Hickory – Artistic Director Pamela Livingstone has announced her cast for the Hickory Community Theatre’s production of the musical, Sister Act, based on the popular film starring Whoopi Goldberg. The story is about a lounge singer who witnesses a murder and is placed in protective custody in a convent.

The leading role of Deloris Van Cartier is played by Cornelia “CC” Cooper. Juan Holquin is Eddie, the cop who comes up with the idea to hide Deloris among the nuns. Curtis, the gangster who owns the nightclub where Deloris was singing, and where she saw the murder, is played by Clay Hennessee. Edyth Pruitt is the stern Mother Superior in charge of the convent.
In supporting roles, Jennifer Canterbury is Sister Mary Robert, Jen Massey is Sister Mary Patrick and Steven Clarke is Monsignor O’Hara; Lynn Crawford and Wendy Logan are Deloris’ backup singers, Michelle and Tina; Matthew Boerger plays Curtis’ nephew TJ; and Diego Camanguian and Jairo Pereria are Curtis’ thugs, Pablo and Joey.

The other nuns in the convent are played by Angie Cannon, Joan Coppinger, Sierra Doyle Rios, Sandy Eldridge, Jill Grose, Marlys Kiser, and Wendy Logan.

This show is the first in the Theatre’s 2017-2018 season. It features music by Alan Menkin (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid,) lyrics by Glenn Slater (School of Rock,) and a book by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner (Cheers, Hello My Baby,) with additional material by Douglas Carter Beane (To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.)

Performances are September 1st through 18th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Thursdays (Sept 7 & 15) at 7:30pm, and Sundays (Sept 11 & 18) at 2:30pm. Tickets are $20. There is a $2 senior discount for Fri/Sat/Sun performances. Tickets for students and youth 18 & under are $10. On Thursday night all adults are $16 and youth/students are $10. Tickets go on sale on August 10th.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World.

PHOTO: The cast of Sister Act the Musical, opening September 1st at the Hickory Community Theatre. (Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Edyth Pruitt, Angie Cannon, Joan Coppinger, Jill Grose, Cornelia “CC” Cooper, Siera Doyle-Rios, Marlys Kiser, Matthew Emery Boerger, Jairo Pereira, Jennifer Nichole Canterbury, Jen Massey, Sandy Eldridge, Diego Camanguian, Lynn Crawford and Wendy Logan. Not Pictured:  Steve Clarke, Clay Hennessee and Juan Holguin.

Call the Theatre at 828-327-3855 for more information.

Photo by Lauren Albers.