BURLINGTON CITY – Bridge Players Theatre Company, the Burlington City-based community theatre group, continues its presentation of “A Season of Comedy” with its annual Dessert Theater presentation: the hit musical comedy, SISTER ACT.
SISTER ACT features music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, with its book written by Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner, and Douglas Carter Beane. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is placed into protective custody in the one location the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with the rigid religious lifestyle. Using her singing talent to inspire the convent choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in so doing blows her cover. Soon, the bad guys are giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly formed sisterhood.
Director Diana Dohrmann of Willingboro comments: “SISTER ACT is so much fun. It’s a fabulous musical comedy filled with powerful gospel music and outrageous dancing. We have a dream cast and production team, all multi-talented, who are working at high professional levels to bring this to the stage. We will keep you smiling from beginning to end.”
The cast of SISTER ACT hails from throughout the area. In the convent, Carol Jones (Moorestown) plays Deloris. Joining her in The Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith are Cathy Liebars (Langhorne, PA) as the Mother Superior; Lisa Chascsa (Delran) as Sister Mary Robert; Amber Stolarski (Philadelphia) as Sister Mary Patrick; Maureen Broadbent (Oaklyn) as Sister Mary Lazarus; Lori Gilmore (Palmyra) as Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours, and Mary Lou Newborg (Bordentown) as Sister Mary Theresa. Rick Pine (Yardley, PA) portrays church pastor Monsignor O’Hara. In the “real world,” Deloris’s gangster boyfriend, Curtis, is played by Brian Rothman (Philadelphia). Darryl Thompson, Jr. (Delran) and Elijah Barnes (Burlington) are doubling in the role of local police officer Eddie, while Barnes and Zack Treusch (Burlington) double as TJ. Antonio Baldasari (Audubon) plays Joey, and C.J. Robbins (Medford) portrays Pablo. The cast also includes Sherina Jones (Willingboro) as Michelle, Shelby Loewenstern (Cherry Hill) as Tina, and Steve Rife (Edgewater Park) as Ernie. Rounding out the cast are ensemble members Becca Franz (Palmyra), Kia Hamm (Mt. Laurel), Shamello Jackson and DKeeyah Manning (Burlington), Tyler Morgan (Beverly), Gina Petti (Cinnaminson) and Kori Rife (Riverside).
All performances are at the Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 E. Broad St. in Burlington, NJ. Performance times are February 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., and February 5 & 12 at 3 p.m.
The February 12, 3 pm performance will be sign-interpreted, and Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) will be available for all February 10-12 performances.
Tickets are $20 for all performances, and include desserts and beverages served at intermission. Seating is cabaret-style for all performances. A group rate is available for parties of 15 or more.
For tickets or more information, please call (856) 303-7620, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bridgeplayerstheatre.com.
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