Matinee Monday on #WoMRadio – WBT presents “Sister Act”

The Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) is the longest running year-round Equity theatre in the state of New York, with a 43-year history of over 200 main-stage productions and nearly 1000 Monday/Tuesday special events and concerts. Our objective with this world-class venue is to always provide our audiences – which come from far and wide – with the highest production values and most memorable entertainment/dining experiences.

WBT is the only theatre of its kind in Westchester where Broadway performers, directors and designers gather to create this level of Musical Theatre. Each show is produced exclusively for WBT and is approached similarly to a Broadway production: casting Broadway performers at auditions in New York City and engaging the creative staff (Directors, Choreographers, Musical Directors, Live Orchestra, Set, Costume & Lighting Designers, etc.) On musical “dark nights,” WBT has presented nearly 1000 Monday and Tuesday night special events and concerts,  featuring top-tier talents such as Jackie Mason, Tom Jones, George Carlin, Paul Anka, Wayne Newton and Harry Belafonte. With the continued support of our tri-state area audiences, we pledge to continue to present the best in theatre and dining!

Running April 5 – July 1, 2018

Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood, and music. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner ALAN MENKEN (Disney’s Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul, and disco, SISTER ACT is the funniest and funkiest musical around.

The Cast features: Zuri Washington (as Deloris Van Cartier), Lani Corson (Sister Mary Robert) Ken Jennings(Monsignor O’Hara), Philip Michael Baskerville (Curtis Shank), Danny Wilfred (Eddie Souther), Corben Williams(TJ), Jayson Elliott (Joey), Mike D’Amico (Pablo), Sandy Rosenberg (Sister Mary Lazarus), Katelyn Lauria (Sister Mary Patrick) and Mary Jo McConnell (Mother Superior).

Hosts Dori DeCarlo and Traci Timmons were lucky to have a chance to see the show and share interviews and some of the fantastic musical stylings of some of the lead actresses from the production.

ZURI WASHINGTON (Deloris Van Cartier) is a Bronx native who is beyond excited to make her WBT debut in one of her favorite roles! She starred in the National Tours of Bring It On: The Musical as Danielle and Memphis as Felicia Farrell. Other credits include: Dreamgirls (Deena) and Bat Out of Hell which is now enjoying a run in the UK before hopefully making it’s way back across the pond to the US. Proud AEA girl.  IG: @zuriwithafringeontop

MARY JO McCONNELL (Mother Superior) National Tours: The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), All Shook Up, Sister Act. Off-Broadway: Soap Star, Menopause, the Musical (original cast). Regional highlights: Freaky Friday, Convenience, Forbidden Broadway & Sunday in the Park with George. TV: Pan Am, Masters of Sex, One Life to Live. Co-wrote & produced the short film TRUMPED.  MFA, American Conservatory Theater.  Her longest running engagement to date is three years in the US Army Nurse Corps in the role of Captain.

SANDY ROSENBERG (Mary Lazarus) is thrilled to return to WBT for a fourth time after appearing as Flo Manero in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER last year.  Broadway/NYC credits: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (original cast), MAMMA MIA!, CANDIDE, THE GOLDEN LAND, NOT THAT JEWISH. Tours: LES MISERABLES, JEKYLL AND HYDE. Regional: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Frau Blucher), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Mrs. Tottendale), FUNNY GIRL (Mrs. Strakosh), MARY POPPINS (Bird Woman/Miss Andrew), THE WEDDING SINGER (Grandma Rosie), NUNSENSE (Mother Superior). Love my Sid.

The episode can be heard here.

You can reserve tickets to Sister Act here.  Or call (914) 592-2222.

About Traci Timmons

Traci is proud to help share the wisdom of women as the producer and co-host on the Word of Mom Radio Network. She loves being in a partnership with Dori DeCarlo who has been a friend and inspiration since childhood. When she agreed to join the team here at WoMRadio, she never imagined how fully it would become part of her life, and how meeting so many powerful and incredible women - sharing their stories and helping to empower them and build their businesses – would be so fulfilling and FUN! Traci has worked in the theatre and entertainment realm as an actress, director, singer, producer and teacher for many years. She has also been an event producer, and done every type of office manager/bookkeeper/operations job there is. Having this platform to showcase the work of the NEW business women, as well as her own is an honor and a privilege. Making new connections and building each other up is key. Current affiliations include Thespian Arts Program, The Family Repertory Company, Labyrinth Arts Collective, Darknight Productions, G Squared Productions and more. Take every day and make it great, be happy, be healthy and most important – be yourself!

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