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Southern Arkansas University Theatre is set to perform “Sister Act” at Harton Theatre from April 11-20, 2019, according to a news release.

AnnaLisa “Jazz” VanAssche of Camden is a sophomore Performing Arts: Musical Theatre major, and is Sister Mary Lazarus for the play.

Peyton Ruch of Camden is a freshman Performing Arts: Musical Education (Vocal) major in Musical Theatre, and is a male ensemble member for the play.

The Thursday -Saturday evening shows will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.

There will be an actor talk-back following both Saturday night shows.

Some roles have been double cast and different performers will play those roles on alternating performances.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, online at, or by calling (870) 235-4255.

General admission tickets are $17; $12 for SAU faculty, staff, and senior citizens; and $8 for students.

The news release states:

“This musical is family-friendly and recommended for all ages. “Sister Act,” by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, and Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, is a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet!

“Featuring original music by Menken, winner of a Tony Award winner and eight Oscars, this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she will not be found: a covenant.

“Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique dance moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community. In doing so, though, she blows her cover.

“Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.”

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