Directed and choreographed by Kevin P. Hill, the cast will be led by Jeannette Bayardelle as Deloris Van Cartier and Ellen Harvey as Mother Superior with Avionce (TJ), Brent Bateman (Joey), Kyle Robert Carter (Eddie Souther), Jennie Joefree (Sister Mary Patrick), Tina Johnson (Sister Mary Lazarus), Nikko Kimzin (Pablo), Jonathan Kirkland (Curtis Jackson), Richard Pruitt (Monsignor O'Hara) and Lael Van Keuren (Sister Mary Robert).
The ensemble includes Anthony Alfardo, Stephanie Burkett Gerson, Nick Cirillo (Ernie), Patrick Clanton, Katie Finan, Victoria Huston-Elem, Molly Keane-Dreyer, Mary Claire King (Michelle), Rebecca Kuznick, Caitlin Mesiano, Wonu Ogunfowora (Tina), Ellen Peterson and Tara Tagliaferro (Sister Mary Martin-Of-Tours).
The musical is written by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. The score was composed by Oscar winner Alan Menken with lyrics by Glenn Slater.
Based on the 1992 film, Sister Act is described as such: "When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and the uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique talents to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon it is nun-on-the-run time but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood."
The creative team also includes Andrew Bryan (musical director), Nate Bertone (scenic design), Jeff Hendry (original costume design), Paula Peasley-Ninestein (costume coordinator/resident costume designer), Richard Latta (lighting design), Leon Rothenberg (sound design), Gerard Kelly (wig and hair design), Eileen F. Haggerty (production stage manager), Amanda M. Stuart (assistant stage manager), Adrian Ries (assistant music director) and Binder Casting (casting). Sister Act is produced for North Shore Music Theatre by Bill Hanney (owner/producer), Kevin P. Hill (artistic director), and Tom Amos (associate producer).
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