Casting has been announced for North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of the Broadway musical Sister Act, which will play the nonprofit professional regional theatre beginning October 11.
Directed and choreographed by Robert Hartwell, performances will continue through October 16 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
The cast will be led by Aisha Jackson (Paradise Square, Frozen) as Deloris Van Cartier, Lavon Fisher-Wilson (Newsies, Chicago) as Mother Superior, and Nick Rashad Burroughs (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Kinky Boots) as Eddie Souther.
They will be joined by Ray Dooley as Monsignor O’Hara, Sai Graham as TJ, Joel Ashur as Curtis Jackson, Jordan Clifton as Joey, Michael Schimmele as Pablo, Timothy Malboeuf as Ernie, Chanda Branch as Michelle, LaDonna Burns as Sister Mary Lazarus, Erin Wilson as Sister Mary Patrick, Anne Scramuzzo as Sister Mary Martin-of Tours, Lia Holman as Tina, Casey Wortham as Sister Mary Robert, and Tanesha Gary as Sister Mary Theresa.
The ensemble will include Charlie Byrd, Kylie Robinson, Kate McMillan, Alejandra Parrilla, Blaire Thompson, Gerard M Williams, and Carlita Victoria. Kate Blain and Trevor Neal will be the standbys.
Sister Act the Musical, based on the film starring Whoopi Goldberg, features music by Oscar and Tony winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.
This upcoming production will have music direction by Edward G. Robinson, sound design by Eric Alexander Collins, scenic design by Adam Koch, and lighting design by Samuel Rushen.
Sister Act the Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International.