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Is My Fortune. The finale to the first act is a tribute to ship disasters of the elaborate production number entitled Das Boat featuring Reverend Mother and Howard as Belle and Manny Rosen from the "Poseidon Adventure," Sister Hubert as Captain Steubing from "The Loveboat," Sister Robert Anne as Molly Brown from the "Titanic," and Sister Amnesia as both Mary Ann from "Gilligan's Island" and the Giant Squid from "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Act Two begins with the cast singing a short reprise of the Prologue. Howard and Sister Robert Anne sit down and chat about their lives culminating in the balled A Love Like This. The entire cast then participates in a reprise of Say It In Yiddish complete with a Hora Dance. Sister Robert Anne points out that they have much more in common than they ever thought except that Howard isn't Catholic. He answers with the comical solo If I Were A Catholic. Sisters Hubert, Robert Anne and Amnesia follow that with their "Andrews Sisters" song Three Shayna Maidels. As they exit the stage Reverend Mother and Howard open the Duty Free Shopping Segment which ends with all five cast members appearing as The Village People singing Matzo Man. The Sisters, feeling that Howard may be disappointed that "Fiddler on the Roof " was cancelled, ask the audience to join them singing Fiddlerspiel, an original song which tells the story of Tevye and his daughters. After the song, the nuns exit the stage, and as Howard is expressing his gratitude, Sister Mary Annette (the famous "Nunsense" Puppet) makes an unscheduled appearance as Mae West (in a Mae West life preserver) singing Come Up And See Me Sometime. When the others return, Mother Superior sees Sister Mary Annette, grabs her and opening the deck door, heaves her overboard. This causes pandemonium which results in both Sister Amnesia jumping over to save Sister Mary Annette and Reverend Mother following to save Sister Amnesia. Meanwhile on stage, Sister Robert Anne tries to fill time by singing I'll Find A Song To Sing. Finally all are saved and, as the cast returns they are all, more than ever, aware of the importance of finding the good in everyone. This is embodied in the finale featuring Sister Hubert with the entire cast singing Rock the Boat. The curtain comes down as the cast closes with a reprise of Anchors Aweigh. - Dan Goggin CAST Sr. Hubert Sr. Robert Anne Rev. Mother Melody Joy Lapeedus Sr. Amnesia Howard MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Prologue & Anchors Aweigh - Cast 2. Contrition (A Song of Guilt) - Cast 3. Say it in Yiddish - Howard and Reverend Mother 4. Tevye and Rev - Srs. Robert Anne & Hubert 5. My Ship - Sr. Amnesia 6. The Potchky Polka - Howard, Srs. Robert Anne, Amnesia & Hubert 7. My Fat is My Fortune - Reverend Mother 8. Das Boat - Cast 9. Prologue to Act 2 - Cast 10. A Love Like This - Sr. Robert Anne & Howard 11. Reprise: Say it in Yiddish - Cast 12. If I Were a Catholic - Howard 13. Three Shayna Maidels - Srs. Hubert, Robert Anne & Amnesia 14. Matzo Man - Cast 15. Fiddlerspiel - Nuns & Friends 16. Come Up and See Me Sometime - Sr. Mary Annette & Howard 17. I'll Find a Song to Sing - Sr. Robert Anne 18. Rock the Boat - Sr. Hubert & Cast 19. Reprise: Anchors Aweigh - Cast INSTRUMENTATION 1Reed: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone & Washboard; 1 Violin (one player), doubling Tambourine; Percussion Bells; Xylophone; Chimes (D-flat, C, F, and E); Timpani (26" and 29"); Trap Set:; Snare Drum; Bass Drum; Small Tom ; om Floor Tom Tom; Cymbals (Hi-Hat, Ride, Splash, Crash); Tambourine; Ship's Bell ; Triangle; Slapstick; 1 Synthesizer (an upper keyboard for instrumental registrations and a lower keyboard for Bass); 1 Piano; Piano-Conductor's Score sent with rehearsal material.