Center for the Arts Theatre Company at Richland Northeast High School will
present the musical, SISTER ACT, Thursday through Saturday, March 30 through
April 1, at 7:30 PM and Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 PM in the Richland District Two
Auditorium, on the Richland Northeast campus.
Tickets are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for adults and may be purchased
at the door.
Featuring a show-stopping score of gospel
and disco by Tony winner, Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater, SISTER ACT is
a feel-good musical comedy, based on the 1992 smash hit movie starring Whoopi
Goldberg! It tells the story of aspiring disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, whose
dreams of a professional career are put on hold when she witnesses a murder
committed by her gangster boyfriend and is put into protective custody in a
convent by a former high school friend turned cop. There she immediately runs into trouble with
the Mother Superior and is assigned to use her musical talent to help a
faltering choir find their voice, an
opportunity that not only transforms the choir, but Deloris’ life as well.
The talented cast
features Nicole Siebles and Alicia Robinson double cast as Deloris, along with
Darius Darby and Jacob Wilkinson doubling as Curtis, the gangster boyfriend.
Darius Adamson performs the role of “Sweaty Eddie,” the cop, and Gracie Boyce
takes on the role of the Mother Superior with Justin Castro cast as the
Monsignor. Jazmine Rivera portrays Sister Mary Robert, the young innocent
postulate, and Sisters Mary Patrick, Mary Lazarus, Mary Martin of Tours and
Mary Theresa are played by Jessica Geiger, Tyra Brown-Wallace, Margaret Greene,
and Catherine Kelley respectively. Trey Weaver, Ajai Cave, Darius Lee and Corin
Wiggins portray Curtis’ thugs. Others in the ensemble of nuns, bar patrons and homeless
include Alexandra Brooks, Shatnee Thomas, Jeryi Dunbar, Jamie Collins, Gloria
Smith, Charvion Whittenburg, Trenity Reese, Rebekah Johnson, Jabrie Drakes,
Omaria Murray-Broadwater, Waliya Henry,
Lanesha Brown, Kelila Blackwell, Dennis Cheeks and John Jeffery.
The musical is being
presented in collaboration with the Richland Northeast Foundation, which will
feature a “Dinner and the Show” event, Saturday, April 1st with appetizers at 5:00 pm, dinner and an art auction at 6:00, followed by the
performance of SISTER ACT, at 7:30 pm.
Tickets for the Foundation’s Dinner and Show may be purchased in the Main
Office at Richland Northeast. Proceeds
from the event will be used to provide grants for teachers and students at
Richland Northeast High School.
SISTER ACT is under
the direction of Donna Wilson, with musical direction by Dr. Greg Boatwright
and choreography by Nicole Czekalski. David Mitchell, Tony Fling and JoAnna Chriswell
are scene, lighting and costume designers for the show.
Please join the Richland Northeast Education Foundation for our annual fundraiser, Dinner and a Show, on Saturday, April 1. Appetizers will be served at 5 p.m. in the gym mezzanine followed by dinner catered by Doc's BBQ and an auction of student artwork. After dinner, enjoy a performance of the hit Broadway play, Sister Act, performed by our talented PCA students.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on the foundation's website. Go to Quick Links on the school's website and click on Education Foundation. Tickets can also be purchased in the bookkeeping office at RNHS.
Deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, March 28th.