NASHVILLE, TN. January 11, 2023
Blue Gate Musicals, UpTV Entertainment, and Fathom Events are partnering together to bring THE CONFESSION MUSICAL with special performances by Chonda Pierce and John Schneider to theaters nationwide on February 20. Based on the popular book series The Heritage of Lancaster County by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, the stage play boasts over 200,000 ticket sales since its premiere. On February 20, for one-day-only, audiences across the country can share this 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. Producer Dan Posthuma, “For the past decade, Blue Gate Musicals has been committed to bringing entertaining and enriching musicals to the stage. We are now thrilled to partner with UpTV and Fathom to bring these stories to the big screen as well.”
Fathom Events and Blue Gate Musicals will host THE CONFESSION MUSICAL MOVIE in movie theaters nationwide on Monday, February 20 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Tickets are available today at FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.