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Sister Act


Sister Act
will be presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild on May 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19 and 20, 2017 at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre. The musical follows disco diva Deloris Van Cartier who witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in a convent. Disguised as a nun, she 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.

Sister Act is based on the hit 1992 comedy film of the same name starring Whoopi Goldberg. Music is by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner. The musical played Broadway in 2011, received multiple Tony Award nominations, has launched national and international tours and been performed in countries around the world.

 

Bridges of Madison County


The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present The Bridges of Madison County during FestivALL Charleston 2017 at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre on June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25, 2017.

Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Walker, The Bridges of Madison County, tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It's an unforgettable story of two people caught between duty and desire, as a unexpected encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

The musical features stunning music by Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the expressive balladry of classic Broadway. The book is by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marcia Norman.

The 1995 film version directed by Clint Eastwood starred Meryl Streep and Eastwood and earned another Academy Award for Meryl Streep.

 

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Auditions

All auditions at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre, 411 Tennessee Ave., Charleston; CALL 304-545-6945 for more information.

Sister Act

Singing – Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm - Prepare a selection and bring music for Guild accompanist; No a cappella

Reading – Wednesday February 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm - Scripts provided

Dancing – Thursday February 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm - Dress to move and dance; combinations taught; be prompt!

Bridges of Madison County

Tuesday April 4 and Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Prepare a musical selection and bring copy of music for Guild accompanist; scripts provided


 

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