Music Theatre of Denton announces the cast for the first show of the 2017 season – Sister Act. Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, Music by Alen Menkin and Lyrics by Glen Slater. Based on the Touchstone Pictures film written by Joseph Howard. Directed by Eric B. Ryan, music direction by John Norine, Jr. and choreographed by Emily Leekha.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Filled with powerful music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. The cast is chock full of amazing roles for women of all ages (and men too!). A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!
Tatiana John will be playing the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier. John is no stranger to the MTD stage and has performed in 2015 sold out run of The Addams Family. Several well known community members and theater divas round out the cast and bring the familiar on screen characters to life. Mother Superior is played by Patricia Sherman, Sister Mary Robert by Sementa Alldredge (Into the Woods, Shrek), Sister Mary Patrick by Brynne Huffman (Spamalot, Les Miserables, Into the Woods), Sister Mary Lazarus by Leigh Ann Stadt, Sister Mary of Martin-of-Tours by Cindy Maloney, and Sister Mary Theresa will be played by Barbara Catrett. Scott Deck will play Curtis Jackson and Eddie Souther will be played by Anthony Ortega. Corey Ray, Paul Iwanicki (Shrek), Sienna Riehle, Megan Black (The Addams Family), Hannah Wyatt and Scott Hazard round out the cast.
Performances will also be held at the Campus Theatre on February 24th – March 5, 2017. Showtimes are 7:30 for Friday and Saturday performances and 2pm for Sunday matinee. Individual tickets are onsale now at www.musictheatreofdenton.com or by calling the box office at 940-382-1915. Online ticket sales provided by TicketstotheCity. Please be sure to print your tickets prior to arriving the night of the show. This show is being sponsored by Abbey Inn.
Production Staff: Eric B. Ryan, Director; John Norine, Jr, Music Director; Emily Leekha, Choreographer; Rob Stadt, Stage Manager; Danny Bergeron, Sound Design; Hope Cox, Costume Design; Les Deal, Lighting Design; Kristy Vivian, Producer.