The Poplar Pike Playhouse is proud to announce Sister Act will make its debut on the PPP stage in February.
Based on the 1992 film of the same title, Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a Philadelphia disco diva who dreams of making it big. When she witnesses her boyfriend commit murder, Cartier is put in a witness protection program and hides out in a convent full of nuns where she learns there may be more to life than glitz and glamour. Sister Act first premiered in London’s West End theater district in 2009. It made its way to Broadway in 2011 where it was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical. With music by legendary composer Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, Sister Act is guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles.
Director Ashleigh Williams is extremely excited for this production, “I have always loved the movie Sister Act. Once I started listening to the musical, I fell in love. It is a show about acceptance and change and it is filled with so much fun.”
Mackenzie Kuykendoll plays the role of Deloris Van Cartier. “I am so estatic about getting to play such an iconic role. There are many inspirations for the role that I look up to such as Whoopie Goldberg and Patina Miller. I love this show, so I’m very excited to go on this journey with Deloris.”
The cast of Sister Act includes: Tevin Arter, Sidniya Beattie, Hayden Belue, Jamaia Chase, Rachel Christopherson, Roman Clark, Erica Crosby, Abigail Davis, Jayda Dennis-Alexander, Zoe Donndelinger, Gabriel Eskridge, Kadiatu Gassama, Alyssia Goodwin, Xea Goolsby, Paris Guy, Andrew Heady, Garrett Heady, DanE Henderson, JaCorrion Hill, Dillon Humphrey, CJ Jamerson, Elbert Jones, Reyna Katko, Nadia Khaled, Anies Kunda, Mackenzie Kuykendoll, Allison Lee, Ethan McCraw, Rodney McKinner, Alexa Morris, Nacim Osman, Kaitlyn Poindexter, Ashley Price, Madisyn Rix, Rebecca Schranz, CJ Thomas, Xavion Thomas, Randy Truong, and Tye Washington.
The creative team behind Sister Act includes associate director Jeff White, musical director Matthew Hayner, and technical director Catie Ward. David Chipman is the show’s conductor.
Sister Act opens at the Poplar Pike Playhouse on February 21 and will run through March 9. Call the PPP Box Office at (901) 755-7775 or go to ppp.org to get more information! Follow the PPP on Facebook, Instagram (poplarpikeplayhouse), and Twitter (ppp theatre) for updates and special coupon codes for our shows.
The Poplar Pike Playhouse is the theatre complex located on the campus of Germantow High School. The corporate sponsor is Landmark Community Bank.