes non-food items such as paper products and household goods in the community on the second Saturday of every other month.

For ticket and reservation information, please visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call the center’s new number at 592-3373.

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