Theatre Under the Stars Brings SISTER ACT to the Stage with Stunning Cast
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to present the incredibly talented cast of Sister Act including Simone Gundy as “Deloris Van Cartier.”
She previously appeared in the TUTS productions of Memphis, The Wiz and Elf, and many know her from season 11 of NBC’s “The Voice.”
“I am beyond excited to direct Simone in Sister Act. Her powerhouse voice and comedic chops make her a perfect fit for this role,” said Knechtges. “This heartwarming show is just what we all need right now,” said Artistic Director Dan Knechtges.
Joining Gundy in the cast is another Houston-area native, Alan H Green as “Curtis.” Green has appeared on Broadway in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Sister Act and Play On! The cast also includes Anthony Alfaro as “Pablo,” Jamall Houston as “Eddie Souther,” Logan Keslar as “Joey,” Susan Koozin as “Mother Superior,” Trey Morgan Lewis as “TJ,” Joline Mujica as “Mary Patrick,” Cathy Newman as “Mary Lazarus,” Raven Justine Troup as “Mary Robert,” and LaBraska Washington as “Monsignor O’Hara.” Miles Marmolejo and Yasmyn Sumiyoshi will serve as swings.
Rounding out the cast in the Ensemble are Hallie D Chapman, Courtney Chilton, Trey Harrington, T.J. Newton, Kim Stengel and Holland Vavra.
Sister Act will be directed and choreographed by TUTS Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges. He is joined by Musical Director, Alex Navarro; Set Designer, Adam Koch; Costume Designer, Colleen Grady, Lighting Designer, Gary C. Echelmeyer, and Sound Designer, Andrew Harper. Casting for Sister Act is provided by Megan Larche Dominick, CSA.
Based on the hit film, Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In addition to music by Menken, the musical features lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner.
Sister Act runs November 2 through 14 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at just $40, and are available online at TUTS.com, or by contacting the TUTS Box Office by phone at (713) 558-8887 or in person by visiting the Box Office located at 800 Bagby Street.
Photo: Laura Hagen