Sister Act

apr 1 - apr 24, 2016
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner, Additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday
Theatre:
Mainstage

Sister Act is the musical comedy smash that has audiences jumping to their feet!

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 a 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.

Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave Des Moines Community Playhouse audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice!

Awards and Nominations

  • 2011 Tony Award® Best Musical nominee
  • 2011 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical nominee
  • 2011 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical nominee

The performance on Sunday, April 10, will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service. ASL interpreted performances available with advance notice.

Run Time

2 hours 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission

Deloris
Alexandra Gray
Curtis
Edward Barker
Eddie
Chris Rozenboom
Joey
Douglas Cochrane
Pablo
Mitchell Nieland
TJ
Donovan McCamey
Monsignor O'Hara
Gary Scherer
Pope
Bart Galvin
Mother Superior
Jennifer Phelps
Mary Robert
Tricia Arvanis
Mary Theresa
Jill Curry
Mary Lazarus
Therese Riordan
Mary Patrick
Melissa Kellar
Mary Martin-of-Tours
Sarah Elizabeth Kelly
Michelle
Rachel Meyer
Tina
Kate Fitzgerald
Ensemble
Jennie Coletta
Jason Ehlenfeldt
Charissa Hamel
Dakota Rachuy
Farica Robertson
Tony Tandeski

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: April 24, 2016
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “Sister Act”
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Tony Award nominated musical, “Sister Act,” Apr. 1-24, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.

“Sister Act” is the musical comedy smash that has audiences jumping to their feet!

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Alexandra St. James-Gray) witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior (Jennifer Phelps). 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 members give chase only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. 

Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, “Sister Act” will leave Playhouse audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, “Sister Act” is reason to rejoice!

The Playhouse cast is directed by Judy Hart, with musical direction by Anna Lackaff and choreography by Alison Shafer. The cast includes Tricia Arvanis, Edward M. Barker, Douglas Cochrane, Jennie Coletta, Jill Curry, Jason Ehlenfeldt, Kate FItzgerald, Bart Galvin, Charissa L. Hamel, Melissa Kellar, Sarah Elizabeth Kelly, Donovan McCamey, Rachel Elizabeth Meyer, Mitchell Nieland, Dakota Rachuy, Therese Riordan, Farica L. Robertson, Christopher Rozenboom, Gary Scherer, and Tony Tandeski.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and “Sister Act,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“Sister Act” Performances: Apr. 1-24, 2016
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday

“Sister Act” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $25
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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“Sister Act” is at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Apr. 1-24, 2016. The cast features (left to right, front row) Jennifer Phelps as Mother Superior, Farica Robertson, Alexandra St. James-Gray as Deloris Van Cartier, Jill Curry as Sister Mary Theresa, and Melissa Kellar as Sister Mary Patrick, and (left to right, back row) Tricia Arvanis as Sister Mary Roberts, Rachel Meyer, Sarah Elizabeth Kelly as Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours, and Charissa Hamel. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Alexandra St. James-Gray is Deloris Van Cartier in “Sister Act,” Apr. 1-24, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. (Nuns left to right, front row) Farica Robertson, Jill Curry as Sister Mary Theresa, Melissa Kellar as Sister Mary Patrick, Therese Riordan as Sister Mary Lazarus. (Nuns left to right, back row) Tricia Arvanis as Sister Mary Robert, Rachel Meyer, Sarah Elizabeth Kelly as Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours, and Charissa Hamel.

“Sister Act,” Apr. 1-24, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse features (left to right) Rachel Meyer, Farica Robertson, Jill Curry as Sister Mary Theresa, Melissa Kellar as Sister Mary Patrick, Alexandra St. James-Gray as Deloris Van Cartier, Tricia Arvanis as Sister Mary Robert, Therese Riordan as Sister Mary Lazarus, Sarah Elizabeth Kelly as Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours, and Charissa Hamel. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Jennifer Phelps is Mother Superior and Alexandra St. James-Gray is Deloris Van Cartier in “Sister Act,” Apr. 1-24, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

(Left to right) Tricia Arvanis is Sister Mary Robert, Alexandra St. James-Gray is Deloris Van Cartier, and Melissa Kellar is Sister Mary Patrick in “Sister Act,” Apr. 1-24, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Tricia Arvanis is Sister Mary Robert and Alexandra St. James-Gray is Deloris Van Cartier in “Sister Act,” Apr. 1-24, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“Sister Act,” Apr. 1-24, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, features (left to right) Melissa Kellar as Sister Mary Patrick, Alexandra St. James-Gray as Deloris Van Cartier, Tricia Arvanis as Sister Mary Robert, and Therese Riordan as Sister Mary Lazarus. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Jennifer Phelps is Mother Superior and Alexandra St. James-Gray is Deloris Van Cartier in “Sister Act,” Apr. 1-24, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“Sister Act,” Apr. 1-24, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, features Tricia Arvanis as Sister Mary Robert, Alexandra St. James-Gray as Deloris Van Cartier, and Melissa Kellar as Sister Mary Patrick. Photo by Steve Gibbons.