Someone's habits are about to change! When Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in a dying 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 gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act features original music by Tony (TM) and eight-time Oscar (TM) winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Disney's Beauty and The Beast, Little Shop of Horrors.) This uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is sure to have you rejoicing!
"Strong, funny and touching, this is more enjoyable on stage than it was on the big screen."
- The London Telegraph
Deloris Van Cartier - CHRISTIE LEE COLEMAN +
Mother Superior - DONNA WILLOUGHBY +
Sister Mary Robert - ALLIE RUPPERT +
Sister Mary Patrick - MEGAN TROOST
Sister Mary Lazarus - LYNN HALL MCLEOD +
Monsignor O'Hara - GARY WILLOUGHBY +
Curtis - RON WARE
Eddie Souther - ESTE' FAN KIZER
TJ (Curtis's nephew) - ALONZO C. JULIAN
Joey (One of Curtis's thugs) - ZACH HUSAK
Pablo (One of Curtis's thugs) - JOHN CULBERTSON +
Sister Mary Martin of Tours - GRACE ANNE KALAFUT +
Sister Mary Theresa - JANET GOVER +
Michelle (One of Deloris's back up singers) - BRI SMITH
Tina (One of Deloris's back up singers) - JULIE PELLIGRINO * +
Ernie (One of Curtis's thugs / Male Ensemble) - NICK ROGERS
Sister Mary Ellen - LEAH ALBURTUS * +
Sister Mary Pelagia - KRIS ALLEMANG STAHL +
Sister Mary Agnes Patrice - ASHLEY BOWEN *
Sister Mary Kay - MARY KAY DUBAY *
Sister Mary Margaret - KRISTIN GUSTAVSON +
Sister Mary Celeste - ALYSSA MEEUWSEN *
Sister Mary Irene - MIKAYLA RANEY +
Sister Mary Francis - SARA SHERMAN
Sister Mary Albert - SAM SLOTTOW *
Sister Mary Rosemary - CARLEE STOKER +
Male Ensemble - KARIS CLARK
Male Ensemble - DAVID TAYLOR * +
Male Ensemble - PHILIP VANORMAN
Assistant Stage Manager/Dresser
Light Board Operator
Sound Board Operator
ELVIN E. EAST
SAVANNAH F. DRAPER
* Denotes Civic Debut | + Denotes Academy of Theatre Arts Student
Director - JAMES C. CARVER
Music Director - CINDY HUNTER
Choreographer - GEORGIE REIGEL
Scenic Designer - DAVID KYHN
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - BARBARA B. MOELAART
Lighting & Sound Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Technical Director- PHILLIP A. MILLER
Stage Manager - MIKE ARTIS
Friday, May 5th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 6th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 7th at 2:00pm
Friday, May 12th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, May 13th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 14th at 2:00pm
Friday, May 19th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 20th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 21st at 2:00pm
Friday, May 26th at 7:30pm (Added Performance)
Sister Act is a feel-amazing hit musical comedy. While the story does hinge on police hiding the lead character Deloris in Witness Protection after witnessing a murder, Sister Act is a joyful and inspirational comedy about the power of friendship and finding one's family. Sister Act will be perfect for older Elementary, Middle and High School Students.
Live gun fire and water based haze/fog may be used in this performance.
Approximate run time for this production is 2 hours and 30 minutes plus one 15 minute intermission.
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western