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Musical debut in Delta

Sisters’ theatre production to benefit hospitalized kids.
(Left to right) Brennan Schebek

Last year they brought a musical version of the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice to stage, raising $1,800 for B.C. Children’s Hospital.

This year, Karina and Kazandra Pangilinan are at it again.

Inspired by their love for literature and musical theatre, the Delta sisters are directing the debut of The Musical Importance of Being Earnest from May 26-28.

Based on the Oscar Wilde comedy, the upcoming benefit show contains 16 numbers from various other popular musicals, including “Timeless to Me” from Hairspray and “Get Me To The Church” from My Fair Lady.

The production features a cast of 24, made up of current Seaquam students and alumni.

Theatre veterans Jackey Lip and Vanessa Quarinto return to stage in the roles of Algernon Moncrieff and Cecily Cardew, while newcomer Brennan Schebek, in Grade 12 at Seaquam fills is Jack Worthing and Lucy Sim, a Grade 11 student, is Gwendolen Fairfax.

With three shows this year compared to two last year, the Pangilinan sisters hope to double the funds raised for the hospital.

The Musical Importance of Being Earnest takes place May 26-28, 7 p.m. at Seaquam Secondary Theatre, 11584 Lyon Road. Donations will be collected at the door. For more info, call 604-543-7963.