SISTER ACT Set for Limited Run at Kennedy Center Opera House, 10/29-11/10
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the national tour of Sister Act for two weeks in the Kennedy Center Opera House from October 29 to November 10, 2013. Nominated for five 2011 Tony Awards, Sister Act features an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaidand Enchanted), lyrics by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner ("Cheers") with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed).Directed on Broadway by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing...Forum, Smokey Joe's Café), the production features choreography by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams) and is based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard. Press opening night is Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Sister Act stars Ta'Rea Campbell as Deloris Van Cartier, Hollis Resnik as Mother Superior, Melvin Abston as Curtis Jackson, Chester Gregory as Eddie Souther, Ashley Moniz as Mary Robert, Florrie Bagel as Mary Patrick, Diane J. Findlay as Mary Lazarus, Todd A. Horman as Joey, Ernie Pruneda as Pablo, Charles Barksdale as TJ, and Richard Pruitt as Monsignor O'Hara.
The company also includes Gisela Adisa, Brian Calì, Karen Elliott, Jeremy Gaston, Jacqui Graziano, Erin Henry, Brian M. Love, Mary Jo McConnell, Michael Millan, Michelle Rombola, Dawn Rother, Mary Searcy, Jason Simon, Angie Marie Smith, Tricia Tanguy, Kelly E. Waters, Erin Wilson and Carla Woods.
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won't be found - a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her fabulous disco-ness and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon it's nun-on-the-run time, but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. Based on the mega-hit feature film, Sister Act features an original Alan Menken/Glenn Slater score with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul, and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.