STOCKTON — The Stockton Civic Theatre has opened its 2016-2017 season with the divine musical comedy “Sister Act” that is now being staged through Sunday, Sept. 25.
This feel-good musical comedy smash is based on the hit 1992 film that had audiences jumping to their feet. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical.
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 found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. “Sister Act” is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story.
Last seen on the SCT stage as Ursula in “The Little Mermaid, Jazmyne Toney brings the character of Deloris Van Cartier to life. Mary E. Hurley plays the uptight Mother Superior.
Multiple Willie Award winner, and recently awarded the theatre’s Layne Fields Award, James Reed directs this show. Assisting him will be Jon Robinson as vocal director, Ethan Albala as musical conductor, and Karissa Kiru as choreographer. Kenichi Takahashi returns to SCT to design the set.
Performances continue through Sunday, Sept. 25, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $21 for seniors and $15 for students and children 12 and under.
The theatre is located at 2312 Rose Marie Lane, Stockton. For tickets, call the Box Office Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at (209) 473-2424, or go online at sctlivetheatre.com.