"Sister Act" Opens April 16th


Broadway actress directs "Sister Act" at Landmark Community Theatre    

THOMASTON-Landmark Community Theatre brings the Broadway musical, Sister Act, to the mainstage at the Thomaston Opera House, showing April 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8pm and April 17, 24, May 1 at 2pm. Sister Act stars Sasha Brown as Deloris Van Cartier, a club performer who finds herself in a heap of trouble when she witnesses a murder at the hands of her gangster boyfriend, Curtis Jackson (Dan Frederick). Forced into the witness protection program, she is placed in a convent under the watchful eye of Mother Superior (Priscilla Squires). Deloris’s unwillingness to conform and unholy influence infects the sisters of the convent, creating hilarious hi-jinks, including a bar fight. Leading the sisters in song, she reveals the power of one’s voice and the strength of friendship.  With Lyrics by Glenn Slater and Music by Alan Menken, this adapted blockbuster hit brings all the laughter and excitement of the film to the main-stage.    

Directed by Marissa Perry, who starred as one of the fierce and sassy high belting nuns in the original Broadway cast of Sister Act, this Broadway veteran lends her talents to LCT’s main-stage. Perry is probably best known for her portrayal of Tracy Turnblad in Broadway’s Hairspray. She has also garnered attention for her roles as Maria in the Off-Broadway hit, My Big Gay Italian Funeral, and as Marina Guilino in Tony and Tina’s Wedding (Off-Broadway- Original Revival Cast). Perry is a JEFF Award (Chicago) and IRNE Award (Boston) Nominee for Best Principal Actress in a musical.  She travels the country sharing her infamous Dance/Musical Theater Master Classes and credits her success as an actor for finding passion for directing theater and teaching. She is also a licensed massage therapist and the proud owner of The Balanced Body Therapy, L.L.C. in Middlebury, CT. 

Joining Marissa on the production team is music director Dan Ringette and choreographer John Carter. Dan last music directed at the Opera House for the community theatre premier of Les Miserable in the Summer of 2013.  He has been involved in numerous productions throughout the area. Most recently he music directed Rock of Ages at the Warner Theater in Torrington, CT.  John Carter is probably best known to Thomaston Opera House audiences for his roles as Coalhouse Walker in the 2004 production of Ragtime and Tom Collins in the 2010 production of Rent.  He directed and choreographed A Chorus Line in 2006 at the Opera House.  John, in addition to being a part-time dance instructor has also acted, directed and choreographed for numerous theatre groups around Connecticut.  

LCT is excited to share this Broadway musical with audiences of all ages. From the 1992 hit comedic film, starring Whoopi Goldberg, don’t miss the story of how one sinner saved a covent, a community, and herself.  Come enjoy the experience of quality live theater in a historic Connecticut landmark showing April 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8pm and April 17, 24,  May 1 at 2pm.  

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