Kerissa Arrington, Maggie Clennon Reberg & More to Star in SISTER ACT Second National Tour

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment, LLC and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, are pleased to announce that the second National Tour of SISTER ACT will launch on October 14 at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington, DE.

Called "In a word, DIVINE!" by the Associated Press, SISTER ACT received five 2011 Tony Award nominations including BEST MUSICAL, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Alan Menken (music)/Glenn Slater (lyrics), and BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Cheri & Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane).

"To hear people laugh and cheer the way they do at SISTER ACT-a show people think they know but are pleasantly surprised to discover is not what they are expecting-is a magical experience for a producer," says Producer Whoopi Goldberg. "Happily, audiences across the country are able to get in on the fun as Deloris and her fabulous sisters spread the love nationwide."

SISTER ACT will star Kerissa Arrington as Deloris Van Cartier, Maggie Clennon Reberg as Mother Superior, Kolby Kindle as Curtis Jackson, and Lamont O'Neal as Eddie Souther. The cast also features Renée Veronica Freeman as the alternate for Deloris, Emily Kay Shrader as Mary Robert, Nancy Evans as Mary Lazarus, Sarah Michelle Cuc as Mary Patrick, F. Tyler Burnet as Joey, Nicholas Alexander Rodriguez as Pablo, Lawrence Dandridge as TJ, and Gordon Gray at Monsignor O'Hara.

The company will also include Patrick Clanton, Nicholas Cirillo, Kaitlyn Etter, Nicole Ferguson, Harmony France, Jennie Joefree, Kristin Litzenberg, Taylor Morgan Marsh, Stephanie Miller, Adewonu-ola Ogunfowora, Megan Opalinski, Eileen Patterson, Joey Sanzaro, Tara Tagliaferro, Shaun Leslie Thomas and Deonté L. Warren.

SISTER ACT features an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy, Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and 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.

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into 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 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.

SISTER ACT features scenic design by Klara Zieglerova (Jersey Boys), costume design by Lez Brotherson (Swan Lake), lighting design by Natasha Katz (Once), sound design by Peter McBoyle (Come Fly Away) and original hair design by David Brian Brown (Death of a Salesman).

For the complete tour schedule, visit: www.sisteractontour.com.




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