Musical Smash Sister Act: A Holy Hit!

Foster City, CA (April 3, 2017) – Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula’s premier theatre company, closes out its 2016–17 season with the Peninsula premiere of the five-time Tony Award-nominated musical smash, Sister Act. Based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, this feel-good musical comedy centers around wannabe diva Deloris Van Cartier who, after witnessing a crime, is put into witness protection in the least likely of places—a convent.  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. Featuring original music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, School of Rock, Love Never Dies), this uplifting musical is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story about the universal power of friendship.

Sister Act will run May 4 – 28, 2017 at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City). Performances are Thursdays—Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.  Press night for Sister Act will be Friday, May 5, 2017. Single tickets range in price from $45–$48 and are available now by calling 650.349.6411 ext. 2 or visiting

Led by Dawn Troupe*, as Deloris Van Cartier, Sister Act features an ensemble cast including (in alphabetical order) Rachelle Abbey, Jim Ambler*, Kyle Arrouzet, Darlene Batchelder, Olivia Chavez, Melissa Costa, Nick Dale, Nicholas Garland, Lindsay Kelliher, Minie Pullon, Jessica Maxey, Susan Melanson, Sara Murphy, Sam Nachison, Alexandra Nemchik, Sheraj Ragoobeer, Ray Ross, Mary Scotts, Arielle Rothman, Robert Sholty, Gary Stanford, Jr., Jay Thulien, Katie Tupper and Beth Anne Wells.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Directed by Bill Star, the creative team for Sister Act includes Amanda Roccuzzo (Stage Manager), Rick Reynolds (Music Director), Jim Ambler (Choreographer), Fred Eiras (Master Builder), Aya Matsutomo (Master Electrician), Val Emmi (Costume Designer), Dee Morrissey (Hair & Make-Up), Will Springhorn (Lighting Designer), Rosie Issel (Prop Designer), Alan Chang (Sound Designer) and Dutch Fritz (Scenic Designer).

Hillbarn Theatre’s production of Sister Act is made possible by The African-American Community Health Advisory Committee.

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Since 1941, the historic Hillbarn Theatre has served the San Francisco Bay Area by embracing this founding ideal – to create theatre with the community, for the community, striving always for excellence in production and education. Hillbarn has won a Theater Critics Circle Award, was accepted at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, was honored with several mayoral proclamations for excellence in theatrical production and education, and received three Dean Goodman Awards for Artistic Excellence.  

For more information or to schedule an interview with the director or actors, contact

James Smith at | 415.296.0677


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