Hickory – The musical comedy Sister Act the Musical hits the stage at Hickory Community Theatre beginning this Friday, September 1st on the Mainstage in the Jeffers Theatre. Performances run through September 17th. This is the opening show of the Theatre’s 2017-2018 season.

With a cast of 18 talented local actors and singers, the stage musical brings to life all the comic elements of the hit 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film. This laugh-out-loud show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. Sister Act played on Broadway in 2011 and was nominated for five Tony awards, including Best Musical.

Performances of Sister Act are September 1st through 17th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Thursdays (Sept 7 & 14) at 7:30pm, and Sundays (Sept 10 & 17) 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 are now on sale online at hickorytheatretix.org or at the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wed-Sat from August 30th 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): Wendy Logan, Lynn Crawford and Cornelia “CC” Cooper in Sister Act the Musical opening this Friday, September 1st and continuing through September 17th at the Hickory Community Theatre. Photo by Ken Burns.