The Company Theatre’s Regional Premiere of Sister Act the Musical to Open

Sister Act’s Evette Caldwell (Delores) and Taylor Walker (Sister Mary)

The award-winning Company Theatre regional premiere of the smash hit comedy Sister Act the Musical opens this Friday.  Performances are held from March 17 through April 9, at The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell.  Sister Act the Musical music is by Alan Menken, with 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.   The production is directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, choreographed by Sally Forrest, with music direction by Steve Bass.

Sing Hallelujah for this new, ridiculously fun, feel-good musical that will have you jumping to your feet! Sister Act the Musicalfeatures the music of 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken, (Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, Newsies).  Delores Van Cartier, a ‘wanna be’ Las Vegas diva’s life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in – where else – a convent! Under the suspicious and watchful eye of Mother Superior, Delores wins the sisters’ hearts, and helps them find their voices as she unexpectedly discovers her own. A tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act the Musical is reason to rejoice!

Sister Act’s Evette Caldwell (Delores, right) flanked by Juliana Dennis (Sister Mary Lazarus, middle left)

Sister Act the Musical is adorned with The Company Theatre’s trademark authentic sets and costumes, gifted cast, accompanied by a professional orchestra.   Featured in the captivating cast are regional favorites including Evette Caldwell (Deloris Van Cartier) a revered Gospel singer and actor who most recently portrayed “Motormouth” in Norwood Theatre’s award-winning production ofHairspray, and Stacey Geer (Mother Superior), an actor applauded widely on stages throughout the Rhode Island region.

Evette Caldwell (Delores) shines!

Tickets for Sister Act the Musical range from $38 to $43.  Show times are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm.  For a complete performance schedule, to order tickets, or for more information, call the box office at 781-871-2787, email boxoffice@companytheatre.com, or visit www.companytheatre.com.  The box office is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, and during all performances. Free parking is available on site, and the theatre is handicap accessible.  For the latest information on programs and performances, please follow The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts on Facebook and Twitter.

Photos:  by Zoe Bradford

Back row: Allyson Lynch, Letitia Riel, Jul;iana Dennis, Taylor Walker, Pauline Rockwell, Evette Caldwell, Felicia Martis, Kristin Cervantes, Haley McKenney, Allie Abate, Brenna Kenney
Front Row: Bonnie Gardner, Anne Thornton, Tara Borges, Carole Shannon, Maureen O’Neill-Rowe, Breanna Ruth