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Sister Act makes Beef & Boards debut

by Patricia Rettig
February 18, 2016
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
317-872-9664
Hang on to your habit, because Deloris Van Cartier is about to shake things up when Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents the divine comedy Sister Act as the first musical in its 2016 Season. Nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Sister Act is on stage for the first time at Beef & Boards.

Sister Act is a musical based on the hit 1992 film of the same name that starred Whoopie Goldberg in the role of Deloris. Goldberg went on to produce the uplifting Broadway adaptation that features original music by Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), a Tony and eight-time Oscar winner.

Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act tells of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who is put in protective custody after witnessing a murder. The cops put her in one place they’re sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, Deloris 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.

The Beef & Boards production welcomes newcomer Zuri Washington in the role of Deloris, with Suzanne Stark (Peter Pan, The Drowsy Chaperone, Mary Poppins) as the Mother Superior, and newcomers Erick Pinnick as Curtis Shank, Lamont O’Neal as Lt. Eddie Souther, and Gabrielle Harker as Sister Mary Robert.

Sister Act is on stage for 48 performances through March 26 in the intimate space of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets range from $41 to $66 and include Chef Odell Ward’s freshly prepared dinner buffet and select beverages. Parking is always free.

For reservations, call the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Box Office at 317.872.9664 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. Discounts are available to groups of 20 or more; contact the Group Sales Department for more details.

For more information, including complete show schedule, visit beefandboards.com.

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indiana’s only year-round professional dinner theatre,has been serving up exceptional entertainment since 1973.

Fact Sheet

WHAT: Sister Act
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner
Sponsored by Current Publishing

WHEN: Feb. 11 through March 26, 2016

Weekday/Saturday Evenings
Doors open at 6 p.m.; Buffet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m.
February: 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
March: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Weekday Matinees
Doors open at 11 a.m.; Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Show at 1 p.m.
February: 17, 24
March: 2, 9, 16, 23

Sunday Evenings
Doors open at 5 p.m.; Buffet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Show at 7 p.m.
February: 14, 21, 28
March: 6, 13, 20

Sunday Matinees
Doors open at noon; Buffet from 12:15 to 1 p.m.; Show at 1:30 p.m.
February: 14, 21, 28
March: 6, 13, 20

WHO:
Director Douglas E. Stark Choreographer Ron Morgan
Musical Director Terry Woods Costume Design Jill Kelly Set Design Michael Layton Lighting Design Ryan Koharchik

Starring:
Zuri Washington as Deloris Van Cartier Suzanne Stark as Mother Superior
Erick Pinnick as Curtis Shank Lamont O’Neal as Lt. Eddie Souther
Gabrielle Harker as Sister Mary Robert Grace Sell as Sister Mary Patrick
Susan Smith as Sister Mary Lazarus Sally Scharbrough as Sister Mary Martin
Emily Mattheson as Sister Mary Theresa Amy Owens as Michelle
Ayana Major Bey as Tina/Sister Mary Celeste Douglas
E. Stark as Monsignor
Jerrial T. Young as Pete/Drag Queen/Ernie Peter Scharbrough as Joey/Bum
Jeremy Sartin as Pablo/Bum Sam McKanney as T.J./Bum
Amanda Downey as Nun/Hooker

WHERE: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 46268

TICKETS: Available by calling the Box Office at 317.872.9664 between 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. Tickets range from $41 to $66 and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, fruit & salad bar, and select beverages. Group rates available.

WEB SITE: For more information or show schedule, visit beefandboards.com
Lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (Zuri Washington), center, teaches the nuns of Queen of Angels Church a new way to sing the Lord’s praises in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Sister Act, now on stage through March 25. Broadway’s divine musical comedy is based on the film of the same name that starred Whoopi Goldberg in the role of Deloris.

Lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (Zuri Washington), center, teaches the nuns of Queen of Angels Church a new way to sing the Lord’s praises in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Sister Act, now on stage through March 25. Broadway’s divine musical comedy is based on the film of the same name that starred Whoopi Goldberg in the role of Deloris.


Deloris Van Cartier (Zuri Washington), right, introduces herself to the strict Mother Superior (Suzanne Stark), who is not happy that the lounge singer, who just witnessed a murder, will be hiding in her convent in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Sister Act, now on stage through March 25. Broadway’s divine musical comedy is based on the film of the same name that starred Whoopi Goldberg in the role of Deloris.

Deloris Van Cartier (Zuri Washington), right, introduces herself to the strict Mother Superior (Suzanne Stark), who is not happy that the lounge singer, who just witnessed a murder, will be hiding in her convent in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Sister Act, now on stage through March 25. Broadway’s divine musical comedy is based on the film of the same name that starred Whoopi Goldberg in the role of Deloris.


Disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier (Zuri Washington), center, sings about her aspirations in “Fabulous Baby” with backup singers Michelle (Amy Owens), left, and Tina (Ayana Major Bey) in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Sister Act, now on stage through March 25. Broadway’s divine musical comedy is based on the film of the same name that starred Whoopi Goldberg in the role of Deloris.

Disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier (Zuri Washington), center, sings about her aspirations in “Fabulous Baby” with backup singers Michelle (Amy Owens), left, and Tina (Ayana Major Bey) in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Sister Act, now on stage through March 25. Broadway’s divine musical comedy is based on the film of the same name that starred Whoopi Goldberg in the role of Deloris.


Philadelphia gangster Curtis Shank (Erick Pinnick), right, sings “When I Find My Baby” about Deloris Van Cartier, who witnessed him kill a man in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Sister Act, now on stage through March 25. Broadway’s divine musical comedy is based on the film of the same name that starred Whoopi Goldberg in the role of Deloris.

Philadelphia gangster Curtis Shank (Erick Pinnick), right, sings “When I Find My Baby” about Deloris Van Cartier, who witnessed him kill a man in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Sister Act, now on stage through March 25. Broadway’s divine musical comedy is based on the film of the same name that starred Whoopi Goldberg in the role of Deloris.

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