What: “Sister Act”
Where: Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, 40 River St., Chagrin Falls
When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 11
Why you should go: The Broadway musical comedy is based on the 1992 hit Whoopi Goldberg film, featuring original music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and script by Bill and Cherie Steinkellner. The CVLT show is directed and choreographed by Pamela LaForce, with assistance from daughter Alex Petsche.
More on the show from a news release:
The CVLT production stars Aja Norman as Deloris Van Cartier, an aspiring nightclub singer who witnesses a mob murder and is stashed in a convent for protection. There she finds herself at odds with the rigid lifestyle and the uptight Mother Superior, played by Sharon Lloyd. Deloris eventually uses her disco moves and soulful singing to inspire the convent’s choir. In breathing new life into the church and community her cover is blown. Can her new sisterhood save her?
The production also stars Carolyn Voorhees as Sister Mary Robert, Laurel Bryant as Mary Patrick, Greta Rothman as Mary Lazarus, Tina Burgett-Krause as Mary Martin, and Sally Morris as Mary Theresa. Chris Macchione is gangster Curtis Jackson, with fellow mobsters played by Eric Oswald, Nathan Hill, and John Hickman. Adam Klusty is Lt. Souther and Neil Rubin is Monsignor O’Hara. The cast also features Amy Brodsky, Melody Collison, Leigh Garrett, Marissa Gelender, Lin Mullin, Bekah Neubecker, Alyssa Whiddon, Ava Wilson.
How much: $20 for adults; $16 for seniors and students.
How to get more information: Visit CVLT.org or call 440-247-8955.
Image: Aja Norman, left, is Deloris van Cartier and Sharon Lloyd is Mother Superior in “Sister Act,” on stage at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre through Aug. 11. (Submitted)