Photograph by Rich Lee @richleenamed
The Arts Guild at Neumann University
Center Stage Productions
Lyrics by Music by
Glenn Slater Alan Menken
Additional Book Material
Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Picture Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard
Orchestrations by Doug Besterman
Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements by Michael Kosarin
Dance Music Arrangements by Mark Hummel
Produced on Broadway by Whoopi Goldberg & Stage Entertainment in association with The Shubert Organization and Disney Theatrical Productions
Originally Production Development in association with
Peter Schneider & Michael Reno and Produced by
Sister Act is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. - www.MTIShows.com
Center Stage Productions is a founding member of the
Arts Guild at Neumann University
SISTER ACT CAST
Deloris Van Cartier Shana Roberts
Mother Superior Anne Moran
Sister Mary Robert Vicki Coleman
Sister Mary Patrick Catherine Callahan
Sister Mary Lazarus Tammy Sarosy
Eddie Souther Ben Daisey
Curtis Jackson Gary Hubbard Jr.
Joey Hayden Brown
TJ Andrew Foster
Pablo Todd Hartsock
Monsignor O’Hara Randy Marcheski
Sister Mary Martin of Tours Marissa Capuano
Sister Mary Theresa Bernadette Moore
Michelle and Others u/s Deloris Van Cartier* Jacqueline Collins
Tina and Others Hayley Hughes
Ernie, Newscaster and Others Joe Matthews
Cop and Others Andre Foster
Cab Driver, Pool Player and Others Brendan Baldwin
Nuns of the Convent:
*The role of Deloris Van Cartier will be played Jacque Collins at the Saturday Matinee 8/12.
**Plays the roles normally played by Jaqueline Collins at the Saturday Matinee 8/12.
Director and Choreographer: Patrick Murray
Music Director: Katie VanNewkirk
Assistant Director: Joanna Mignogna
Assistant to the Director: Connor Mullin
Scenic Charges: Colin Suter and Connor Mullin
Promotional Graphic Design: Joe Matthews
Stained Glass Design: Joe Matthews
Light Design: Patrick Murray
Scenic Design: Patrick Murray, Colin Suter, and Connor Mullin
Costume Design: Patrick Murray
Sound Design: Julianne Schallmo
Deloris Wig Design: Lanasia Boyd-Miller and Te’rah Thomas
Special thanks to Ray Crozier, Pierre’s Costumes, Neumann University, Lindsey Cusick, Bridget Martin, Brighid Moran, GVPAA, Barnstormers, New Candlelight Theatre, Wilmington Drama League, Kathy Be, Laurene Eckbold, Nicholas DiMarino, Julianne Schallmo, Brian Kavanagh, Jillian Tutak, Mission and Ministry, Hayley Hughes, Catherine Callahan, Joe Matthews, Tammy Sarosy, John Coleman, and Aidan White.
Graphic by Joe Matthews
MEET THE CAST
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Founded in 1984, Center Stage Productions has a long history founded on introducing and proliferating theater and arts performance and education in the local community.
Initially established as a youth-focused group, several teachers in the Chichester area banded together to produce a one-off production of Grease with their arts and music students who all had a limited outlet for their artistic interests with one school-year production. Performing as “Chichester Community Youth Theatre” and on the stage of the local Middle School, this single late-summer production lead to a second, and a third, and so on each summer for several years. Wanting to expand membership, the group wrote by-laws, appointed a Board of Directors, and established itself with non-profit status re-branding as “Center Stage Productions.” It was at this time they also made the move to the Neumann stage. All these changes thereby opened involvement to all ages in the community with an “all-hands-on deck” welcome and recruited anyone who could sing, dance, play music, swing a hammer, sew a button, or brandish a paint brush to join the family.
Throughout the years since, the “CSP” repertoire expanded to include a Shakespeare Festival for area schools; a successful, on-going children’s Summer Theatre Workshop camp with classes for pre-school through high school and curriculum written and supervised by education professionals (many of which are alumni of the program); annual large Mainstage musicals; straight plays; original works written by members; children’s participatory plays; a joint production with the Delaware County Symphony; the occasional venture into area retirement homes and other venues offering entertainment; expanding into off-season special productions; and most recently a resoundingly successful evening of dining and song with their Annual Cabaret Night “Friendraiser” now in its 12th year.
Today Center Stage Productions is still supervised by a group of community members who spent their own youth in the CSP programs and summers on the stage. Many in our membership have gone on to professional performing and education careers. Others have their own children move up on through the group as student, performer, and now staff. Many continue to perform and produce as hobby out of their love for the arts. It is a cross-section of these segments in our family who are performing for you tonight. The resounding belief from these talented players is that nothing compares to the vast and irreplaceable experience of learning in the Center Stage working theatre program. With this performance tonight, they give back to the community some of the enrichment and thrill of performing and creating, reminding all that the love of theatre has a home in each of us.