Soulful Show Launches OCP’s Mainstage Season

SISTER ACT

Opens Sept. 16, 2016 at the Omaha Community Playhouse

Omaha, Neb.Sister Act, running September 16 – October 16, 2016 in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse, is Broadway’s smash musical comedy based on the 1992 blockbuster movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. The musical features all original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies) and is filled with toe-tapping songs, show-stopping dance numbers and a truly touching story. After witnessing her mafia boyfriend commit a crime, night club singer Deloris Van Cartier seeks help from the local police. She is placed in the witness protection program in the last spot her boyfriend would think to find her—a convent! Struggling to fit in with a group of nuns, Deloris finds her calling working with the convent choir. As she helps her fellow sisters find their voices, she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Nominated for five Tony Awards, Sister Act is a reason to rejoice!

Oscar- and Tony-winning composer Alan Menken wanted to inspire his score off of 1970s music, specifically disco and gospel. As a result, the setting was changed from the original in the movie (Reno and San Francisco in the 1990s) to Philadelphia in the 1970s. USA Today proclaims, “Composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater provide original tunes that nod cheekily, but with genuine affection, to that pop era while also propelling the story with a style and exuberance specific to well-crafted musical theater. Librettists Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, enlisting additional material from Douglas Carter Beane, adapt the screenplay with disarming wryness.”

Production:        Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Glenn Slater | Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner | Additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane | Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard

Director:              Kimberly Faith Hickman

Cast

Zhomontee Wilson as Deloris Van Cartier

Marcel Daly as Eddie

Daron Tyree as Curtis

Justin Eller as Joey

Jonathan Smith as TJ

Adam Fulbright as Pablo

Brendan Brown as Ernie

Cork Ramer as Monsignor O’Hara

Judy Anderson as Mother Superior

Melissa King as Sister Mary Robert

Sara Mattix as Sister Mary Patrick

Sally Neumann Scamfer as Sister Mary Lazarus

Marguerite Bennett as Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours

Kim Alger as Sister Mary Theresa

Lauren Johnson as Michelle

Rachel Busse as Tina

Ensemble:  Lauren Anderson, Jennifer Ettinger, Janet Goodman, Jessie Kellerman, Caitlin Mabon, and Megan Morrisey

Show Dates:  Sept. 16 – Oct. 16, 2016 (Wed-Sat at 7:30pm.  Sundays at 2pm)

Tickets: At the OCP Box Office at 69th & Cass, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at www.OmahaPlayhouse.com or http://www.TicketOmaha.com. Single tickets are $42 for adults and $25 for students (Thursdays – Sundays) and $32 for adults and $20 for students (Wednesdays). Tickets for groups of 12 or more are $30 for adults and $20 for students (Thursdays – Sundays) and $24 for adults and $16 for students (Wednesdays).

Twilight Tickets – A limited number of tickets are available at half price after noon the day of the performance at the Box Office. Cash or check only. Subject to availability. Wednesday Performances – Discounted tickets are available for Wednesday performances only at $32 for adults and $20 for students.

Whatta Deal Wednesday – Discounted tickets for $10 will be available for the first Wednesday performance on Wednesday, September 21. $10 tickets will be available in person at the box office starting at 4:00 p.m. the day of the show

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