SISTER ACT Opens Today at Lakewood Theatre Company
Lakewood Theatre Company will open on Friday April 27, 2018 with the divine musical, Sister Act. The production title sponsors for Sister Act are Marylhurst University and Samantha Richardson. The directorial sponsors are Don & Jessie Adams.
The show, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, continues through June 10, 2018 on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, two Wednesday performances at 7:30 PM (May 16 and May 23), Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (May 6, 20, 27, and June 3, 10) and Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM (April 29 and May 13, 27).
Ticket prices are $39/adults and $37/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or order online at www.lakewood-center.org.
Special note: On Wednesdays, May 16 and May 23 the theatre continues its program called WOW: 25-35. For attendees 35 and under tickets are priced at $25 each. One hour prior to performance there will be a complimentary tasting: On May 16, World Class Wines hosts with wines and on May 23 a complimentary whiskey tasting will be provided by Rose City Distilling. OLCC rules apply.
The Story: On Christmas Eve 1977 in Philadelphia, nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier (Kristin Robinson) decides to break it off with her gangster boyfriend Curtis (Greg Prosser) and strike out on her own as a recording artist. Unfortunately, she finds Curtis just in time to see him and his gang commit cold-blooded murder. Horrified, Deloris runs to the police station, where she finds her old schoolmate, "Sweaty" Eddie (Jeremy Southard), now a cop, and asks for his help. Eddie's solution? Place Deloris under protective custody in the last place Curtis would think to look for her - a convent!
Deloris is taken in by the convent's Mother Superior (Tracy Chiappone) and must learn to adapt to this strict new way of life where there is no drinking, no smoking and no "inappropriate" clothing. While Deloris at first struggles to fit in, she soon finds her calling as leader of the nuns' choir. With her disco style, she breathes new life into the church and community, and befriends the giddy Sister Mary Patrick (Leslie Irene Gale), stubborn Sister Mary Lazarus (Lisa Knox) and timid Sister Mary Robert (Christine Greenhalgh). However, as her choir gains more recognition, Deloris' cover is blown. Soon, Curtis and his gang give chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and her newfound sisterhood.
The production also stars Gregory Mansfield as Monsignor O'Hara, Sam Schultz as TJ, Brian Burger as Joey, Matthew Snyder as Pablo, Diane DeHaven Leebrick as Sister Mary Martin-De-Tours, Janet Penner as Sister Mary Theresa, Laura Hiszczynskyj as Michelle and Sister Mary Madonna, Camille Trinka as Tina and Sister Mary Gracious, Carlos Manzano as Ernie, Evan Tait as a cop, Terry Brock as Sister Mary Therese, Jennie Spada as Sister Mary Stephen, Anna Bakun as Sister Mary Angelica, Maggie Kate Madziarczyk as Sister Mary Margaret and Ava Anderson as Sister Mary Martyr.
LTC's production of Sister Act is directed and choreographed by Michael Snider, musical direction is by Cyndy Ramsey-Rier, associate choreographer is by Terry Brock, assistant choreographer is by Randy André Davis, scenic design is by John Gerth, lighting design is by Kurt Herman, costume design is by Berl D'anay, sound design is by Marcus Storey, wig design is by Jane Holmes, and properties are by Addie Underwood. The stage manager is Michael DeMaio, the assistant stage manager is Zach Peak and the producer is Steve Knox.