North Carolina Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for Sister Act, directed and choreographed by Robert Hartwell.
“The movie Sister Act was so much fun it remains one of the top comedies of all time,” says NCT’s President/CEO Elizabeth Doran. “It still resonates today live on stage with a great story and some fantastic songs that really fill you up with energy and spirit.”
Sister Act the Musical features music from eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. It is adapted from the iconic film of the same name. This performance will include music direction by Edward G. Robinson, sound design by Eric Alexander Collins, Scenic design by Adam Koch, and lighting design by Samuel Rushen.
Aisha Jackson (Paradise Square, Frozen, Waitress, and Beautiful: The Carol King Musical on Broadway) will lead the company as Deloris Van Cartier. Lavon Fisher-Wilson (Newsies, Chicago, and The Color Purple on Broadway) will join Jackson as Mother Superior, and Nick Rashad Burroughs (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and Kinky Boots on Broadway) will co-star as Eddie Souther.
In addition, celebrated local Playmakers Repertory favorite and professor of acting at UNC-CH, Ray Dooley will make his NCT debut as Monsignor O’Hara.
“I can’t wait for our NCT audiences to experience Robert Hartwell’s roof-raising rendition of Sister Act,” said Producing Artistic Director Eric Woodall.
“Come celebrate the fact that music ties us all together,” he adds.
Sister Act runs October 12 through October 16, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Single Tickets are now on sale. For more information visit https://nctheatre.com/.
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