Sister Act

Sister Act

July 19-20, 26-27, & Aug. 2-3 at 8 pm; July 21, 28, & Aug. 4 at 3 pm

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$17 for adults,
$14 for seniors (60+) and teachers,
$12 for students.
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Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane

Directed by Margaret Wages
Music Director: David Lane
Choreographer: John C. Wilson
Stage Manager: Marilyn Gaylord

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier unwittingly witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique moves and voice to inspire the struggling choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so, she accidentally blows her cover. When the gangsters find Deloris, they also find themselves up against the power of her newly found sisterhood. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, this feel-good musical comedy smash is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

ROLES:

Deloris Van Cartier - An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring. (Female, vocal range F#5-E3)

Mother Superior - The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings. (Female, vocal range E5-D3)

Sister Mary Robert - A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life. (Female, vocal range A5-F#3)

Sister Mary Patrick - A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable. (Female, vocal range B5-A3)

Sister Mary Lazarus - A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris's soul music. (Female, vocal range B4-F3)

Sister Mary Martin-of-tours - A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity. (Female)

Sister Mary Theresa - A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch. (Female)

Monsignor O'Hara - One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood. (Male, vocal range G4-E3)

Eddie Souther - The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero. (Male, vocal range B4-Ab2)

Curtis Jackson - A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris's boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence. (Male, vocal range Ab4-A2)

Tj - Curtis's nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss. (Male, vocal range Eb5-Db3)

Joey - One of Curtis's thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man. (Male, vocal range Eb5-Bb2)

Pablo - One of Curtis's thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish. (Male, vocal range F5-C4)

Ernie - One of Curtis's thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be something completely different. (Male)

Michelle - One of Deloris's back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort. (Female, vocal range F5-Bb3)

Tina - One of Deloris's back-up singers. A little thick and naive. (Female, vocal range F5-Ab3)

Ensemble - Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers.

 

Directions

Stained Glass Playhouse
4401 Indiana Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
(in the old sanctuary of
Marvin United Methodist Church)