“Sister Act” Comes to Greenwood Community Theater
By Joey Plyler
The musical “Sister Act” will be performed in Greenwood on Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26 at the Greenwood Community Theater, with matinee performances on Feb. 18 and 25. Ticket prices will be $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students, and $12 for children twelve and under. The production will be directed by Tracie Luquire, a local teacher at Hodges Elementary, and will star Iris Stevens, a local guidance counselor at Merrywood Elementary.
Stephen Gilbert, director of the GCT, commented on the process of selecting the show. “Show selection is tough. You have to take into account which shows will sell well, and which shows people will want to audition for,” says Gilbert. “The rights for ‘Sister Act’ became available last summer. I wanted something new and diverse, and the show seemed to be a good fit.”
Gilbert went on to comment on about diversity in theater. “You know, there’s this sort of stigma that the theater is just for old, rich white folks. What we’re trying to do here is include these more diverse shows that show that the theater is for everyone. I want anyone to feel comfortable to walk through our door, whether it be to audition or just to be a part of the audience.” Gilbert concluded with his thoughts on the show itself, saying “I think it’s a good show. I think it’ll sell well, and it’s got a really strong cast with strong vocals.”