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Volume 26, Number 6 — June 2018

Arts Calendar

 Sing the night away with summer music “Sister Act”
“Sister Act” is full of powerful music, outrageous dancing and lots of laughter. The show runs at Barter Theatre in Abingdon through Aug. 11.

Sing the night away with summer music “Sister Act”

Date(s):  May 20 - August 11, 2018
Venue: Barter Theatre
133 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24212

ABINGDON, Va.- “Sister Act,” the musical comedy, based on the hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg has been experienced by audiences all over the world. This entertaining summer smash hit is taking Gilliam Stage to the convent through Aug. 11.

The production stars Raven Flowers, who first appeared on stage in Las Vegas and has performed all over the country. Tricia Matthews, Kim Morgan Dean, Hope Quinn and Paris Bradstreet give monastery performances. In addition, Sarah Laughland, Hannah Ingram, Nick Koesters, Andrew Hampton Livingston, Sean Maximo Campos and many more of Barter’s resident actors take to the stage in this show.

“Sister Act” is full of powerful music, outrageous dancing and lots of laughter. A woman in hiding finds herself in a convent where she uses music and laughter to help the sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. New York Post reported, “’Take Me to Heaven’ and ‘Spread the Love Around’ bloom into full-throttle disco epics, the latter building up to an ecstatic finale.”

“In the end, the story of ‘Sister Act’ is one where diverse parties grow and are transformed by each other. For that is our job on this earth: To discover our voices and to help others discover their voices so that we call all fill the world with song. Make a joyful noise,” commented director of “Sister Act,” Richard Rose.

Music for this show was written by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.

To purchase tickets, visit or call 276-628-3991. Tickets for all performances of “Sister Act” begin at $20.

Topics: Music, Theatre

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