Hickory – Sister Act the Musical, a local audience favorite at the Hickory Community Theatre, is about to end its run with four final performances this weekend.

The comedic story centers around Deloris Van Cartier, an aspiring singer in Philadelphia. When she witnesses her boyfriend commit murder, Deloris is placed into witness protection by a local police detective, who chooses to hide her in a cloistered convent of naïve nuns. Once there, she takes on directing the convent choir and turns them into a powerhouse ensemble. But their success jeopardizes her safety until the sisters, who discover courage they didn’t know they had, come to the rescue.

Ticket sales are brisk after two extremely successful weekends of performances and patrons are strongly encouraged to book their seats in advance.

According to the theatre’s managing director John Rambo, “We will likely have tickets available at the door but I can’t guarantee that they’re not going to be in the last four rows of the balcony.”

The final performances of Sister Act are September 14th through 17th; Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2:30pm. On Thursday night all adults are $16; adult tickets for all other performances are $20 ($2 off for seniors.) Tickets for students and youth 18 & under are $10 for all performances.

Tickets are available online at hickorytheatre.org or at the Theatre box office in person, or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wed-Sat through September 16th.

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. Sister Act is produced by the Guild at HCT and Frye Regional Medical Center.

Photo (L-R): Diego Camaguian, Matthew Boerger, Clay Hennessee and Jairo Pereira play a quartet of gangsters in Sister Act the Musical. The hilarious musical is in its final weekend of performances this Thursday through Sunday at the Hickory Community Theatre. For tickets and information call 828-328-2283 or  go to hickorytheatre.org. Photo by Ken Burns.