Casting Complete for Riverside's Sister Act

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The musical will begin performances at the Florida venue April 12.
Dan'yelle Williamson
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Casting has been announced for Florida's Riverside Theatre production of the Broadway musical Sister Act, which will be presented on the Stark Stage April 12-May 1.

A co-production with Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, the musical will be directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford.

The cast will be led by Dan’yelle Williamson as Deloris, Mary Martello as Mother Superior, Philip Michael Baskerville as Curtis, Kent Overshown as Eddie, Laura Giknis as Sister Mary Robert, Melissa Joy Hart as Sister Mary Patrick, Diane Findlay as Sister Mary Lazarus, Ron Wisniski as Monsignor O’Hara, Fran Prisco as Joey, Tony Castellanos as Pablo, Justin Keyes as TJ, Madeleine Doherty as Sister Mary Theresa, Ellie Mooney as Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours, NaTonia Monet as Michelle, April Holloway as Tina and Billy D. Hart as Ernie. The ensemble features Sara Brophy, Kelsey Flannery, Heidi Hayes, Katherine Hintz, Jesse Jones, Gergory Omar Osbourne, Owen Pelesh, Kristyn Pope, Sean Potter, Tara Tagliaferro and Ian Thomson.

Sister Act has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Bill Steinkellner and Cheri Steinkellner.

Based on the 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act, according to press notes, “follows Philadelphia nightclub performer Deloris as she hides from her gangster boyfriend, Curtis Jackson, after he disposes of a supposed informant. Hiding out at the convent, Deloris is hopelessly bored, but is maneuvered by the mother superior to take over the choir and help with their musicality. The choir becomes an instant hit, garnering huge donations which shore up the shaky financial status of the church.”

The production crew includes Ken Clifton (music director), Peter Barbieri (scenic designer), Gail Baldoni (costume designer), Jack Mehler (lighting designer), Craig Beyrooti (sound designer), Amy M. Bertacini (production stage manager) and Rebekah Church (assistant production stage manager). Casting was done by Brian Kurtas, CSA.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (772) 231-6990 or online at

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